Shell Cove Family Health

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Last modified 8/04/2014 10:19
Address 2 Shallows Drive Shell Cove
Suburb Shell Cove
Postcode 2529
State New South Wales
Branch Clinic
Phone 02 4220 8800
Fax 02 4220 8899
Email [email protected]
No. of Doctors 3 part time GP Educators, 5 consultant GP's
Opening Hours Consulting hours 0830 - 1800 Mon - Fri; 0830 - 12 noon Saturdays
Philosophy Our theme is "Belonging". It applies to both the community and the staff and recognises the long history of traditional ownership. We believe that ral teamwork is the essence of good clinical care and staff support. We believe in flexibility of employment and the importance of defining a career structure for individual doctors. To this end, GP Registrars wil be supported by Consultant GPs and supervised by dedicated GP Educators.
Training style There will be: Introductory sessions in the use of the Best Practice clinical software package as well as Pen CAT, Sessions when the GP Educator sits in with the GP Registrar if they are in a junior or advanced term, Weekly case conferences when multidisciplinary clinicians learn from each other, Mini-CEX experiences, Joint tutorial sessions with Shell Cove Medical Centre, Ad hoc teaching, Patient teaching whereby the patient is asked to give feedback on the consultation or the outcomes of the consultation, Assistance given to access GPRIME, Videotaping of consults (with patient and GPR consent) and debriefing, and Monthly practical teaching sessions taken by Special Skills GPs who have qualifications in their own specialty field of interest.
Special Interest Complex chronic disease management and disease prevention. Treatment room for acute conditions
Support Team Medical Director, Practice Manager, Reception Staff, Senior Practice Nurse, Finance Officer, HR Manager (ISML), General Manager Corporate Services
Allied Health Staff Team nurse, Exercise Physiologist, Dietitian and practice Clinical Psychologist, Diabetic Educator, Speech Pathologist, Physio, Podiatrist
Amenities Gymnasium, Education Room, Kitchen, internet access
Software Best Practice
Internet TRUE
Patient Records Electronic
Medical Students TRUE
Equipment Full range of general medical equipment supplied including oxymeter, spirometry, excision, cryotherapy etc.
Distance from Hospital 4 km
Hospital services General Medical and Surgical appointments, CASMO positions
Hospital Admitting FALSE
VMO rights at hospital Nil
Hospital Visiting No
Hopsital On-call No
Demographic Area 76% of our patient catchment was born in Australia. 30% are aged less than 17 years. 10% are aged more than 65. Fewer than 5% of residents aged over 15 are unemployed. Fairly affluent population.
Community Strong sense of local community with permanent community worker organising BBQs and other community events. Rapidly growing area supported by two local primary schools and a private local high school.
Evening work Close at 6:00pm
Night work Covered by Wollongong After Hours Service
Weekend work Saturday mornings when second clincial team appointed.
On Call Roster to be available to answer calls from triage service in hours between opening and those covered by Wollongong After Hours Service
House Calls Rare
Nursing Home Visits Yes
Procedure room activity Procedures (skin lesions, minor trauma), Invstigations (ECG, Spirometry) and acute illnesses
Adv Procedural Skills Nil
Additional SCFH will work on a team basis. There will eventually be three teams headed by a Consultant GP, each of which will include allied health staff.
Practice Manager Rachael Phillips
Practice Type General Practice

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