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Program and Practice Manager Dental Services (Full-Time)

Position Description

The Program and Practice Manager, Dental Services (Full-Time role, 1 EFT):

  • Provides effective leadership and operational management to North Richmond Community Health’s Oral Health Programs in line with NRCH values, strategic directions and funding and service agreements.
  • Is responsible for providing leadership to the workforce within the program areas to grow and shape a positive work culture that is safe and focussed on providing an exceptional consumer experience.
  • Will ensure service delivery key performance indicators and targets are met as per agreements with funding bodies and/or program workplans whilst ensuring finances are managed efficiently and resource allocation matches the needs of the service and community and budget.
  • Will identify and monitor risks, drive quality improvements, and ensure the services are efficient and meet community and client needs.
  • Will lead and focus on integration of services across NRCH to ensure multidisciplinary approach.
  • Will establish and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders and partners, including Dental Health Services Victoria.

lease note it is a requirement for all employees of North Richmond Community Health to demonstrate evidence of mandatory immunisations/vaccinations prior to commencement of employment, based on the Immunisation Category their position falls under.

All offers of employment are subject to provision of a satisfactory National Criminal History Check.

All offers of employment are subject to provision of a satisfactory valid Working with Children Check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Clearance.

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria and your resume to workforus@nrch.com.au including the subject line [Program and Practice Manager, Dental Services Application, by close of business on 23rd of May 2022. Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted

Please note that applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria per the position description will not be reviewed. 

Program and Practice Manager Medical Services (Full-Time)

Position Description

The Program and Practice Manager, Medical Services (Full-Time, 1 EFT):

  • Is an integral member of the Medical Services business unit and is required to effectively lead the team in delivering high quality primary care services whilst managing operational efficiencies that are integrated and meet community needs.
  • Will contribute to the strategic development and effective operations of the services within the overall primary health context, ensuring services adhere to funding and policy guidelines.
  • Is responsible for providing leadership to the workforce within the program areas to grow and shape a positive work culture that is safe and meets clinical governance requirements.
  • Will ensure service delivery key performance indicators and targets are met as per agreements with funding bodies and/or program workplans whilst ensuring the budget is managed efficiently and resource allocation matches the needs of the service and community.
  • Will identify and monitor risks, drive quality improvements, and ensure the services are efficient and meet community and client needs.
  • Will lead and focus on integration of services across NRCH to ensure multidisciplinary approach, this will include providing medical support services to the Medically Supervised Injecting Room and supporting program delivery.
  • Will in collaboration with the Executive and key stakeholders, identify opportunities to further strengthen sustainability of the GP Practice

Please note it is a requirement for all employees of North Richmond Community Health to demonstrate evidence of mandatory immunisations/vaccinations prior to commencement of employment, based on the Immunisation Category their position falls under.

All offers of employment are subject to provision of a satisfactory National Criminal History Check.

All offers of employment are subject to provision of a satisfactory valid Working with Children Check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Clearance.

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria and your resume to workforus@nrch.com.au including the subject line Program and Practice Manager, Medical Services Application, by close of business on 23rd of May 2022. Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Please note that applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria per the position description will not be reviewed. 

Senior Medical Officer (Part-time Fixed-term)

Position Description

Are you passionate about public health and social justice? Do you support harm reduction and strive to improve the lives of marginalised people who inject drugs? Are you able to work flexibly and creatively in an innovative health setting?  Then come and join the team at Victoria’s first Medically Supervised Injecting Room to work at the cutting edge of drug health services!

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Support the delivery of clinical care in accordance with regulations issued by DHHS, conditions of the MSIR license, Internal Management Protocols and relevant sections of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Medically Supervised Injecting Centre) Act 2017 and NRCH Policies and Procedures
  • Clinical governance and leadership of the health services provided in the MSIR consulting zone, in collaboration with the Medical Director, Team Leaders, and Assistant Team Leaders.
  • Assist the maintenance of an up-to-date risk register for the MSIR activities identifying mitigation strategies and prioritisation of concerns
  • Ensure staff at the MSIR receive appropriate clinical advice during operating hours
  • Support the development and implementation of a Quality Improvement Plan for the MSIR. Seek, record and consider feedback to improve the quality and effectiveness of service delivery
  • Support the MSIR processes required to ensure that the operations of the MSIR meet all requisite accreditation standards

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential

  • Registered to practice medicine in Victoria
  • Experience providing health care relevant to people who inject drugs
  • Experience working with people who inject drugs
  • Clinical governance experience

Desirable

  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications in Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry or General Practice

Why work for NRCH?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a supportive, flexible, and friendly work environment, and gain experience in Victoria’s first supervised injecting centre. We offer salary packaging, continuing training and skills development, and a chance to progress your career.

