Vacancy: Podiatrist - Clinical Support

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services.  A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community.  We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success. 

Your new role

As part of the Prevention and Chronic Illness Care team at Merri Health, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as a representative and a central point of contact for the Podiatry profession at Merri Health
  • Leading continuous quality improvement projects and providing bimonthly reflective goal focused clinical support and mentoring to the podiatrists in the Aged and Primary Care Division
  • Providing high-quality evidenced based podiatric services to clients under the age of 65 (under 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) including children
  • Strengthening the provision of high-quality evidenced-based podiatry services within the Aged and Primary Care Division and enhancing the strong collaborative relationship with internal and external partners

This position is a part time (0.6 EFT) role, with site location being dependent on client demand.

In order to be considered for this position you must have the right to work in Australia. 

What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

  • Experience providing leadership in a Podiatry service
  • Post graduate qualification in relevant clinical area or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to the provision of high quality evidence based podiatric services
  • Experience in leading quality improvement projects
  • High-level written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and engage with internal and external key stakeholders
  • Understanding of community health principles in general, and the role of community health podiatry
  • Clinical supervision and support experience

We're looking for an individual who is highly motivated and innovative with a passion for the delivery of high-quality podiatric services.

What we offer

You will gain experience in providing clinical leadership and working in a multi-disciplinary community health setting with external partner agencies to deliver high quality podiatric services that meet the needs of the community. You will gain exposure to a diverse clinical caseload which will include diabetic foot care, paediatrics and working with clients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

You will work closely with the Team Leader of the Prevention and Chronic Illness Care Team to further develop the podiatry services at Merri Health and you will also receive supportive supervision and mentoring to strength your own professional development.

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

What you need to do now

Start by reviewing the attached position description. If this peaks your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website.  If you have any questions, please contact Jason Dunn, Team Leader Prevention and Chronic Illness Care on (03) 9389 2278 or Jason.Dunn@merrihealth.org.au.

When you’re ready to apply, email your CV, Key Selection Criteria and covering letter to jobs@merrihealth.org.au. Applications close 14/12/2018.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates may be contacted.

What else do I need to know

Successful applicants will be required to have a current National Police Check and, if relevant to the position, a Working with Children Check, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and full Drivers Licence.

Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the GLBTIQ community and those living with a disability to apply.