View from a Doctor’s desk – Dr Greg Wyatt

Today is 31st January and while I am looking forward to tonight’s blue moon lunar eclipse, weather permitting, I am not sure I am looking forward to tomorrow, the day that all codeine containing medications will require a prescription. I am sure that we have all been wondering what the impact of this policy will be on our practices. So far, I have not had one more request than usual for a codeine prescription. Like most GPs, I discourage the use of codeine. However, I am sure that it still has a use in the short-term management of mild to moderate acute pain. Again, like most GPs, I probably don’t have a clear idea of the full use of over the counter (OTC) medications by my patients; I don’t always ask and they don’t always tell. Only a few have mentioned the declining pharmacy stocks of OTC paracetamol-codeine and ibuprofen-codeine preparations. The various medical media outlets have already been discussing this issue and most commentators are far more knowledgeable on this topic than this normal GP. The sorts of questions we have been asking ourselves include:
  • Will there be a big impact of codeine prescriptions on practices; how will we manage and increased admin and GP workload?
  • What will be the cost to patients, for both the visit and pharmacy?
  • How will I respond to a codeine prescription request?
  • How will I manage renewals ” face to face visit, telephone request, on-line request? Will this be any different to my practice’s usual policies?
  • How will Bp Premier help me?
As yet, I don’t have any answers. I guess I am waiting to see what happens. Maybe the impact will be minimal on my practice; maybe I am burying my head in the sand. Still, I am happy to wait and see. Dr Greg Wyatt, GP, Shalimar House, Dandenong North, Vic Member of Best Practice Software’s Clinical Leadership Advisory Committee

Best Practice Software supports Scouts Australia

Scouts are known for always being prepared and that has extended to being prepared for any medical eventuality at the Australian Venture, from 2nd January at Camp Warrawee, north of Brisbane. Best Practice Software have been supplying Scouts Australia with their GP medical software Bp Premier for over a decade. Dr Michael Rice, a Scouts member in Beaudesert Queensland, says using Bp Premier makes healthcare for kids and adults so much simpler. Best Practice Software has been generous in allowing Scouts to use their software at events for over a decade, where we can have 1000 to 10,000 youth and adults attending. We are able to load up our attendance database for each event, saving time and improving accuracy. Dr Rice said. Scout events can run up to a fortnight, with the attendees and most leader volunteers arriving within the space of a few hours prior to the event and with little time to familiarise with software systems. Clinical Nurse at the PA Hospital Emergency Department and Venturer Scout Leader at Wishart-Chester Scout Group in Toohey Forest District Kelly Jenkins says Best Practice is very intuitive and easy to learn. We have a range of volunteers including doctors, nurses, various health science students and administrators, and if they have used electronic clinical records in the past, they learn Best Practice’s Bp Premier so quickly that we are productive from day one. Jenkins said. CEO and founder of Best Practice Software Dr Frank Pyefinch says he is pleased to see Bp support Scouts Australia over many years. We have been a very proud supporter of Scouts Australia and we are delighted that our medical software has assisted them at many of their major events. Dr Pyefinch said.

Manager, Finance & Reporting

Join our Finance & Reporting team in our Bundaberg Operations Hub or Brisbane Business Centre. At Best Practice Software, we’re focused on enabling better healthcare across Australasia.  Our clinical and practice management software solutions are designed for simplicity, feature-rich application, and real-world dependability, built by doctors for doctors. Our Bp Premier, Bp Allied, and Bp VIP.net software ranks amongst Australasia’s most popular medical software products, and we provide regular updates and enhancements to suit today’s practice management environment, backed up with great human support and tailored user training and engagement options. If you’d like to join us on our quest, consider this exciting career opportunity now available. Our new Manager, Finance & Reporting is based in our Finance & Reporting team in either our Bundaberg Operations Hub or Brisbane Business Centre. So, are you ready to be a part of this dynamic environment? Role Requirements: The focus of this role is to lead, manage and monitor all aspects of the group’s accounting and financial operations, ensuring quality control over financial transactions and reporting and providing professional advice and support to organisational leaders and the Board. Key responsibilities:
  • Manage the financial reporting for the organisation, including Executive and Board level;
  • Oversee the financial operations of organisation;
  • Manage the planning, analysis, forecasting and reporting of cash flow;
  • Manage the planning, analysis and preparation of the annual budget;
  • Development of a business partnership model with Branch Managers to improve budgeting and forecasting;
  • Undertake due diligence and develop cost benefit proposals for new initiatives;
  • Coordinating audit of accounts and resolving queries raised by auditors;
  • Providing specialist financial advice on policy matters as well as development and review of policies;
  • Developing, documenting and maintaining financial systems, processes and reports in line with best practice;
  • Providing advice and review in relation to taxation and statutory obligations;
  • Undertaking complex detailed financial investigations or reviews as requested;
  • Management of the organisation’s insurance policies, loans and lease obligations; and
  • Leading, mentoring, inspiring and developing the Finance & Reporting
Our Ideal Applicant: Naturally, we’re after the best.  We believe our ideal applicant will bring the following attributes:
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a senior finance manager role;
  • Graduate qualifications in Accounting, Business or Commerce;
  • Post-graduate current professional membership as a CPA/CA;
  • Strong business acumen with a commercial background;
  • Well-developed stakeholder engagement and business partnering skills;
  • Exceptional people and leadership skills with a collaborative, supportive, mentoring style to drive system and process improvement across the team;
  • Superior analytical skills to be able to tell the meaning behind the numbers;
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organisation and with a high customer service orientation;
  • High proficiency in using software particularly MS Excel. Previous MYOB Advanced experience highly desirable;
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing needs of the business;
  • Experience in the Health Industry, specifically medical software – is desirable but not essential.
If you’re ready to soar to new heights, then hit that button below marked Apply for This Job.  Please ensure that you complete the screening questions before submitting, as this will form part of your application. Only people with the rights to work within Australia need apply. Please apply here for the position based in our Bundaberg Operations Hub.   Please apply here for the Brisbane position based in our Brisbane Business Centre.