Please note it is a requirement for all employees of North Richmond Community Health to demonstrate evidence of mandatory immunisations/vaccinations prior to commencement of employment, based on the Immunisation Category their position falls under.

All offers of employment are subject to provision of a satisfactory National Criminal History Check and a valid Working with Children Check.

For further information regarding this position please contact Nico Clark or Zoe Gleeson (Zoeg@nrch.com.au)

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria and your resume to workforus@nrch.com.au including the subject line Senior Medical Officer Application, by close of business on Friday, 13th of May 2022 (EXTENDED DEADLINE: 27TH OF MAY 2022). Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

Project Officer: 'Marissa and me'

Position Description

Project Officer, Marissa and me

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH) is a unique agency offering expertise in cultural diversity and health, cultural competence, social marketing, cross-cultural communication and consumer participation and health literacy to organisations across Australia.

We assist other organisations to provide a high quality of service to clients from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Our clients include hospitals, government departments, local councils, health centres, community services and higher education providers. We support them with training, social marketing services, advice, resources, and information. Website Information: www.ceh.com.au

CEH is a program of North Richmond Community Health (NRCH). NRCH is committed to making healthcare more accessible and culturally relevant. With the recent addition of Victoria’s first Medically Supervised Injecting Room, NRCH works with community members to support social justice principles which afford all people the right to dignity, respect, and the highest quality of care.

NRCH provides a range of medical, allied health, dental and community services to clients from all backgrounds.

The Project Officer, Marissa and me (0.4 EFT/ 2 days per week to 30 June 2023) will identify, engage and support young people with first or second-hand experience of alcohol abuse (‘Community Youth Advisers’) to take part in the project. They will be supported to develop resources, social media and organise events to raise awareness of problematic alcohol use amongst their peers. The Project Officer will support these vulnerable young people by organising meetings and workshops, providing training, co-organising events and providing case management when needed.

The Project Officer will provide outreach on the Public Housing Estates to engage with young people, promote positive health messages and guide them towards support and treatment for alcohol use and mental health if required.

The role also requires networking with local youth agencies to promote the project, identify young people and coordinate supports. 

 

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify and engage 10 to 15 young adults of East African backgrounds (South Sudanese, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Somali) to provide insights and co-design ways of addressing alcohol abuse in their community.
  • Organise meetings with these Community Youth Advisers to design project, resources and events
  • Provide practical support to Community Youth Advisers if they need assistance with accessing housing, healthcare, legal support, etc. for themselves
  • Develop and maintain networks with Youth and AoD services for shared learning and referral.
  • Establish and maintain strong referral pathways for families and individuals.
  • Provide education for young people on the estates around harm reduction.
  • Maintain sound data collection practices, evaluation and report writing.

Key Selection Criteria

Essential qualifications, attributes and skills include, but are not limited to:

Desired: TAFE or University qualification in Youth Work, Social work, Community Welfare or Community Development

Essential:

  • Demonstrated experience in working with refugee young people in crisis, preferably in areas such as alcohol and other drugs, homelessness, intergenerational conflict
  • Knowledge and skills in openly discussing sensitive topics such behavioural change, harm reduction, intergenerational conflict.
  • A relevant community language and current active community networks
  • Experience establishing and maintaining stakeholder relationships.
  • Strong case management skills.
  • Minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience (paid or voluntary) in working with diverse ethnicities, religions, age, genders and sexualities.

Please note that applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be reviewed.

Please note it is a requirement for all employees of North Richmond Community Health to demonstrate evidence of mandatory immunisations/vaccinations prior to commencement of employment, based on the Immunisation Category their position falls under.

All offers of employment are subject to provision of a satisfactory National Criminal History Check.

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria and your resume to workforus@nrch.com.au including the subject line Project Officer ‘Marissa and me’ Application, as soon as possible.  Applications will close when two suitable candidates are identified. Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Registered Nurse, Medically Supervised Injecting Room (Part-time, Fixed-Term)

Position Description

The Registered Nurse Medically Supervised Injecting Room position (fixed-term part time) is responsible for supervising clients before, during and after episodes of injecting. Core activities include client engagement, working with complex and challenging behaviours, health assessment, management of health emergencies, health education, brief interventions and referral to other health and welfare services.

