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Medical Practitioner / Doctor - VR (Sessional)

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Job Information

Job Listing Date
8 Jan 2019
Perth, Fremantle & Southern Suburbs
Work Type
Part Time
Healthcare & Medical, General Practitioners

Passionate about women’s health and women’s rights to equitable access to good health outcomes?


Multiple sessions available, up to four full days per week - can be negotiated 

Sessional rate + private fees distribution + 9.5% superannuation + generous salary packaging ($16,000 tax free per annum)


Fremantle Women’s Health Centre (FWHC), a not-for-profit community health organisation, is seeking vocationally registered female* sessional Medical Practitioner to join our dedicated and passionate multidisciplinary team committed to improving the health and wellbeing of women.

Enjoy a team-oriented workplace culture, a practice that is dedicated to person-centric care, and provides longer appointment times. We provide medical, nursing, and counselling services, health education and group activities and prioritise women who are at greatest risk of poorer health outcomes. We also provide a crèche for some activities and appointments.

FWHC is a centre for women of all ages and cultures living and working in the south-west metropolitan region. Clinical services are provided by female-identifying health professionals and support staff. A range of therapeutic, support, exercise, self-help, and educational groups cater for the diverse health and wellbeing needs of women in the region. We are a computerised, private and bulk-billing medical practice, with nursing support, scope for spending more time with patients in a relaxed friendly setting.

* Being female is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement for the position under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 - Section 34. This allows for the exclusive employment of women in women-specific services. 


Women's Health

The most common presenting women’s health issues include: cervical cancer screening (pap smears); medical problems including hypertension, high cholesterol, hepatitis B & C, HIV, obesity and thyroid problems; mental health issues; breast examinations; STIs; menopause; contraception/fertility regulation; vaginal problems; menstrual problems; pelvic problems; urinary tract issues; vulva problems; pregnancy & follow-up; relationships/sexuality; cervical problems; ovarian problems. Presenting problems are often multiple and complex.

The position requires knowledge and experience in the area of women’s health; well-developed interpersonal communication skills; ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment; an understanding of health issues relevant to Aboriginal women and women from other cultural backgrounds; good organisational skills and ability to work efficiently; computer literacy skills; medical indemnity insurance cover; current National Police Clearance. Familiarity with Medical Director software would be useful.


Reporting Relationships:

This position reports directly to the Executive Director and works in close collaboration with the Clinical Manager.

Position Summary:  

The Medical Practitioner (VR) is responsible for providing quality professional medical services in the area of women’s health to women of all ages and cultural backgrounds in the south-west metropolitan region.


Duties of the Position:

Medical Services

  1. Provide quality medical services in the area of women’s health in a supportive and caring way to clients of FWHC.
  2. Provide health education to individual clients in regard to women's health issues including, reproductive and sexual health.
  3. Liaise with referring doctors and agencies as appropriate.
  4. Make referrals to specialists as necessary.
  5. Provide written reports as necessary.

Medical and Statistical Records

  1. Maintain accurate and confidential client records, and provide statistical data on consultation issues for entry into the database.

Educational Services

  1. Provide occasional instruction to nursing students.
  2. Give educational presentations to client and community groups as required.


  1. Meet regularly with other doctors at FWHC to ensure a coordinated approach to the delivery of medical services.
  2. Provide input toteam meetings at FWHC to ensure appropriate and relevant maintenance and development of services to meet client needs.

Professional Development

  1. Maintain professional development in women’s health.


Expected Outcomes as a Contractual Requirement:

  1. Medical services are of high quality and run efficiently and effectively.
  2. Women who attend FWHC are well supported and their health concerns are treated professionally and with due care to their circumstances.
  3. Clients’ test results are managed with care and in a timely manner with appropriate follow-up as required.
  4. Confidentiality of clients’ personal information is ensured.
  5. Timely written reports are provided as required.
  6. Appropriate referrals are made.
  7. Knowledge of clinical practice and current research relating to women’s health issues is maintained.


Selection Criteria for the Position:


  1. Qualified doctor registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Vocational Registration.
  3. Sound knowledge of women’s health issues and experience in the provision of medical services in response to women’s health issues.
  4. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  5. Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  6. Knowledge and understanding of health issues relevant to Aboriginal women and women from other cultural backgrounds.
  7. Well-developed written skills and competence in report writing.
  8. Organisational skills and ability to work efficiently.
  9. Computer literacy skills.
  10. Medical indemnity insurance cover.
  11. Current National Police Clearance.


  1. Experience with Medical Director electronic patient management system.



Please send a response to all Essential (and Desirable, if relevant) Selection Criteria and include your CV, and two professional referees to by COB, Monday 4 February.

Contact Dawn, Clinical Manager, via phone 9431 0508 or email for more information or a confidential discussion regarding this role.​​​​​​​

The application form will include these questions:
  • Are you currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?
  • Do you have professional indemnity insurance (pii)?
  • Do you have fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a vocationally registered GP?

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