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Night Doctor was formed in 2016 by Perth GPs who wanted to vastly improve the quality of care provided to patients after hours. We soon achieved this goal and we are now the highest rated After Hours Service in WA (we have a 4.7 Star rating on Google where most of our competitors have a Star rating of 3 or less). Night Doctor was the first After Hours Service in Australia to be accredited under the new RACGP 5th Edition Standards.

We are looking for GPs, GP Registrars and Hospital Doctors to join our team. The flexibility and high earning potential is perfect for those looking for a favourable work life balance. Common examples of doctors who work for our service are those:

  • wanting to pick up extra shifts around their current job
  • considering General Practice as a career
  • on maternity or other leave looking to keep up their skills and income

Valuable clinical experience

Working for Night Doctor provides a fantastic learning experience with a wide variety of clinical presentations in a safe and well supported environment.

We are an urgent care service reviewing patients with acute conditions only. The acuity level of the cases sits between emergency medicine and general practice. You will be triaging all bookings over the phone prior to attending and referring patients that require higher levels of care or investigations to ED, and non-acute cases to the regular GP. You will be reducing ED presentations by seeing patients who can’t access their GP after hours, including those with limited mobility or residents of disability or aged care facilities.

Telephone triage

Our unique triage approach allows you to take and document a history over the phone in transit which makes the visits quicker and maximises the traditionally underutilised driving time between cases. Knowing the problems or concerns ahead of time allows you to prepare your plan, call the GP supervisor for advice or check best practice guidelines if you need to.

Through telephone triage and home visits you will manage acute cases and gain a large amount of experience in General Practice, Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics, General Medicine, Surgery, Geriatrics and Telehealth. Working at Night Doctor is a great stepping stone toward practising independently, in a supported environment.

Clinical support

Our GP supervisors are available around the clock to provide clinical support when needed, over the phone or through videoconference. You are also provided access to eTG and the Australian Medicine Handbook (AMH).

Remuneration

You are paid based on a percentage of billings and we offer the highest rates in WA. We are a private billing service which means that we charge a gap. We are fully booked every night so we can accommodate you if you like to be very busy or if you like to work at a slower pace. Earning a higher percentage of billings and charging a Gap means your earning potential is much higher at Night Doctor than any other after hours service in WA.

Your safety comes first

Your safety is important to us. We pair you with an Assistant and monitor your team’s location with our software. Our unique approach allows you to screen any concerning situations at phone triage and if you feel your safety is at risk then you are not obliged to attend.

Other benefits

  • Top pay rates. We offer the highest rates in the industry for GPs, GP Registrars and Hospital Doctors. All equipment and consumables are provided so no out of pocket expenses.
  • Home pick up - your assistant can pick you up at the start of your shift and drop you off when your shift is finished.
  • You control your own billing - our custom software simplifies your billing decisions and ensures you document appropriately to fully comply with Medicare regulations.
  • Many shifts of various lengths available in the North and South metro area. Flexible working hours. Work as much or as little as you want with flexibility to work around your schedule.
  • Car and Dr's Assistant included - your assistant is much more than just a driver, providing you with invaluable clinical and clerical support in your visits.
  • iPhone with eTG and AMH provided
  • You are provided with the most comprehensive selection of medications and high quality equipment in the industry. Notably, all vehicles have emergency equipment including airway equipment, AED, and oxygen.
  • Streamlined application and onboarding - we take the pain out of applying and get you up and running in just a few weeks.
  • FRACGP exam support - get help preparing for the AKT/KFP/OSCE fellowship exams with our team of fellows and GP registrars.
  • Pathway to Fellowship - count your General Practice Experience (GPE) at Night Doctor towards the RACGP Practice Experience Program (PEP) Pathway to Fellowship.

Available shifts

We are flexible with shift times to suit your schedule and do not require you to commit to a certain number of shifts per week. Some of our doctors work full time or part time and like to arrange regular shifts in advance, whereas others work occasional shifts and pick and choose as they like. It's entirely up to you when you work and how much you work.

The following shifts are available. If you have a particular request in mind, please complete the short form below and our practice manager will be in touch to discuss.

Weekdays

  • 18:00-21:00
  • 18:00-00:00
  • 00:00-08:00
  • Flexibile hours - you let us know what hours you can work

Saturday

  • 12:00-18:00
  • 14:00-20:00
  • 18:00-21:00
  • 18:00-00:00
  • 00:00-08:00
  • Flexibile hours - you let us know what hours you can work

Sunday

  • 07:00-13:00
  • 10:00-14:00
  • 12:00-18:00
  • 14:00-20:00
  • 18:00-21:00
  • 18:00-00:00
  • 00:00-08:00
  • Flexibile hours - you let us know what hours you can work

Requirements

You need to be PGY3+ with experience in paediatrics, emergency, medicine and surgery.

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