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

Clinical

  • Observe and monitor client’s wellbeing throughout their visit to MSIR, acting on client alerts and behavioural contracts as indicated.
  • Provide client education around vein care, drug use, harm reduction strategies
  • Engage with clients to identify health needs and refer to local health and welfare services
  • Record all client observations and/or interactions on the relevant MSIR forms, clinical database and medical record.
  • In collaboration with members of the healthcare team plan, implement and evaluate patient/client care.
  • Follow the Nurse in Charge direction and assist as required during client emergencies

NSP/Outreach

  • Provide needle syringe (NS) equipment.
  • Participate in needle/syringe retrievals and monitor the area around NRCH as required
  • Provide outreach support and respond to overdoses in the surrounding area as directed

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

We are offering part time positions and we are looking for Registered Nurses with the following essential qualifications, attributes and skills include, but are not limited to:

  • At least two years post graduate experience
  • Experience working in needle and syringe programs, drug and alcohol services, crisis services, Emergency Department desirable
  • Experience in psychosocial and drug use assessment and referral, supportive counselling and crisis management desirable
  • Computer competence including the use of clinical databases
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, Harm Reduction and Social Justice
  • Understanding of the health, social and legal issues related to injecting drug use and marginalised populations
  • AHPRA registration
  • CPR Certificate with Oxygen Administration
  • First Aid Certificate

Please note it is a requirement for all employees of North Richmond Community Health to demonstrate evidence of mandatory immunisations/vaccinations prior to commencement of employment, based on the Immunisation Category their position falls under.

All offers of employment are subject to provision of a satisfactory National Criminal History Check.

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria and your resume to workforus@nrch.com.au including the subject line Registered Nurse, Medically Supervised Injecting Room Application. Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Please note that applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be reviewed.

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.

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OUR PEOPLE

Our Clients
Our Staff
Our Community
Our Contractors, Students and Volunteers
Our External Stakeholders

CONNECTEDNESS WITH OUR COMMUNITY
  • understand how community, social connections and support affect people’s overall health and wellbeing
  • our success is driven by our ability to build relationships, break silos and connect across teams, functions and our community
  • our whole is greater than the sum of our parts
  • value team and community, as much as individuals
  • how we get things done is as important as what we achieve – the means are greater than the end.
INNOVATION
  • embrace change and be open to doing things differently
  • embrace new technology and look for efficiencies with resources
  • have a continuous improvement mindset, exploring opportunities to improve ways of working
  • strive to meet new and emerging client and/or community demands or needs
OPENNESS
  • act with integrity and honesty, be transparent in your dealings, choose words and actions that are sincere and not misleading
  • share ideas freely, communicate clearly and with positive intent
  • actively listen and be receptive to feedback and ideas, encouraging others to contribute and speak up
  • avoid any real or apparent conflicts of interest and use powers responsibly
ORGANISATIONAL LEARNING
  • make the workplace a training ground for professional growth and transformation
  • learning is emphasised and values, encourage making time to update knowledge and skills
  • follow evidence-based practice
  • be allowed to try new things and sometimes make mistakes or not always get it right
  • learn constantly and keep abreast of latest developments and industry best practise
EMBRACE DIVERSITY
  • put yourself in other’s shoes, treating them how you would want to be treated
  • contribute to the diversity of NRCH, actively support what makes people different and different perspectives
  • foster a culture of inclusion where every voice is welcome, heard and respected – LGBTIQA+, women, people with a disability, First Nations and those from migrant and refugee backgrounds
  • endeavour to reflect everyone’s needs and preferences, avoiding ‘one-size fits all’ approaches
  • ensure freedom from exclusion, discrimination, harassment and bullying
  • we ensure clients and staff cultural safety
RESPECT FOR OTHERS
  • demonstrate dignity and respect for colleagues, our clients and community members
  • ensure due regard for people’s feelings, wishes, views and rights
  • treating others fairly and objectively
  • always communicate with respect, integrity and honesty
EQUITY OF ACCESS
  • ensure provision of services to all vulnerable people without exception
  • demonstrate respect for our clients and members of the community; being compassionate to different circumstances and experiences
  • treat all members of our community fairly and objectively, being sensitive to unique differences
  • ensure freedom from any forms of exclusion, with information sharing, transparency and accessibility

Membership

We are currently updating our membership application form and will be making that available online shortly. In the meantime, please contact anastasiag@nrch.com.au with any membership queries.

 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

 For more information or to apply, please email workforus@nrch.com.au

 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.

Volunteering Opportunities

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

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