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Oral Health Conference 2016 at North Richmond Community Health (NRCH)

A collaborative, positive and flexible working environment.

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VR General Practitioner – North Richmond Community Health

Outstanding professional opportunity for a highly motivated General Practitioner

Are you looking for an enriching and professionally rewarding experience? Do you want the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills in a special area of medicine? Are you interested in truly making a difference?

North Richmond Community Health (NRCH) is committed to making healthcare more accessible and culturally relevant.  We have been providing community health services in the grounds of Victoria’s largest public housing estate for almost forty-five years. We serve a vibrant culturally-diverse community located in the heart of multicultural inner-city Melbourne.

Our mission is to work in partnership with the community to promote and improve health, equity and wellbeing.  We value innovation, embracing diversity, equity of access, organisational learning, respect, openness and community connectedness.

NRCH has a strong reputation for involvement with our external partners in the provision of research and training projects aimed at addressing health equity in the community.  We are currently involved in a number of innovative projects, but need more General Practitioners to help us respond creatively to the emerging health needs of our local community. In particular we are working closely with the Medically Supervised Injecting Room to provide primary care services onsite in that facility.

We are seeking expressions of interest from GP’s who have an interest in working as part of the practice and also in providing services onsite at the MSIR, if you are a current methadone prescriber or are happy to become a prescriber, we would be keen to discuss this opportunity with you.

Applicants may have a special interest or expertise in any of the following areas:

  • Opioid Replacement Therapy
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • HIV and Blood Borne Viruses
  • Mental Health and Family Violence
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Maternal and Child Health

As a member of our medical team you will enjoy:

  • Working with an experienced and supportive GP team in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • On-site parking
  • Professional training when required
  • The opportunity to extend your medical interests and practice
  • Availability of flexible sessions including After Hours
  • In-house specialist medical support in psychiatry and paediatrics
  • Visiting paediatric fellow (RCH)
  • Onsite interpreters

Please submit your application including a cover letter, resume and selection criteria to workforus@nrch.com.au. Email subject line must state : VR General Practitioner Job Application.   Applications close on Friday 15th November.  For enquiries, please contact Margaret McPherson, Practice Manager on (03) 9418 9800 or maggiem@nrch.com.au.

Please note : only successful applicants will be contacted.

NRCH has zero tolerance of all forms of child abuse and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously.


Work with us

Our organisation is a busy health hub in the middle of Richmond. North Richmond Community Health, which includes the Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health, is a great place to work.  You’ll find an environment where staff are inspired through meaningful work and supported by colleagues and management. We prioritise an inclusive and positive working atmosphere at North Richmond Community Health. With flexible working arrangements, we help ensure that people of all circumstances are well-represented in our staff. As an employee, you’ll enjoy a number of benefits including:

  • flexible working arrangements, including purchased leave, Accrued Days Off and Time-In-Lieu
  • wellbeing policy, with on-site subsidised fitness classes including pilates and personal training, work health checks and social events
  • comprehensive and competitive salary packaging options.


We enjoy rich cultural diversity in our workforce. Approximately 55% of our staff were born overseas and over 75% identify with an ethnicity other than Australian. Over 65% of our staff speak languages other than English. We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • superior skills in delivering culturally-responsive services in your given field
  • keen ability to contribute to a respectful collegiate environment
  • can contribute to innovation and service improvement
  • effective relationship building skills to foster a harmonious workplace.

You are welcome to send expressions of interest in employment at North Richmond Community Health or the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health to workforus@nrch.com.au. To see positions available at the Centre for Culture and Ethnicity and Health, go to their website.

Volunteers for Oral Health Conference at North Richmond Community Health (NRCH)

Working with the community, for the community.


Our volunteers are integral to our organisation and provide a vital service to the community. They facilitate social connectedness and assist in improving the health and well-being of our community.

We have a range of volunteering roles throughout the year as well as ongoing roles. Our volunteers bring with them their unique backgrounds, skill set and experiences making a dynamic Volunteer Team.


Current Volunteering opportunities:

Thank you for your interest in Volunteering with NRCH.

Due to the high interest in some of our programs, we may place potential volunteers on our waiting list. Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.


We are currently not accepting Applications for opportunities that are not listed below – this includes:

AOD, MSIR, Companion Animal Program & The Cafe  



Companion Animal Program Volunteer:

Position description

Application form

Due to the high interest in the Companion Animal Program, we may place potential volunteers on our waiting list.


Please note: Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.

We are looking for an engaging, organised individual to be part of our small (and growing) team of Pro Bono Volunteers and Communication Team. You will work alongside collaborative staff in a supportive, flexible work environment.

Time required: 3 months 1 – 2 days per week


  • Work closely with Centre staff to organise Community BBQ
  • Engage community members and build social inclusion

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in Community Event Management and/or Communications
  • Experience in community engagement and Communications and project management capability.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a team environment as well as independently
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills and understanding of community engagement strategies.
  • Well-developed problem solving abilities
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to multi-task to deliver outcomes on time

Benefits of Volunteering at NRCH

  • Work with diverse communities
  • Be part of supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Expand Professional Network

Volunteer Application Form: General


Please note: Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.


We are looking to engage volunteers for our Social Inclusion Pilot Program to improve the health and well being of our community members through building social connectedness between resident and volunteer. The role involves supporting resident to access required services and other activities (eg. hospital or doctors’ appointments, attending social groups, shopping, walking, catching public transport).

Position Description

Volunteer Application Form: Social Companionship

*** Experience as a carer, an interest in AFL and creative pursuits would be desirable***


Please note: Only successful Applicants will be contacted for an Interview.


Membership of North Richmond Community Health Limited is free and entitles you to have an input in how we operate and deliver our services. You may apply to be a Voting Member or an Associate Member.  Please take the time to read the rights and responsibilities of each class of membership in the application form below. To apply, please fill out the form below and send the completed copy to our Governance Manager, Cheryl de Blaquiere, at cheryld[at]nrch.com.au. Application for voting membership form

Student Placements/Work Experience

North Richmond Community Health provides a supportive environment for Student Placements and Work Experience offered to post-secondary, undergraduate and post-graduate students. Our placements aim to provide students with a valuable experience that enhances specific skills, leading to increased employability. Placement opportunities are available in the following disciplines:-

  • Occupational Health
  • Speech Pathology
  • Social Work
  • Medical
  • Nursing
  • Allied Health
  • Dental
  • Community Services

Applications will only be accepted by filling out either a Student Placement or Work Experience form.  Please email completed forms to Nicole Burton at nicoleb@nrch.com.au.  For enquiries contact Nicole on (03) 9418 9967.

All applicants must have a current Police Check and Working with Children Check (obtained at their own expense) and must be covered by insurance.

Unfortunately, not all applicants can be offered a place.  This will be determined by the availability of qualified staff to supervise students.

Application Form Student Placements

Application Form Work Experience


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