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RESEARCH FELLOWS MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST  

DIVISION 1 REGISTERED NURSE  


division 1 registered nurse

About the Role

We are looking for a part-time or full-time Div 1 Registered Nurse to join our clinical and patient services team..

Key duties include: 

  • Ensure patients receive appropriate, competent and quality clinical care 
  • Work effectively with all members of staff to meet patient needs
  • Maintain confidentiality of both written and electronic patient information and commitment to ethical standards
  • Ensure compliance with health, privacy and safety regulations and SHI policies
  • Participate in initiatives and contribute towards improvements and/or efficiencies to enable ongoing quality improvement of service
  • Ensure the delivery of continuous and consistent excellence in customer service.

About You

  • Bachelor of Nursing and current APHRA Registration.
  • Demonstrated experience as a division 1, registered nurse in an acute setting 
  • Dermatology/Surgical/Day procedure experience.
  • A high level of computer skills
  • Proven record of integrity and commitment to high level, quality health care
  • Effective time management and organisational skills
  • Be able to work independently whilst having a demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Current Police Check, Proof of COVID + booster vaccination

Benefits

  • Generous Not For Profit (charity) salary packaging benefits
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Ongoing training and supportive team
  • Close to public transport or discounted car parking

Position Description is available upon request

Email enquires: Elizabeth Le Hunt [email protected]



MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST

About the Role

We are seeking a Medical Receptionist to join our Administration team to deliver high quality, confidential customer service to our patients and customers. You will have a strong eye for detail and ability to multi-task. You will be a strong communicator who is friendly, discrete and trustworthy with our patients and staff.

Key Duties

  • Greet patients and other customers on arrival in a warm and friendly manner
  • Monitor clinical activity, including arrivals, delays, billings, waiting room etc.
  • Make and generate patient appointments, process mail, emails and faxes
  • Prepare banking and reconcile
  • Medicare/DVA batching - ensure billing and electronic submission of batches is correct.
  • Medicare/DVA reconciliation and appropriate follow up on short paid/unpaid claims
  • Advise patients of credit and billing policies, issue receipts, invoices; process payments.
  • Attend to day surgery patients and pre-op appointments
  • Admit, check eligibility of insured patients, quote and take payment from uninsured patients
  • Discharge surgical patients, make post-op appointments
  • Check health fund eligibility of pre-op patients and quote accordingly

About You 

  • High-level computer literacy and attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills, with ability to build a positive working relationships
  • Be trustworthy, motivated, and flexible.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a similar role preferred

Benefits

  • Subsidised parking
  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Not for Profit Salary packaging
  • Training and supportive team
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program

Position Description is available upon request.

Email enquiries: Maria Peronace [email protected]



RESEARCH FELLOW POSITIONS

The following Research Fellow positions have now closed for 2023. 

These positions are funded by Melbourne Pathology and called Melbourne Pathology Research Fellows. 


Trials Resident (full time, Melbourne pathology Research Fellow Position)

This is our only full-time position. The successful applicant is based in the Trials Department and is involved with the day-to-day running of clinical trials. This position involves:

  • assessing patients’ suitability for trials
  • clinical consultations
  • assessing response to treatment 
  • and dealing with side effects or complications of therapy. 

The position is supervised by A/Prof Peter Foley. It may involve participating in (paid) overseas investigator meetings with pharmaceutical companies. In past years, those selected for this role have also been thought to have a good chance of obtaining a dermatology job. In recent years, most incumbents have been successful in subsequently attaining a registrar position. The salary is commensurate with an HMO wage.

Applicants should send their CV to A/Prof Rosemary Nixon AM

Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre Research Fellow (part-time, MELBOURNE PATHOLOGY RESEARCH FELLOW POSITION)

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays

The Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre (ODREC) was established in 2001 at the Skin Health Institute; our interest lies in occupational contact dermatitis. A/Prof Rosemary Nixon AM, Director of ODREC, has mentored a number of research fellows, starting in 2000 at Monash Medical Centre. 

The successful applicant will attend the Occupational Dermatology Clinic, a patch testing clinic held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings of the same week. The clinic is held approximately monthly and is usually staffed by A/Prof Nixon and/or dermatologists Dr Jenny Cahill and/or Dr Adriene Lee. Research fellows will be involved in following up details of exposures from workplaces, particularly tracking down material safety data sheets and obtaining information from workplaces. When no clinics are being held, research fellows participate in research projects. Our web-based database Patchcams has all our clinic data from 1993 and is very useful for research projects.

This position would be of interest to those who like medical, rather than surgical, dermatology.  

Applicants should send their CV to A/Prof Rosemary Nixon AM

Transplant Clinic Research Fellow/ EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FELLOW (part-time, MELBOURNE PATHOLOGY RESEARCH FELLOW POSITION)

Ideally Monday/Wednesdays/Fridays (must include Wednesdays)

The Transplant Clinic Research Fellow works closely with A/Prof Alvin Chong, whose area of interest is skin cancers in immunosuppressed transplant patients. He is also very interested in dermatology education and has established a very successful and innovative podcast, Spot Diagnosis. The Transplant team runs a clinic on Wednesday mornings and also has a database, facilitating publications. Other responsibilities of this position include assisting with GP workshops and contributing to a Skin Education Library by creating videos of surgical techniques, etc. There is also the opportunity of publishing with A/Prof Chong and with some of the other dermatologists at the SHI, including the ODREC team and A/Prof Peter Foley.

Applicants should send their CV to A/Prof Rosemary Nixon AM


Other dermatology projects

There is the potential to assist with other research projects: these may or may not be funded. It may be possible to attend the Institute for one half-day a week to work in a particular clinic or with a dermatologist at the Institute. More information will be available about these projects by the time of the interviews.


Selection for other jobs

Over the years we have developed an organised selection process, and are often asked to select candidates for positions at other hospitals. Please note that we don’t select for positions at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victorian Melanoma Service or Sinclair Dermatology. At this stage, we expect to be selecting the Royal Women's Hospital Vulval Clinic Research Fellow for 2022. 

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