Targeted recruitment

The Remote Vocational Training Scheme (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 pilot of the program in 2018-19 has successfully placed six full-time doctors to six rural and remote communities across Australia.

RVTS currently has six Targeted Recruitment positions available for commencement in February 2020. These are listed below with contact details and fact sheets about locations, where available.

 

The Targeted Recruitment locations have been selected based on 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.

 
2020 Targeted Recruitment Positions (February 2020 commencement)

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

Location

State

Practice

Contact

Fact sheet

Cobar

NSW

Cobar Primary Health Care Centre

Peter Spence
NSW Outback Division of General Practice
0457 941 188

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Hillston

NSW

Hillston Medical Centre

Estrella Lowe
NSW Rural Doctors Network
02 4924 8000

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Boggabri

NSW

Ochre Health Medical Centre Boggabri

Jessica Yuen
Ochre Health
02 8356 3127

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Orbost

VIC

Orbost Medical Clinic

Ben Trewarn
Rural Workforce Agency Victoria 
03 9349 7800

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Robinvale

VIC

Robinvale District Medical Centre

Ben Trewarn
Rural Workforce Agency Victoria 
03 9349 7800

 Download fact sheet

Dirranbandi

QLD

Dirranbandi Medical Practice

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

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Mitchell

QLD

Mitchell Medical Practice

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

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Badu Island

QLD

Badu Island Primary Health Care Centre

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

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St George

QLD

Goondir Aboriginal Health Service*

Floyd Leedie.
Goondir Health Services
07 4679 5951

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Mt Isa

QLD

Leichhardt Medical Centre

Louise Bambury
Health Workforce Queensland
07 3105 7800

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Cooktown

QLD

Cooktown Medical Centre

 

Louise Bambury
Health Workforce Queensland
07 3105 7800

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Dalwallinu

WA

Dalwallinu Medical Centre

Erin Pawson / Hasan Jehangir
Rural Health West
08 6389 4500

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Fitzroy Crossing / Broome

WA

Fitzroy Crossing Hospital & Broome Hospital

Sue Phillips
WA Country Health Service- Kimberley
0419 196 947

 

East Arnhem Land

NT

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation*

Molly Shorthouse
Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation
0427 056 889

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*Denotes Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service.

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.

Applicants who are already working in a location prior to the first publication of the targeted recruitment location list, are ineligible to apply for targeted recruitment positions. Only one candidate will be accepted per location into RVTS training.

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.

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

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 is 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.

Download the applicant guide here

For further information please contact RVTS on 02 6057 3400.