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The team and members of our family at one of our six-monthly social events. The photo was taken at Shadowfax winery in December 2022

Current positions

Primary care nurse

Part-time position (between 0.2-0.4 FTE)

Salary - Dependent on experience and skill-set, but we generally pay our nurses more than mainstream general practice nurses.

We are seeking for a primary care nurse to join our team from January 2024. You will be joining a team of nurses whose experiences ranges from new-to-primary care to highly-experienced in primary care and refugee health. Ideally, we are seeking someone with some experience who will be able to mentor less-experienced colleagues, but who will also be able to learn from our more experienced nurses. We are a closely-knit team with supportive management. Please check out our blog to get an idea of our values and of the type of person who calls themselves a Utopian. 

 

Essential criteria:

  • APRHA registration and other pre-requisites for working as a nurse in Australia (such as visa, police clearance etc.)

  • At least 5 years working in the primary care setting

  • Nurse immuniser credentials

  • At least two years working with disadvantaged populations (such as refugees, First Nations Australian, the homeless etc.)

Desirable criteria:

  • Previous experience in one of the following areas - mental health, infectious disease, state-wide refugee health program, contraception/women's health.

  • Women's health nurse credentials.

  • Overseas humanitarian work (e.g. Medecins Sans Frontiere, Red Cross etc.)

For further information please contact our practice manager Peita Pittella on 0406 704 662 or practice.manager@utopiarefugeehealth.com

Diabetes nurse educator

Casual contractor position (Around 4-5 visits a year)

Salary - $50 per hour. Payment is not dependent on number of clients seen or EPCs.

This role will suit an experienced diabetes nurse educator who perhaps has a regular position elsewhere but wishes to add to their skills by working with refugees and asylum seekers in a closely-knit team of kind and passionate healthcare workers. You will be working alongside GPs, a GP registrar, senior experienced nurses, bilcultural workers and interpreters and supportive management. You client base will be people most in need your services and who are eager to work with a health professional to achieve their diabetes treatment goals.

Essential criteria:

  • APRHA registration and other pre-requisites for working as a nurse in Australia (such as visa, police clearance etc.)

  • At least 5 years working in the primary care setting

  • Diabetes nurse educator accredited

  • At least two years working with disadvantaged populations (such as refugees, First Nations Australian, the homeless etc.)

Desirable criteria:

  • Overseas humanitarian work (e.g. Medecins Sans Frontiere, Red Cross etc.)

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