About Ballarat Community Health

Ballarat Community Health (BCH) strives for high quality, flexible and responsive service delivery and health promotion with a focus on service monitoring, review and evaluation. BCH provides a broad range of services to the community of Ballarat, with outreach services delivered in the Central Highlands region and beyond. There is a primary emphasis in all service delivery on health promotion and illness prevention. BCH is committed to operating as a values-based organisation and has adopted the below values as key to our work. We seek to demonstrate these values in the way we choose to behave and interact with each other, our clients, partners and the community. Compassion, empathy and empowerment are important behaviours in underpinning these values.


Our Purpose

Health and wellbeing for all with a commitment to the most vulnerable.



Our Leading Principles

A driven desire to maximise impact and be sustainable.




Valuing other points of view and treating people with respect


Acting with sincerity and honesty


Strength in the face of challenges




The ability to be strong in adversity, and bounce back with renewed hope


Being reliable and accountable to others


Focusing on potential and abilities



Diversity Statement


Ballarat Community Health recognises and celebrates the diversity of the community within which we work.  We acknowledge the first peoples of Australia and their unique contribution.  We welcome and work with people of all ages and health status, of all races, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientations, religious, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and financial status.


Position Summary

The Medical Practitioner will provide specialist medical services in all areas of Sexual and Reproductive health, including services to the LGBTIQ and Trans and Gender Diverse communities. The position involves health education in Family Planning and Sexually Transmissible Disease, diagnosis, treatment, counselling and referrals. This clinic also supports the work of the Sexual Health Hub, mentors the Nurse Practitioner candidate and works closely with the nursing team to deliver MTOP and LARC in addition to services outlined above.


The successful candidate will be an experienced General Practitioner or Sexual Health Physician.

Principal Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide high quality medical and health promotion services to all patients
  • Perform consultations, attend to emergencies, and arrange medical investigations as required
  • Examine clients to determine the nature of the disorder or illness, and maintain accurate and up-to-date patient records
  • Order, perform and analyse laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic images and procedures
  • Provide overall care for patients, prescribe and administer treatments, medications and other remedial measures, minor procedures.
  • Administer First Aid to emergencies within the clinic, including administration of oxygen and emergency treatments.
  • Provide health care to patients including diagnosis of physical illness, injuries, disorders or mental illnesses which have a causal component in reproductive health
  • Establish and co-ordinate integrated care plans for patients where indicated, incorporating the referral to specialist or allied health services and internal and external services and supports as appropriate
  • Focus on self-management principles
  • Prescribe and administer medication and inoculate patients to prevent infectious or contagious diseases and associates aftercare including administering treatment in the event of reaction and or anaphylaxis’
  • Provide supervision, training and support to students working in the clinic
  • Report births, deaths and notifiable diseases to relevant government authorities
  • Arrange for patients to be admitted to hospital
  • Arrange for patents to receive other services and supports as required
  • Other practice related duties within RACGP or RACP guidelines as required
  • Provide service in accordance with AMA Code of Ethics, the Trade Practices Act and the Health Insurance Act (1973)
  • Maintain Vocational Registration as defined by the RACGP
  • Maintain registration and good standing with Medical Board of Victoria
  • Work collaboratively with other Medical Practitioners and the multi-disciplinary team
  • Contribute to the identification of service gaps
  • Actively participate in Medical Services and team based meetings




  • To follow leadership and management direction and seek advice on all matters outside usual scope of practice.
  • Practice in a manner consistent with the requirements of the relevant professional registration requirements and relevant registration board
  • Continuing education to keep abreast of changes
  • To follow and work within the AMA code of ethics and standards at all times 

Organisational Responsibilities

  • Be aware of and perform all duties in accordance with the organisation’s stated policies and procedures
  • Understand practice frameworks relating to the Multi Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) framework and Information Sharing Schemes
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff and ensure alignment with the BCH values at all times
  • Work within professional boundaries and relevant scope of practise at all times
  • Maintain relevant professional registration
  • Work cooperatively across the teams to provide a comprehensive coordinated health promotion service
  • Attend approved professional development sessions and keep up to date with current developments, theories and practises in the field
  • Participate in compulsory BCH training programs
  • Ensure that client and staff confidentiality is respected and upheld at all times
  • Attend and actively participate in meetings as required
  • Represent and promote Ballarat Community Health appropriately, taking into consideration BCH advocacy statements and values
  • Participate in performance development plans and supervision
  • Participate in the organisation’s continuous quality improvement programs and activities



Qualification and Immunisation requirements

  • VR General Practitioner or Non VR GP with GP experience and a member of the MDRAP program or Sexual Health Physician
  • Vocational Registration is highly desirable
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is required 


Key Selection


1. Experience:


  • GP experience with or a keen interest with working in a specialised field such as reproductive health
  • Proven ability to case manage patients including those with complex needs
  • A keen interest in general health promotion
  • Understand of and commitment to Social Model of Health


2. Interpersonal Skills:


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team


3. Written Communication:


  • Strong written communication and report writing skills


4. Computer Skills:


  • Strong knowledge of and ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite and Windows based programs and database management systems


5. Organisational Skills:


  • Ability to prioritise workloads and conflicting tasks and manage deadlines
  • Proven ability to use initiative to solve problems
  • High attention to detail


6. Alignment with BCH values:


  • Strong alignment with the vision and values of Ballarat Community Health 

Conditions of Employment and other relevant information

  • The successful applicant will be required to maintain a current driver’s licence.
  • BCH strongly supports Equal Opportunity and Access to Services, and requires all staff to be sensitive and inclusive of individual needs including but not limited to cultural, religious and sexual orientation.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a police records check. Appointment is subject to the outcome of this check.
  • The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a valid employment Working with Children Check whilst employed in this position.
  • Prior to being appointed to this position it is required that there is a full disclosure of any pre-existing injuries or disease that might be affected by employment in this position.
  • BCH reserves the right to vary the location of the position according to the needs of BCH and its clients and any future changes to the BCH’s areas of operation.
  • Management may alter this Position Description if and when the need arises. Any such changes will be made in consultation with the affected employee(s). Statements included in this position description are intended to reflect in general the duties and responsibilities of this position and are not to be interpreted as being all inclusive.
  • Salary sacrifice arrangements are available to all staff subject to BCH’s ongoing Fringe Benefits Tax exempt status.


How to apply

Please submit your current resume and a cover letter. Please read the full position description here and apply on https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=171355

Contact email address: Manoji.Gunathilake@nt.gov.au

Applications close: 8 December 2021.