Eligible for the RVTS – AMS Stream
Aboriginal health service
Free accommodation and vehicle
*This vacancy may be eligible for Relocation grant
Be part of an Aboriginal co-operation improving the well-being of the local indigenous population. You will join a professional organisation that is adding value and expanding within a community with great needs.
Providing GP sessions only, and no VMO or on-call required.
Patient health issues addressed by the medical clinic include specialising in Aboriginal health; general medicine; preventative care; chronic disease management; emotional well-being/mental health; alcohol and other drug issues; women’s health; health assessments and immunisation. The current client group is approximately 60% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
Stepping into this role, you will be supported immensely by a close knit team of dedicated GP’s and Aboriginal healthcare workers who assist you understand the subtle cultural and community sensitivities you may encounter in an Aboriginal and Community Controlled Health Service.
AHPRA General or Specialist Registration
Free accommodation and vehicle (conditions apply)
The Medical Clinic is a computerised, accredited practice with six consulting rooms. Currently, doctors are supported by a practice manager, two full-time practice nurses, one chronic disease nurse, maternal/child health nurse and an experienced administration team. Services offered in the treatment room include suturing, wound care and removal of skin lesions.
Practice hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. There are no after-hours and on-call commitments although occasionally a clinical meeting may be held in the evening.
Onsite allied health professionals include Aboriginal health workers, a child and adolescent mental health clinician, psychologist and mental health nurses, a drug and alcohol counsellor, dietitian, diabetes educator, podiatrist, audiologist, dental services, women’s health nurse and a massage therapist. Social and community services include welfare, family services, social justice and a Stolen Generation worker. The major public hospital, Ballarat Health Services, provides excellent specialist services and employs a Koori midwife and Koori hospital liaison person.
Victoria’s largest inland city is a thriving area for education and sport. With a fascinating heritage backdrop, you can explore the city’s gold rush days through architecture, monuments and other tourist attractions. Ballarat is known by locals as being one hour from everything – one hour to the beach, one hour to the mountains, one hour to the snow, one hour to Melbourne.
Great active community, arts, food and wine and home to many festivals, along with great schools and affordable housing make this regional city an ideal tree-change location.