Are you frustrated that the care your patients need is not available in the timeframes or funding envelopes you can access? Is your concern growing that our healthcare system will increasingly fail both the population and clinicians despite everyone’s efforts? Do you believe that a fundamental human right is the capacity to be well enough to live a productive life, no matter your background?
At Inala Primary Care you will find a truly team based, patient focused environment to improve patient outcomes and influence the healthcare reform agenda. IPC is a seven year old, fast growing, not for profit practice. We have chosen a not for profit structure as the umbrella under which we work to provide the flexibility we need to focus on innovation and the application of comprehensive, evidence based care.
We currently have 18 doctors (many part-time), four nurses and six administrative positions. We also house a mental health nurse and a diabetic educator. Part-time allied health professionals attending our practice include podiatrists, dieticians and a bi-lingual psychologist. Most importantly, we work as a team in a well- equipped surgery with great systems.
We even promise that “No patient will leave feeling like a number because every consultation makes a difference!” To live up to our promise we are proactive, reflective and collaborative. Our structure supports the development of partnerships with researchers, industry, hospital systems and Medicare Locals. This means that rather than thinking about what might be interesting, or moaning about what does not work, we have team members with the time and skills to bring our dreams into reality. This might sound like an ambitious goal. Can we make it happen?
Inala has also been an early adopter of technology and systems. We won RACGP Queensland practice of the year in 2009 based on our systems. We have been totally electronic since inception and were the first site in Australia to upload a patient record to the national PCEHR. We use an i-Pad to support home visits and are actively engaged in thinking about apps and other solutions to support patient care and clinical service coordination. We have an intranet which houses our extensive range of protocols and procedures and which can be used to foster communities of interest amongst our clinical team. It also houses our online library of links and resources. We are also involved in scoping the adoption of a more comprehensive array of point of care testing in general practice. We hope to use POC to test integrated ways of supporting chronic disease and demonstrate both their costs and outcomes to the Commonwealth.
Our practice exists in a multi-cultural community. With support from Mater Health Services, we offer a refugee screening and support service for new arrivals. Our cohorts of more established refugees from the Spanish and Vietnamese communities also receive specialised services from bi-lingual staff.
IPC is an active teaching practice. We have a constant flow of students and registrars. Our teaching program is well structured and results in large applicant pools for available positions. We also take clinician development seriously. We run a monthly Journal Club involving surrounding practices which results in fervent discussion about evidence based protocols. Our monthly Grand Rounds are opportunities to internally debrief complex cases, review near miss events and work on improving clinical practice. Finally, we offer six to twelve month placements in both our renal and diabetes services for GPs wishing to gain additional skills in complex chronic disease management.
If such ambitious plans, patient centred thinking and collegiate activity strikes a chord, we would love to hear from you. We can even provide a career path as we expand to new sites and look to our team to step up to become leaders. Best of all, our practice is open 8am until 5pm so you will be assured of interesting work with room for the rest of your life. GPs interested in contract, employee, full-time or part-time positions are encouraged to make contact.
Applicants must be a FRACGP Fellow. Doctors requiring DWS posts should not apply as IPC is not eligible.
If getting things right the first time is your mantra, we have the perfect opportunity for you!
Inala Primary Care is an innovative medical centre which takes patient care and clinical innovation seriously. We currently have an opportunities available for the right candidates to become part of our growing business that is focused on delivering on our brand promise “No patient will leave feeling like a number, because every consultation makes a difference!”
This is a bold claim which needs to be supported by the right patient interactions, bookings, billings and targeted clinical interventions. We need someone who is experienced with patient reception but wants to build on their knowledge to make our business hum.
Our business is growing with plans to open a number of new sites over the next two years. Our team based environment will appeal to someone who is focussed on delivering innovation which matters to our diverse patient group and disadvantaged community. If you are courageous enough to change, learn and grow you will have the flexibility we need to be part of our team to take our practice to the next level.
If you believe our investment in you will be an investment guaranteed to deliver responsive service and systems which support the delivery of great care, email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a one page pitch on why you are right for the role.
We have availability for the right person to start immediately. We are looking for someone to join our team for appox 30hours per week.
For further information call Fabiola Bran, Practice Manager on PH: 3275 5444.