This position is responsible for contributing to the achievement of the following outcomes:
1 Clinical Services (60%)
Outcome : Fresh Start patients’ health is restored.
Coordinate and deliver health care for patients and their families.
Supports a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care where appropriate, recognising that the individual
practitioner still remains responsible for patients admitted under their care and are in charge of their
treatment and discharge.
Performs screening assessment, treatment and referral of patients/patients in accordance with Fresh
Start Standard Operating Procedures.
Performs general outpatient and accident and emergency services.
Takes personal responsibility for ensuring that discharge plans are in place for all patients admitted
under their care.
Provides an on-call service to the Subiaco Clinic and the detox inpatient facility for inpatients, accidents
and emergencies, including nights and weekends, as per roster.
Provides a visiting medical service to Fresh Start residential facilities when required.
Maintains close working relationships with nursing, health workers and allied health staff in delivery of
2 Other Services (30%)
Outcome : Fresh Start staff are engaged in programmes that enhance the health of our patients as well as the
Liaises with Director Medicine, Clinic Manager and the residential facility managers to ensure a multi
Reports notifiable diseases promptly.
Report incidents in compliance with the Incident Management System as set out in the Fresh Start
Standard Operating Procedures.
Undertake appropriate quality improvement projects including prospective and retrospective audits and
contributes to Fresh Start clinical research and governance initiatives.
Maintain client records and statistical data in accordance with Fresh Start Standard Operating
Provide consultation, advice and support on medical and medico-legal matters as required.
Liaise with community agencies regarding clinical management of patients.
Assist in the preparation of medical reports to the Director or CEO as required.
Participate in research of an applied clinical and evaluative nature.
Continuously monitors standards of care, and reviews work priorities, procedures and processes.
Participated in the development, implementation and evaluation of Fresh Start’s Health Education
Programs and Health Promotion Programs.
Performs on-site teaching for other staff and relevant community members.
Precepts medical students as required.
3 Other Duties (10%)
Outcome 1: Fresh Start team members work together in an effective and cooperative manner in order to
discharge all responsibilities and achieve set goals.
Support other Fresh Start team members as required.
Follow instructions from the CEO.
Maintain and willingly participate in continuing professional development including attending post-
graduate educational courses as appropriate or as recommended by the Director Medicine.
Willingly participate in a performance appraisal process.
Undertake other duties as required.
Outcome 2: A workplace that is safe, free from harassment and values an ethical approach to all that we do.
Assist in maintaining high standards of workplace health and safety.
Assist in the implementation of initiatives that promote equal opportunity and high standards of personal
behaviour and practice as outlined in the Fresh Start Code of Conduct.
Assist in providing a safe, high quality health care service to Fresh Start’s consumers.