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Seeking altruistic GPs to make a difference in Refugee Health

Monday 15 July 2019

Seeking altruistic GPs to make a difference in  Refugee Health

Mater Refugee Complex Care Clinic (MRCCC) provides specialist primary care for people from a refugee background with complex health needs. Established in 2002, the not-for-profit clinic prides itself on delivering equitable and culturally safe care in partnership with patients and health professionals.

The clinic offers specialised primary health care including:

  • complex case management
  • treatment
  • specialist referral
  • secondary consultation service for general practices

A particular focus is delivery of quality health care to vulnerable patients from the asylum seeker population who often have very limited access to Medicare, limited work rights and live with ongoing uncertainty about their future.

MRCCC doctors are supported by a GP clinical lead, a wider team of refugee health specialist doctors from Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Psychiatry and General Paediatrics, and a clinical nursing team specialising in refugee health.

This is a unique opportunity to join a supportive group of health professionals who share a passion for human rights and are committed to making a difference.

Who would this position suit?

This position is suited to General Practitioners with an interest in refugee health, mental health, tropical medicine, infectious diseases, and working with patients impacted by their past torture and trauma experiences.

Can I expect any remuneration?

The position ideally suits GPs who would be happy to do pro-bono/ voluntary work. There is a small opportunity to generate some income from Medicare.

How much do I need to commit?

As much or as little as you can offer. On average, most MRCCC GPs do one or two sessions a week. If there was capacity to do more sessions that would be welcomed.

How does the clinic work?

The clinic offers long consultations with interpreters and nursing support. Complex case management and collaboration is often required with other community support and health services. Sessions are bulk billed or no fee for service.

Where can I find more information?

The clinic is open Monday to Friday, 9 am –– 4 pm at Mater’s South Brisbane campus.

Flexible working hours are dependent on the applicants’ availability, and can be discussed in detail with the MRCCC team.

To apply for the role or for receive further information, please contact Donata Sackey. Applications should include a resume outlining availability, best contact details and the email addresses of two referees.

 

Mater Refugee Complex Care Clinic

Donata Sackey
Director, Mater Refugee Health

Level 4, Salmon Building
Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane Qld 4101 
P  07 3163 6139 
donata.sackey@mater.org.au

 

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