We believe the benefits of working at North East Family Medicine are:

Work/Life Balance

“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.”

Wangaratta is widely recognised as offering a quality lifestyle for anyone. Here you can enjoy life at the perfect pace, balancing family and career aspirations in a vibrant, safe, progressive and caring community.

Wangaratta is a:

  • Hub for recreational, commercial, educational, tourism and health facilities, including regional private and public hospitals.
  • Home to major manufacturing, transport and distribution activities and is regional headquarters for several state government agencies.
  • Families can choose from a variety of educational opportunities in the region including many childcare and kindergarten services, twenty primary schools, a specialist school and three secondary schools along with a TAFE Institute.
  • Region is home to local produce, restaurants, world class wines, distilleries and breweries.
  • Sports and Recreation – Options are abundant in the region around Wangaratta.
  • Bike trails can be found from the centre of town.
  • A number National Parks are as close as 10 minutes from Wangaratta and are fantastic for hiking and biking.
  • Alpine region for snow sports is nearby, with Mt Hotham and Falls Creek around 1-2 hrs away.
  • Lakes and rivers provide ample opportunities for water sports and fishing.
  • Local sports clubs/leagues for adults and children include Aussie Rules football, Netball, Cricket, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Football (soccer), shooting, Squash, lawn bowls, pickle ball, athletics, swimming. Gyms can be found throughout town.

We try to help accommodate for family, personal and study commitments with flexible working arrangements, where possible. Our aim is for everyone in our team to feel that they have rewarding and meaningful work, but that work is not their entire life.


“You can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.”

Since we opened in 2018, we’ve strived to continue to be innovative, not just with our patient care but also with the administrative team. Ways we have done this include:

  • The latest Best Practice software
  • E-prescriptions
  • AutoMed systems, for online bookings and automation of processes
  • Remote Desktop access
  • Use of Point-of-Care ultrasound in a general practice setting
  • Telehealth consultations, in primary care with our patients and with specialists from Melbourne or Interstate.
  • Creating sub- specialist interests/clinics such as Antenatal or Skin Clinics, all within the framework of NEFM

Benefits for Administrative Team

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”

We pride ourselves on creating supportive and fun workplace through:

  • Regular staff meetings, that involve all members of the team, where we discuss systems, work through any problems and recognise wins with the whole team
  • A problem-solution mentality, where we work together with our staff to overcome hurdles, barriers and problems that we may encounter.
  • We provide the opportunity for all of our staff to be involved with helping to drive the growth and direction of this practice.
  • The offer of further education to further their career, whether this is through courses provide by Murray PHN (such as Medical Triage, Communicating with Patients, Infection Control) or external sources
  • Regular training in Basic life support is provided
  • Easy communication between all the members of the team
  • Regular social events to improve team morale.

Benefits for Medical /Nursing Team

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

There are many benefits of working at NEFM within our medical and nursing team.

These include:

  • Current DPA/bonded medical region
  • No hospital on call
  • Limited on call roster with minimal after hour consultants
  • Work as an employee, with sick and annual leave provided
  • Open door policy between all our staff to be able to seek support when needed
  • Ability to work on and develop sub-speciality skills through post graduate studies. These skills can be used to focus your practice through the clinic.
  • Training and Development through Weekly teaching with medical and nursing staff, provided by our team, local specialist and local allied health practitioners.
  • Regular training in Basic life support is provided
  • Paid educational leave to attend conferences or workshops, for your professional development.
  • Opportunities for further education opportunities into topics such as the Medicare Billing, Chronic disease management, radiology etc. Murray PHN provide sessions for both medical and nursing staff.
  • Ability to shape the future of the medical workforce through teaching, supervising and mentoring of medical students and registrars.