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General Practioner at Equinox & PRONTO!
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Equinox is a VAC operated health centre that caters exclusively to the Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) community.  General Practice, Counselling and Care Recovery Co-ordination  services are currently being offered on site.   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 well being of this community. We offer mental health, sexual health, hormone management and a full range of GP services.  Equinox is currently in the process of gaining AGPAL Accreditation.

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 the Gay and men who have sex with men (MSM) communities. PRONTO! Services include Peer Rapid HIV testing and STI screening and 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 are interested in hearing from registered medical practitioners interested in working with either or both programs.

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 GP’s a fee split of 70% of all income received.  

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

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.

Primary Mental Health/ATAPS Clinician
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Are you an experienced mental health professional eligible for Medicare registration looking to work in the LGBTI community?

Equinox is a VAC operated health centre that caters exclusively to the Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) community. General Practice, Counselling and Care Recovery Coordination  services are currently being offered on site.   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 well being of this community. We offer mental health, sexual health, hormone management and a full range of GP services.  

VAC is seeking ATAPS eligible clinicians to work as part of the Equinox and the broader LGBTI and HIV counselling programs to provide high quality one-on-one mental health support as part of the CAREinMIND™ ATAPS program in partnership with the North West Primary Health Network. The successful candidate will deliver services as a private contractor whilst also receiving the support of our clinical governance framework and referral pathways.  We offer our contractor clinicians 70% of all income received.

The successful candidate will be an experienced clinician with an understanding of LGBTI affirmative practices, a broad understanding of evidence based interventions for supporting high prevalence mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, a client centred approach and a passion for working in these communities.

For further information, contact the Manager of Counselling, Family Violence and AOD Service Programs, Jackson Fairchild on (03) 9865 6700.

Applications should be marked ‘Confidential Recruitment’, addressed to Jackson Fairchild and emailed to recruitment@vac.org.au.

Applications must directly address the selection criteria within the contract description.

VAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

GP Equinox / PRONTO! - CONTRACT ROLE DESCRIPTION

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Primary Mental Health/ATAPS Clinician

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Applicants from LGBTI communities including those living with HIV, those from CALD communities, Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

VAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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