Position Details
Reference Number 16591
Position Title Medical Officer
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Adelaide, 43 Franklin Street
Award Classification Non Agreement - Dependent on qualifications and/or experience
Hours Per Fortnight 28.9
Position Summary

Uniting Communities, Streetlink Services has an exciting Part Time Medical Practitioner (GP) role based in the Adelaide CBD working 28 hours per fortnight.


Streetlink is a free and confidential youth health service that provides a safe place for young people aged 12 to 25, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, to seek information and support, connection to services, or just chat with someone who cares. Our team prides itself on high quality service delivery, maximizing accessibility to young people who are marginalized and socially isolated.


This role will take the lead in engaging with young people who do not feel comfortable going to a regular GP clinic, but come to Streetlink with a range of medical and psychosocial issues. The GP works closely with our nurse and drug and alcohol counsellors to provide a holistic, intensive service to each individual young person. This clinic is small is size, with our GP taking on responsibilities for the nursing staff and is the lead for the medical clinic itself. You will have the opportunity to engage in a dynamic, challenging and fast-paced role where no two days are the same.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • providing comprehensive GP services to the client group and their children
  • providing medical treatment and referrals
  • finalising medication orders, prescribing medication and management of on site pharmaceuticals
  • assisting in the provision of health education programmes and strategies to engage vulnerable young people in health care
  • maintaining client medical records via practice software
  • contributing to the development and maintenance of the medical program and its procedures

About you:

  • Vocational Registration as a General Practitioner in Australia (mandatory)
    Registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
  • 19AB/DWS exemption possible due to client group
  • Professional experience in the delivery of GP Services
  • Experience working with young adults, adolescents and children
  • Experience in ante and post-natal care
  • Experience in responding to mental health, sexual health and substance use presentations
  • A Medicare Provider Number for the site

 The benefit of working at Uniting Communities

  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Salary packaging options available
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • No on call or weekend work is required


Dependent on experience and/or qualification(s) the salary range is up to $167,000 per annum (pro rata part time).  


We also provide generous salary packaging benefits that enable you to increase and maximise your take home salary. In addition, other available benefits include; flexible work arrangements, paid maternity leave, early intervention Physio Program, and discounted private health insurance. Check out our benefits at www.unitingcommunities.org


What to include in your application:


Please attach a cover letter addressing the Position Description and a current resume including the names of two current referees.


As an organisation, we take the responsibility to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and all staff recruited to work in those areas are required to sign off on and work within our code of conduct and undergo relevant pre-employment checks.


If this position is of interest, please apply or call Bec Kennedy 0401 171 839 for further confidential discussion.

Contact Person Bec Kennedy
Contact Number 0401171839
Alternate Contact Person Melissa Shee
Alternate Contact Number 0409285467
Closing Date 24/05/2020
Position Description
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