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Clinical Lead - General Practice Respiratory Clinic

Your Community Health

Clinical Lead - General Practice Respiratory Clinic
  • Full time, fixed term
  • Reservoir location
  • Be part of a purpose-driven organisation committed to community development and a social model of health
  • Make a meaningful contribution to the health, wellbeing and dignity for all people in northern Melbourne
  • Attractive salary packaging
About us
Your Community Health provides a comprehensive range of medical, dental and allied health services and support programs to anyone, through a combination of outreach, client-based and centre-based activities. Our purpose is to enable health, wellbeing and dignity for all people in northern Melbourne by providing responsive and accessible services. We provide priority access to those most at risk of health inequalities and those that may face barriers to accessing traditional health services.

About the role
Your Community Health is seeking an enthusiastic Clinical Lead - General Practice Respiratory Clinic to join the Medical Services Team as we expand our services through the establishment of a General Practice Respiratory Clinic (GPRC) at our East Reservoir site.

The service is State/NWMPHN funded and recognizes the critical role of primary care can play in supporting people to access respiratory assessments and COVID-19 testing and care close to where they live and reducing demand on hospitals, including presentations to emergency departments for respiratory-type symptoms.

The GPRC will support people of all ages with respiratory symptoms to access a comprehensive respiratory assessment (including COVID-19 testing) and receive immediate support in the management of their illness. Services will be available to those with or without a Medicare card, at no cost to the patient, with the facility open after hours.

Reporting to the Manager Medical Services, the Clinical Lead will be responsible for assisting the setup of the new service, including logistics, workforce planning and equipment, as well as providing both clinical and non-clinical front-line support to clients, visitors and staff. It involves providing leadership to direct reports and is responsible for ensuring clinical aspects of the GPRC runs seamlessly and staff and client safety is ensured. The role will work closely with General practice staff, COVID response staff, engagement staff who undertake initial relationship development and social and welfare needs assessment and may refer clients to the clinic or seek advice about referral.

The Clinical Lead will be responsible for program reporting and to lead effectively and collaborative communication and relationship building with key partners such as NWMPHN, Austin Health and other community health organizations and general practices.

The role of the Clinical lead also includes COVID prevention and preparedness, delivery of health services including COVID testing, vaccination, proactive contact management, active case management and proactive case finding, and case planning and referral and support the COVID +ve Care Pathway program.

This position is available full time and involves oversight and participation in assertive outreach and working in community settings. Some weekend work may be required and penalty rates will apply.

To succeed in this role you will have:
  • Current Registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse (Div 1). Post graduate qualifications in management, leadership or public health desirable but not essential
  • Well-developed clinical skills and demonstrated ability to respond to changing clinical needs, including previous clinical leadership and experience
  • Well-developed clinical assessment skills and care of the deteriorating patient
  • Experience in respiratory medicine, such as respiratory inpatient/outpatient care, Pulmonary rehab, emergency department, chronic disease management services
  • Experience in caring for patients with COVID -19 or willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of all aspects of COVID -19 or willingness to learn
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent negotiation skills and a can-do attitude
  • Willingness to work flexibly and responsibly in a dynamic, changing environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrated reliability and productivity in a challenging role
What is on offer
You will join a dedicated, caring and talented team, with a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to professional and career development of all our staff and truly value work-life balance. Staff have access to generous not-for-profit salary packaging benefits, discounted gym memberships and work in a great location, with free car parking, close to shops and cafes.

How to apply
For more information regarding this role please refer to the position description.

Applications must address the selection criteria contained in the position description as part of the cover letter, and must be submitted directly at our recruitment hub at: & enter ref code: 5760797.

For further enquiries contact: Alaa Bondok, Manager Medical Services on 0438 541 289, or Keegan Crow, Director Primary Care on 0406 663 947.

Your Community Health is an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer who supports inclusiveness and diversity. We are dedicated to attracting and retaining people from a diverse background, including but not limited to, those identifying as LGBTIQ, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people from cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and people with a disability.

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Registered NurseYour Community Health
Location Melbourne
Job Reference Number 5760797
Classification Registered Nurse
Sub Classification General Medical,Management RN
Job Type Full Time
Closing Date 07-02-2022

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