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

Download fact sheet
 Hillston  NSW  Hillston Medical Centre  Estrella Lowe
 NSW Rural Doctors Network
 02 4924 8000
Download fact sheet
 Boggabri  NSW

 Ochre Health Medical Centre
 
Boggabri

 Jessica Yuen
 Ochre Health
 02 8356 3127
Download fact sheet
 Orbost  VIC  Orbost Medical Clinic  Ben Trewarn
 Rural Workforce Agency
 Victoria 
 03 9349 7800
Download fact sheet
 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

Download fact sheet
 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
Download fact sheet
 St George  QLD  Goondir Aboriginal Health  
 Service*
 Floyd Leedie.
 Goondir Health Services
 07 4679 5951
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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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 East Armhem Land

 NT  Miwatj Health Aboriginal
 Corporation*
 Molly Shorthouse
 Miwatj Health Aboriginal   
 Corporation
 0427 056 889
Download fact sheet

Fitzroy Crossing / Broome

WA

Fitzroy Crossing Hospital & Broome Hospital

Sue Phillips
WA Country Health Service- Kimberley
0419 196 947

 

Bass Strait Islands TAS Ochre Health Medical Centres Jessica Yuen
Ochre Health
02 8356 3127
 

*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.