Outreach programs provide urban and regionally based health practitioners with the rewarding opportunity to experience working in a rural or Aboriginal community (and in some cases this has resulted in health practitioners relocating permanently to rural locations). The program also supports students and registrars to participate in health Outreach clinics and gain exposure to rural and Aboriginal health.
Download the current RDN Outreach vacancies list (Excel 23KB or PDF 66KB) for services funded by the Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) and administered by RDN across NSW and the ACT. RDN frequently updates the list of Outreach vacancies to maintain its currency; however, this vacancy information is ultimately provided by local organisations that operate individual services and is likely to change as services develop. This list does not include any Outreach vacancies that are not funded by Outreach programs administered by RDN.
If you are a health professional registered to practise in Australia or otherwise formally recognised and are interested in providing health Outreach services, please register your details on our Expression of Interest form. Alternatively, email RDN or call 02 8337 8100. RDN will contact you once you have expressed an interest in Outreach to discuss current vacancies.
RDN works closely with the local health organisations responsible for the local management and administration of services and any appointment decisions will be made by the local health organisation.
Marathon Health is seeking Expressions of Interest from Audiologists interested in providing outreach Audiology services in Dubbo and surrounding communities.
The RDN funded Healthy Ears – Better Hearing, Better Listening (HEBHBL) program is an Otitis Media screening program providing audiology services to Aboriginal children and youth. The successful applicant will be responsible for delivering services through Marathon Health's school and community clinics and referring children on to other services as appropriate.
As this is a program funded by the Rural Doctors Network (RDN), a contractor rate and travel allowance are covered under the funding. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email email@example.com
RDN is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from optometrists interested in providing optometry services. The service is supported by the Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS), and some costs are supported per the program service delivery standards. The successful applicant will be responsible for delivering culturally safe optometry clinics and support the provision of spectacles to this community through the government-funded NSW Spectacle Program.
- Optometry services delivered by Awabakal Aboriginal Medical Service in Hamilton with expanding sites to Raymond Terrace and Cardiff, NSW. The clinic is funded for 30 visits for the current financial year under the Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS), inclusive of telehealth appointments. Awabakal’s Hamilton AMS is approximately a 1-hour drive from the Central Coast. Raymond Terrace and Cardiff are approximately a 30-minute and 15-minute drive respectively from Hamilton. An overnight stay may be required/preferable in some instances.
- Optometry services delivered by Waminda in Nowra, NSW. The clinic is funded for 12 visits for the current financial year under the Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS). Nowra is approximately a 1-hour drive from Wollongong. An overnight stay may be required/preferable in some instances.
- Bi-monthly optometry service to Tobwabba Aboriginal Medical Service in Forster, NSW. Forster is approximately 2-hour drive from Newcastle or a 1-hour flight from Sydney. An overnight stay may be required/preferable in some instances.
If you are interested in these opportunities, please complete an expression of interest.
If you have any questions regarding these opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a CV and brief statement about your motivation to provide Outreach services to email@example.com or call the Outreach team on 02 8337 8100.