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Available Positions

Practice Nurse (RN LEVEL 2)
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We are offering a unique and rewarding opportunity for a Practice Nurse (RN Level 2) to provide nursing support to GPs in a specialist clinic servicing people living with HIV and the LGBTIQ+ community.

Applicants must have knowledge of MBS and chronic disease management. The person in this role will be responsible for ongoing cold chain management, infection control and clinic stock control.

Knowledge of HIV prevention, treatment and management, sexual health testing, trans and gender diverse affirmative practice and trauma informed care will be highly regarded.

The successful applicant will provide supervision, direction and support to the Enrolled Nurse working at Equinox Gender Diverse Health Service in an onsite (4hours/week) and offsite capacity.

Current phlebotomy skills are essential.

The position will be based at our Victorian Pride Centre site in St Kilda, 34 hours per week, and Equinox in Abbotsford, 4 hours per week.

Click here for a full position description including key selection criteria.

For further enquiries please contact the Manager, Clinical Services – Peter Locke on 0419 913 062 or via email peter.locke@thorneharbour.org

Members of the LGBTIQ+ community and people living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

We offer generous salary packaging and a commitment to quality improvement and professional development.

How to apply

Written applications should address the key selection criteria and include a resume and the names and contact details of three professional referees and be sent to recruitment@thorneharbour.org

For further enquiries please contact the Manager, Clinical Services – Peter Locke on 0419 913 062 or via email peter.locke@thorneharbour.org

Applications close: 21st October 2021

Important: It is essential that applicants specifically address the selection criteria. Where selection criteria have not been addressed, applications will not be considered

Medical Receptionist
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We are currently recruiting for a medical receptionist to work across the medical services offered at our sites in Abbotsford and St Kilda. Our services are primarily targeted at LGBTIQ communities and people living with HIV.

About our clinics

Equinox caters exclusively to the Trans, Gender Diverse & Non Binary (TGD&NB) communities. The primary objective of Equinox is to reduce the barriers that TGD people face in accessing primary health care services and to contribute to the enhanced health and well-being of members in this specific community.

PRONTO! is a peer driven, community based approach to reduce barriers to HIV testing amongst gay and bisexual men. PRONTO! services include Rapid HIV testing and STI screening and clinican lead Pre – Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) clinics.

The Centre Clinic provides general practice and specialist sexual health and HIV management clinics.

About the role

We are currently recruiting a medical receptionist who will work across all three programs.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the complex barriers that our clients face in accessing quality health care, sexual health screening and support.

The receptionist must be welcoming and affirming of our communities. The successful applicant will need to be able to learn complex information quickly and apply this knowledge appropriately within different contexts.

We use “Best Practice” for online booking and medical records. Applicants need to be confident in their ability to learn this system quickly. Training will be provided.

Experience working in a medical setting would be highly regarded.

A strong background in customer service reception or administration would be an advantage.

This position is part time at a minimum of 15 hours per week, with an expectation of additional rostered hours to cover team leave and absences.

All applicants must provide a written response to the Key Selection Criteria to be considered for the position. Your responses need to indicate how your experience and/or work history relate to the criteria and demonstrates your understanding of the role. The Key Selection Criteria is detailed in the position description.

For further information, contact Program Manager, Peter Locke on 0419 913 062.

Applicants with lived trans and gender diverse experience and people living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

We offer generous salary packaging and a commitment to quality improvement and professional development.

How to apply

Written applications addressing the selection criteria and including a resume and the names and contact details of three professional referees should be sent to recruitment@thorneharbour.org

For further enquiries please contact: Peter Locke, Clinical Services Manager via peter.locke@thorneharbour.org or 0419 913 062

Applications close: Sunday, October 24th 2021

Important: it is essential that applicants specifically address the selection criteria. Where selection criteria have not been addressed, applications will not be considered.

GENERAL PRACTITIONER AT EQUINOX & PRONTO!
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Equinox is a Thorne Harbour Health (THH) operated health service that caters exclusively to our Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) communities. The primary objective of Equinox is to reduce the barriers that TGD people face in accessing primary health care services and to contribute to the health and wellbeing of these communities. We offer mental health, sexual health, hormone management and a full range of GP services. Equinox is currently AGPAL Accredited.

PRONTO! is a peer driven, community-based shop front approach to reduce barriers to testing and early HIV detection. PRONTO! was established to reduce the barriers faced by gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM) communities. PRONTO! services include peer-delivered rapid HIV testing and STI screening as well as medical practitioner facilitated Pre–Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) access clinics. Medical practitioners interpret STI test results and offer treatment services on-site.

We are currently seeking contractor General Practitioners/Sexual Health Physicians who are interested in working in this unique space. Our existing team of GPs are happy to provide mentoring and support to interested medical practitioners who are interested in developing their skills and working with TGD and/or gay/MSM communities.

Our current team consists of GPs that provide services to both Equinox and PRONTO! clients, and some who just work with the PRONTO! program. We have an urgent need for more doctors to work in our Equinox program and priority will be given to applicants willing to work primarily in this service.

We offer bulk-billing services to clients of both programs. Clients without Medicare are billed at the Medicare Rebate Schedule rates. We offer our contractor GPs a fee split of 70% of all income received.

Click here for the full Contract Role Description.

For further information, contact Program Manager, Peter Locke on 0419 913 062 or peter.locke@thorneharbour.org.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a tertiary qualification enabling eligibility for registration with the Medical Board of Victoria. Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners or Royal Australian College of Physicians (Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine) is required.

General Practitioner / Sexual Health Physician
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The Centre Clinic is a Thorne Harbour Health (THH) operated health service that caters to the LGBTI community and people living with HIV. We are keen to hear from suitably qualified general practitioners and/or sexual health physicians who are interested in working in our AGPAL Accredited General Practice.

In mid-2021, The Centre Clinic will be relocating into the newly-established Victorian Pride Centre where state-of-the-art medical facilities are being built.

The Centre Clinic provides General Practice services including HIV testing, treatment and prevention, mental health, sexual health, hormone management, vaccinations and preventative health care and chronic disease management to the LGBTI community.

We are currently seeking contractor General Practitioners/Sexual Health Physicians who are interested in working in this unique space. Our existing team of GPs are happy to provide mentoring and support to interested medical practitioners who are willing to develop their skills and working with the LGBTI community.

We offer bulk-billing services to our patients and those without Medicare are billed at the Medicare Rebate Schedule rates. We offer our contractor GPs a fee split of 70% of all income received.

Click here for the full Contract Role Description.

For further information, contact Program Manager, Peter Locke on 0419 913 062 or peter.locke@thorneharbour.org.

Applicants from our LGBTI communities including those living with HIV, those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, First Nations people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Thorne Harbour Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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