Join our leading team – Acupuncture job opportunity

acupuncture job

A rare opportunity is available now for an experienced Acupuncturist / Chinese Herbal Medicine practitioner to join our team at Fertile Ground Health Group and The Melbourne Apothecary.  With upcoming changes and holidays in our team, we have a large influx of new patient referrals ready and waiting for the right new practitioner. There are other incredible Chinese medicine opportunities on the near horizon that we would love to discuss with you if you are have general health passions too.

Why Choose Fertile Ground Health Group?

Fertile Ground Health Group practitioners have been leaders in their respective professions for IVF support, fertility, pregnancy-related treatments and general reproductive medicine care for over 23 years. Our practitioners are well respected amongst medical specialists and industry experts. We pride ourselves in providing exceptional standards of patient care and believe that collaboration and co-creation create the best learning environment where everyone involved benefits – practitioners, patients and the team supporting both. Our collaborative environment fosters continuous learning and professional growth.

What we offer

  • Dedicated Support: Comprehensive business management and administrative assistance to allow you to focus on your practice.
  • Collaborative Environment: Work alongside a team of renowned professionals, enhancing your professional profile and growing your patient base.
  • Continuous Patient Flow: Benefit from our established reputation and the influx of new patients ready to see you.
  • Growth: Opportunities for mentoring, supervision, and professional development tailored to your unique strengths and niche interests.
  • Beautiful Work Space: Practice in one of Australia’s most vibrant and beautifully designed clinics with everything you need at your fingertips including Chinese raw herb dispensary, granule and pill dispensary options, needles, moxa, cups and general equipment and other needs for practice. There is an extensive nutrition and western herbal dispensary available at The Melbourne Apothecary too.

Your Role and Responsibilities:

  • Patient Care Excellence: Provide top-tier reproductive health care, including reproductive cycle issues, pre-conception, infertility, IVF/ART, pregnancy, birth, and beyond. We are also eager to find a new acupuncturist for our general health team at The Melbourne Apothecary with a special interest in stress, sleep, skin, hormones or digestive health.
  • Community Engagement: Establish yourself as a key practitioner in our patient community and a leader in our profession through blogs, social media, workshops, and speaking opportunities.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Experience and Passion: A dedicated practitioner with a passion for reproductive health and/or general health, and a track record of excellence.
  • Collaborative Spirit: Someone who values teamwork and building strong referrer relationships both within our team and with our referral partners and network.
  • Growth Mindset: Eager to raise your profile and take on exciting opportunities that promote professional growth.
  • Commitment: Availability for a minimum of three sessions per week.

What is The Melbourne Apothecary?

The Melbourne Apothecary (MA) is Melbourne’s premier prescription-only naturopathic dispensary, serving our team and Naturopaths across Australia. It offers a private and beautiful space that exemplifies the best in holistic health care.

Apply Today

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, email your cover letter and resume to Charmaine Dennis and Carly Woods at management@fertileground.com.au. We look forward to welcoming the right candidates into our beautiful practice.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” — Confucius

Are you our next Fertility Naturopath?

Fertility Naturopath

An exciting opportunity is available now for an experienced Fertility Naturopath to join our team at Fertile Ground Health Group.

Fertile Ground Health Group practitioners have been leaders in their respective professions for IVF support, fertility, pregnancy-related treatments and general reproductive medicine care for over 21 years. Our practitioners are well respected amongst medical specialists and experts within this area of practice.

We pride ourselves in providing exceptional standards of patient care and believe that collaboration and co-creation create the best learning environment where everyone involved benefits – practitioners, patients and the team supporting both. We have a large influx of new patients ready and waiting for the right new practitioner.

To be eligible for this position, you already have passion, interest and experience in reproductive health, pre-conception care, infertility, IVF/ART, pregnancy, birth and beyond. Mentoring and supervision with seasoned practitioners on our team is also available if required.

You will receive

You will not only receive dedicated business management and administrative support, but will also be immersed in a collaborative team of well-known professionals to grow, work and co-create with. We provide support and opportunities from all angles to guide, develop and expand your professional profile. You will have new patients waiting to see you and the established reputation of Fertile Ground Health Group including professional and collaborative referral networks to provide you with a consistent flow of patients to work with on an ongoing basis.

Is this you?

  • You value collaboration and your ability to develop referrer relationships and patient results are a must.
  • You want to establish yourself as a leader in your profession and you are willing and ready to raise your profile through opportunities that excite you (we have opportunities for exposure and growth rolling in all the time).
  • You understand the value of writing blogs and social media, marketing contribution, relationship building, speaking opportunities (to health professionals or patient groups), running workshops, classes or support groups (in person, on zoom or on social media).
  • You may feel ready to be a mentor in the naturopathic field or run masterclasses of your own, for practitioner or patient audiences (or both). In either instance, we are fully set up to support you to take off in this arena too.

As a member of our team you receive full access to all the foundational goods that come as part of the extensive springboard that is Fertile Ground Health Group, providing you with endless opportunities to accelerate your practice.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for an experienced naturopath who would like to simplify the work involved in running a business and dispensary, who is ready to focus on being a fully supported, fantastic practitioner, dedicating efforts to growing patient reach, enhancing their profile and growing their career with Fertile Ground Health Group. Ideally you are ready to let go of all the (often unpaid) work of running your business and ready to fully immerse in what you love most – seeing patients and being  the best practitioner you can be (without wearing so many different hats).

Prerequisite

We require up-to-date fertility and IVF knowledge in order to continue serving our patient base with the high standard of care that they enjoy. The successful applicant will, of course, be well supported and integrated into the existing naturopathic team, with mentoring if desired. A solid baseline understanding of current research and confident clinical application is required as a baseline and completion of relevant reproductive medicine courses or demonstration of equivalent experience is considered favourably.

Practice session times

You will need to commit to a minimum of two sessions per week with room to grow over time. Sought after Saturdays are encouraged even if alternating. Practicing options include both in person and/or Telehealth (Zoom or phone). Appointments can be conducted from wherever you are – providing you have a stable internet connection. In light of this new Telehealth paradigm, if you are interstate you are also welcome to apply.

If you are able to offer face to face sessions from our practice at 6 Smith Street, Collingwood, Melbourne, you will be working in one of Australia’s most intentionally beautiful and vibrant clinic spaces with an extensive dispensary at The Melbourne Apothecary, which supplies all of your prescription needs. At present, our naturopaths work both from home via Telehealth and in person at the practice, depending on preference.

What is The Melbourne Apothecary?

The Melbourne Apothecary (The MA) was created in 2020 to provide Melbourne’s first prescription-only naturopathic dispensary, serving the Fertile Ground Health Group team as well as filling prescriptions for naturopaths all over Australia. The MA serves to protect the privacy of our fertility and IVF patients (for those who want it) along with opening up to the general health population as a street-frontage “shop” and growing general health practice. It is a truly beautiful space and strives to be an example of what is possible.

Apply

To apply please email a cover letter detailing your interest, availability and ideal scenario along with your resume to Charmaine Dennis at charmaine@fertileground.com.au

Applications close December 15th December 2022. Apply asap as we will be interviewing as soon as the right candidates land in our inbox.

“It always feels too soon to leap. But you have to – because that’s the moment between you and remarkable.” Seth Godin