Join the team

As our region continues to grow we are ready to help meet the needs of our community. Are you interested in joining our team? We’d love to hear from you.

You can contact our Practice Manager, Bek Hooley, with your cover letter and CV at: join@bartonlane.com.au 


Dr Daniel Rankmore (GP/Director), Kylie Barnes (Office Manager)
Bek Hooley (Practice Manager), Dr David Lockart (GP/Director)

Administrative Assistant

12-month maternity leave position now available
North Tamworth, Tamworth & North West NSW
Administrative Assistants (Administration & Office Support)
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About Barton Lane Practice

Barton Lane Practice seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

Our team delivers comprehensive and coordinated health care, guided by values of continuity, integrity, healthy choices and excellence.

Our practice nurtures an enjoyable, sustainable and collaborative working environment, focused on personal and professional development

At Barton Lane Practice we are passionate about excellence in healthcare. Our team’s goal is to provide high quality services to the GPs working here, and contribute to the improvement the health both of their patients, and also our community as a whole. Our passion is built upon a history of commitment to our community and continuity of care to our patients. And when we say continuity we mean it! Our practice has been locally owned and operated by local GPs since 1892, when it was founded by generalist Dr. Austin Cooper. Throughout its 129-year history it has continued to be a pioneer in regional primary care and chronic disease management. The practice enjoys a vision focused leadership team and continues to be 100% General Practitioner owned and operated. 

Throughout its 127-year history, the practice has adapted to serve the changing needs of health professionals and the community, and has adapted to use advances  in technology in how care can be delivered. The practice has a proud heritage of pioneering services, such as diabetes clinics, which consistently demonstrate positive results for patients. Barton Lane Practice’s focus on continuity of care, integrity, healthy choices, and excellence has remained steady.

The Practice

  • GPs enjoy supported clinical autonomy – we provide GPs wanting to operate from our site high quality support services and established systems through the work of skilled nursing and administrations staff.
  • On site engaged leadership – vision orientated – Barton Lane Practice is a service provider for GPs, which is owned and operated by GPs.
  • Good communication – approachable staff, regular clinical meetings, scheduled open “catch-ups”, and cloud based electronic communication.
  • Team orientated – ongoing investment in team development including work with HumanApp in 2020.
  • Established chronic disease management programs.
  • Goldilocks size – 8 GPs, 2 Registrars, 6 RNs, & 8 Admin
  • Located in the medical precinct – central to specialist rooms and public & private hospitals
  • Predominantly private billing.
  • Even On-call and registrar / medical student teaching.
  • At present, most GPs working from Barton Lane Practice are not accepting new patients, reflecting the current demand for GP services.


We hope to work with vocationally registered GPs who hold fellowship through the RACGP or ACRRM, have unrestricted registration with AHPRA, and are enthusiastic about our goals and values. Options for part-time and full-time positions. 

    Our Contact Details
    For more information contact our practice manager Bek Hooley on 02 6766 6166 or email join@bartonlane.com.au

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      About Tamworth

      Tamworth is one of the largest inland cities in NSW. It is located 400km from Sydney and 600km from Brisbane, and is just one hour by air to either. With over 60,000 people in the Tamworth region, including 50,000 in the city itself, Tamworth is a growing and developing city.

      More than just the home of country music, Tamworth boasts a beautiful semi-relaxed lifestyle, with easy commutes and affordable housing, while its central position and growing population provides quality schooling, sporting & cultural activities, and expected economic growth.

      Our practice is close to both Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital, a well serviced 288 bed hospital, and Tamara Private Hospital. Over recent years the city has seen growth in its medical workforce and medical educational activities, and our GPs have access to a great range of medical specialists.

      Find out more about Tamworth



      Around 87% of Australians see their GP each year, and the vast majority would like to see their preferred GP, demonstrating the value of continuity to our patients.

      • Continuity is providing care for all stages of life; from antenatal care to nursing homes.
      • Continuity is respecting the lessons and traditions of the past; while embracing new evidence and innovative technology.
      • Continuity is walking alongside the patient, through good times and bad times.
      • Continuity is about trust and safety; and better health outcomes.


      The relationship between a GP and a patient is based on trust, and trust requires integrity.

      • Integrity means condentiality; confidence my private matters remain private.
      • Integrity means financial transparency; understanding how much things will cost.
      • Integrity means practicing health care based on evidence and not corporate sponsorships.

      Healthy Choices

      The choices we make are a major determiner of our health. Our practice involves engaging healthy choices and helping you and the motivation to improve these.

      • Healthy choices include how we choose the type, quality and quantity of our food.
      • Healthy choices include how we keep our bodies physically active.
      • Healthy choices include how we think with positivity, growth, and abundance.
      • Healthy choices include how we sleep, rest and recover.
      • Healthy choices include how we connect in community


      We believe if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.

      • Excellence is a commitment to continual learning and development.
      • Excellence is about monitoring outcomes and adapting to local needs.
      • Excellence is about safety