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Thorne Harbour Health is a community-controlled LGBTI health organisation, governed by our members, and working for our sex, sexuality and gender diverse communities. For the past 35 years as the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC), the organisation led the Victorian community’s response to HIV and AIDS. Now, our work has moved beyond Victoria and Thorne Harbour Health is responding to a broad range of issues. Thorne Harbour Health aims to improve the health, social and emotional well-being of LGBTI communities and those living with or affected by HIV, with a particular emphasis on bringing the HIV and AIDS epidemic to an end.

Equinox is a Thorne Harbour Health (THH) operated health service that caters exclusively to our Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) communities. The primary objective of Equinox is to reduce the barriers that TGD people face in accessing primary health care services and to contribute to the health and wellbeing of these communities. We offer mental health, sexual health, hormon management and a full range of GP services. Equinox is currently AGPAL Accredited.

PRONTO! is a peer-driven, community-based shopfront approach to reducing barriers to testing and early HIV detection.

PRONTO! was established to reduce the barriers faced by gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM) communities. PRONTO! services include peer-delivered rapid HIV testing and STI screening as well as medical practitioner facilitated Pre–Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) access clinics. Medical practitioners interpret STI test results and offer treatment services on-site.

We are currently seeking contractor General Practitioners/Sexual Health Physicians who are interested in working in this unique space. Our existing team of GPs are happy to provide mentoring and support to interested medical practitioners who are interested in developing their skills and working with TGD and/or gay/MSM communities.

Our current team consists of GPs that provide services to both Equinox and PRONTO! clients, and some who just work with the PRONTO! program. We have an urgent need for more doctors to work in our Equinox program and priority will be given to applicants willing to work primarily in this service.

We offer bulk-billing services to clients of both programs. Clients without Medicare are billed at the Medicare Rebate Schedule rates. We offer our contractor GPs a fee split of 70% of all income received.

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For further information, contact Program Manager, Peter Locke on 0419 913 062 or peter.locke@thorneharbour.org.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a tertiary qualification enabling eligibility for registration with the Medical Board of Victoria. Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners or Royal Australian College of Physicians (Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine) is required.

To apply for this job email your details to peter.locke@thorneharbour.org