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Practice / Refugee Health Nurse

Cabrini Health

Cabrini Outreach
Cabrini Outreach is a Catholic organisation sponsored by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus working within Australia and overseas. We seek social justice, to alleviate social inequality and to enable better healthcare for people seeking asylum and people experiencing place-based intergenerational disadvantage. We operate in Australia, Eswatini, Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea.

About the service
Cabrini Outreach has partnered with Primary Care Connect (PCC) to establish a new nurse-led primary care clinic in Shepparton. The clinic will provide quality healthcare to people seeking asylum without Medicare, asylum seekers with Medicare but no income, undocumented migrants and newly arrived refugees (up to 6 months after arrival).

Practice / Refugee Health Nurse
Part time, fixed term

About the role

The Practice / Refugee Health Nurse is a senior nursing position working independently leading the ongoing establishment and growth of the service, managing the day to day operations, providing clinical care within the nurse scope of practice, supporting the visiting GPs and working with internal staff at PCC and external organisations to support clients. With support from the Team Leader Primary Care and the General Manager Cabrini Outreach, the role also involves oversight of and development of policies and procedures, clinical protocols, ordering stock and managing billing and data collection processes. The nursing position is responsible for the assessment, care coordination and management of clients referred to Clinic Sihat - Cabrini Outreach including:
  • triaging new referrals;
  • undertaking comprehensive clinical assessment;
  • developing treatment and management plans and
  • appropriate referral of the client to the general practitioner, allied health staff, specialist mental health services and/or other community-based services agencies when required.
The position is fixed term, part time and is based in Shepparton and requires onsite presence for approximately two days per week.
Professional Qualifications
  • Current AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Immuniser (highly desirable).


  • Registered Nurse for at least 5 years
  • Significant clinical experience in a general practice or primary health environment.
  • Previous experience working with asylum seekers and refugees highly desirable.

To view full Practice / Refugee Health Nurse position description here

Please submit your application as soon as possible, applications will be assessed as they are received.

Enquiries should be directed to: Tracey Cabrie, General Manager - Cabrini Outreach Asylum Seeker Health Services on 0417 764 254

Closing date: 12th June 2022

Cabrini offers

  • Salary Packaging
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Close to public transportation

Cabrini is an equal opportunity employer
Cabrini is committed to providing a safe environment for children

Compassion – Integrity – Courage – Respect


Vaccination requirements

Cabrini is a healthcare provider that is captured by the COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination requirements released by the Victorian government. It is a condition of employment that all staff receive the required vaccines, unless they have a relevant medical exemption. Vaccination evidence or evidence of a medical contraindication must be provided prior to commencement.

Police Check

As per Cabrini policy, a mandatory copy of a current (under 12 months) police record check must be provided prior to the commencement date.

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Registered NurseCabrini Health
Location VIC
Job Reference Number R001738
Classification Registered Nurse
Sub Classification Practice Nurse
Job Type Contract/Part-Time
Estimated Salary Package Not Applicable
Closing Date 13-07-2022

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