Targeted recruitment

The Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS) RVTS is providing the opportunity for doctors to train to GP Fellowship with RVTS at the number of selected Targeted Recruitment locations across Australia. Under Targeted Recruitment the RVTS four-year training is utilised to enhance the recruitment of doctors to rural and remote posts providing these communities with a well-supported and sustainable GP workforce.

 

The initial 2018 pilot has successfully secured the services of four full-time doctors to communities of Mallacoota (VIC), Cunnamulla (QLD), Lightning Ridge (NSW) and Bourke (NSW). RVTS currently has Targeted Recruitment positions available for commencement in August 2019 and February 2020.

 

The Targeted Recruitment locations have been selected on the basis of their medical workforce need and ability to support a GP registrar in training through to GP Fellowship with RVTS. Applicants are initially required to apply to the specific location and then undertake assessment by RVTS for entry into the training program. 

 

Successful applicants are required to remain at the location for the duration of their GP Fellowship training. The training is fully funded by the Australian Government and delivered by Distance Education and Remote Supervision to Fellowship of the ACRRM and/or RACGP.

 

2019 Targeted Recruitment Positions (August 2019 commencement)

Below is current list of the locations available for Targeted Recruitment in 2019. There are currently three training positions available. Successful applicants have the opportunity to commence RVTS training via a mid-year intake in August 2019.

Location

State

Practice

Contact

Kerang

VIC

Northern District Community Health

Mandy Hutchinson
Northern District Community Health
03 5451 0200

Blackall

QLD

Black Stump Medical Centre

David Rimmer
Central West Hospital & Health Service -
Queensland Health
07 4652 8030

Dirranbandi

QLD

Dirranbandi Medical Practice

Tim Smart
South West Hospital & Health Service -
Queensland Health
07 4505 1581

St George

QLD

Goondir Aboriginal Medical

Floyd Leedie.
Goondir Health Services
07 4679 5951

Queenstown, Zeehan, Strahan & Roseberry

TAS

Queenstown General Practice

Jessica Yuen
Ochre Health
02 8356 3127

South Hedland

WA

Wirraka Maya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

Erin Pawson
Rural Health West.
(08) 6389 4500

Wadeye

NT

Wadeye Health Centre

Ruth Durkene
NT Top End Health Service
(08) 8922 8242


2020 Targeted Recruitment Positions (February 2020 commencement)

Below is current list of the locations available for Targeted Recruitment in 2020. There are currently six training positions available. Successful applicants have the opportunity to commence RVTS training in February 2020.

Location

State

Practice

Contact

Cobar

NSW

Cobar Primary Health Care Centre

Peter Spence
NSW Outback Division of General Practice
0457 941 188

Hillston

NSW

Hillston Medical Centre

Estrella Lowe
NSW Rural Doctors Network
(02) 4924 8000

Bombala

NSW

Bombala Medical Centre

Estrella Lowe
NSW Rural Doctors Network
(02) 4924 8000

Boggabri

NSW

Ochre Health Medical Centre Boggabri

Estrella Lowe
NSW Rural Doctors Network
(02) 4924 8000

Orbost

VIC

Orbost Medical Clinic

Fatima Souki
Rural Workforce Agency Victoria
(03) 9749 7800

Robinvale

VIC

Robinvale District Medical Centre

Fatima Souki
Rural Workforce Agency Victoria
(03) 9749 7800

Dirranbandi

QLD

Dirranbandi Medical Practice

Tim Smart
South West Hospital & Health Service -
Queensland Health
07 4505 1581

Mitchell

QLD

Mitchell Medical Practice

Tim Smart
South West Hospital & Health Service -
Queensland Health
07 4505 1581

Badu Island

QLD

Badu Island Primary Health Care Centre

Anthony Brown
Torres & Cape Hospital & Health Service -
Queensland Health
0408 284 078

St George

QLD

Goondir Aboriginal Medical

Floyd Leedie.
Goondir Health Services
07 4679 5951

Mt Isa

QLD

Leichhardt Medical Centre

Sandra Bukumirovic
Health Workforce Queensland
07 3105 7800

Cooktown

QLD

Cooktown Medical Centre

 

Sandra Bukumirovic
Health Workforce Queensland
07 3105 7800

Dalwallinu

WA

Panaceum Dalwallinu

Erin Pawson / Hasan Jehangir
Rural Health West
(08) 6389 4500

Roebourne

WA

Mawarnkarra Health Service

 

Erin Pawson / Hasan Jehangir
Rural Health West
(08) 6389 4500

Fitzroy Crossing / Broome

WA

Fitzroy Crossing Hospital & Broome Hospital

Sue Phillips
WA Country Health Service- Kimberley
0419 196 947

Flinders Island

TAS Ochre Health Medical Centre King Island

Jessica Yuen
Ochre Health
02 8356 3127

Wadeye

NT

Wadeye Health Centre

Ruth Durkene
NT Top End Health Service
(08) 8922 8242

East Arnhem Land

NT

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

Molly Shorthouse
Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation
0427 056 889


Candidate applications

Applicants are invited to contact and apply for positions at the above listed targeted recruitment locations. Upon successful interview, the location will then pass on the applicant's details to RVTS for further training specific assessment.

The first locations to recruit candidates who are successful through the RVTS selection processes will be awarded training positions. Where there are more candidates than training places per selection round, candidates will be ranked in accordance with RVTS selection criteria. Only one candidate will be accepted per location.

Please note: Targeted Recruitment closing dates may differ to the closing dates for RVTS general selection.

Successful candidates remain at the location for the three to four years of their training through to GP Fellowship of the RACGP, ACRRM or both.

Location selection

Each year, RVTS seeks the nomination from the Rural Workforce Agencies and State Government Departments of Health, for communities with high medical workforce need that would benefit by having a RVTS registrar working at a specific location. RVTS uses the following criteria to select locations:

  • GP Community Care. The positions must be providing continuing comprehensive whole-patient medical care to individuals, families and their communities.
  • Remote geographic location. The locations must be within Modified Monash Model (MMM) Regions 4 to 7. For Aboriginal Medical Services, locations in MMM 2-3 will also be considered. Preference will be given to more remote locations.
  • High Medical Workforce Need. The positions must have a demonstrated and long-term high medical workforce need. Positions will normally require endorsement from the local Rural Workforce Agency, State Government Health Department, Primary Health Network or NACCHO State Affiliate.
  • National Spread. RVTS aims for an equitable national spread of training positions across the country based on current ABS population data.

Please note, RVTS endorses more locations than training positions available to ensure all training positions are filled.

For further information please contact RVTS on 02 6057 3400.