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Outreach Vacancies

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. 

 

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This list is 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 the local health organisation will make any appointment decisions.

 

Featured vacancies 

 

> SEEKING AUDIOLOGISTS

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 rural.outreach@marathonhealth.com.au

 

> SEEKING OPTOMETRIST

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.

Opportunities available: 

  • 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 outreach@nswrdn.com.au

 

> Seeking Endocrinologists

NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from endocrinologists interested in providing an established monthly outreach service to Forster, NSW. Ideally, the clinic will continue to be hosted at Forster Private Hospital; however, this may be negotiable. Potential for handover with the current provider, who is finishing in November 2020.

This service is financially supported through the Rural Health Outreach Fund (RHOF).  Costs associated with transportation, meals, accommodation and travel time can be covered in line with the RHOF Service Delivery Standards.

Getting to Forster: It is a 3.5-hour drive from Sydney to Forster, or a 2-hour drive from Newcastle.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete an expression of interest

 

> Seeking Psychiatrist 

RDN is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from psychiatrists (either child and adolescent or general) interested in providing monthly outreach services to both Narrabri and Moree, NSW. Ideally, the psychiatrist will deliver clinics to both the Moree and Narrabri communities as part of the same visit. The Moree clinic is hosted at the local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, Pius X, and Narrabri clinics are hosted at HealthWISE.

This service is financially supported through the Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease Program (MOICDP). Costs associated with transportation, meals, accommodation and travel time can be covered in line with the program Service Delivery Standards.

Ideally, the candidate will have experience working with Aboriginal communities. Cultural safety training is a requirement.

The role will work closely with the outreach paediatrician, and so either a child and adolescent psychiatrist or a general psychiatrist with interest in this field is preferred. If a general psychiatrist were to fill the role, the service will explore engaging telehealth support for high risk child and adolescent cases.

Getting there: Normally, there are regular, direct, Qantas flights available from Sydney to Moree (1.5 hour flight); however, COVID-19 has impacted flight schedules. Currently, there are twice-weekly flights to Moree (Qantas) and Narrabri (Link Airways). During these COVID-19 interruptions, alternative methods of delivery (e.g. telehealth) or transport (e.g. driving or alternative flight paths) may need to be explored.

Pius X is a five-minute drive from Moree airport and a one-hour drive from Narrabri. It is recommended that the clinics be delivered over two days, with an overnight stay in either Narrabri or Moree.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete an expression of interest

 

> Seeking Paediatrician

RDN is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from general paediatricians interested in providing established monthly outreach services to both Narrabri and Moree, NSW. Ideally, the paediatrician will deliver clinics to both the Moree and Narrabri communities as part of the same visit. The Moree clinic is hosted at the local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, Pius X, and Narrabri clinics are hosted at HealthWISE.

This service is financially supported through the Rural Health Outreach Fund (RHOF) and the Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease Program (MOICDP). Costs associated with transportation, meals, accommodation and travel time can be covered in line with the program Service Delivery Standards.

Ideally the candidate will have experience working with the Aboriginal community and undertaking cultural safety training is a requirement of the role.

The role will work closely with the outreach psychiatrist.

Getting there: Normally, there are regular, direct, Qantas flights available from Sydney to Moree (1.5 hour flight); however, COVID-19 has impacted flight schedules. Currently, there are twice-weekly flights to Moree (Qantas) and Narrabri (Link Airways). During these COVID-19 interruptions, alternative methods of delivery (e.g. telehealth) or transport (e.g. driving or alternative flight paths) may need to be explored.

Pius X is a five-minute drive from Moree airport and a one-hour drive from Narrabri. It is recommended that the clinics be delivered over two days, with an overnight stay in either Narrabri or Moree.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete an expression of interest

 

For more information

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a CV and a brief statement about your motivation to provide Outreach services to outreach@nswrdn.com.au or call the Outreach team on 02 8337 8100.