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).


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.


To apply please email a cover letter detailing your interest, availability and ideal scenario along with your resume to Charmaine Dennis at

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

Congratulations Tina & Gina!

Both Tina Jenkins and Gina Fox recently received their Masters of Reproductive Medicine (with Excellence). Here’s a picture of Tina at the graduation ceremony in NSW. Well done ladies!

Here’s what Tina had to say about getting her Masters degree…

“Obtaining a Masters degree has been a long process for me; 4 years of hard work and study alongside my usual consulting work at Fertile Ground and my weekly student clinic supervision for final year naturopathic students. I have always been more academically minded and furthering my knowledge in the very specialized area of fertility was my main inspiration for embarking on the journey towards my Masters. A Masters in Reproductive Medicine requires a Health Sciences degree as a prerequisite along with clinical experience and the course itself is primarily done by GP’s, obstetricians/gynaecologists, nurses and embryologists. All the subjects are medical subjects (Clinical Reproductive Endocrinology, Laboratory Techniques in the IVF lab etc). There were very few naturopaths studying with me, however I was really fortunate to have my Fertile Ground colleague Gina Fox completing it at the same time. Not only did completing my Masters allow me to continually keep up to date with the latest research in the field of fertility, it also allowed me the privilege of learning from some of the great IVF specialists currently working in Australia. All the subjects were taught by renowned IVF and fertility specialists who were all in clinical practice and who were all continually taking part in cutting edge research  in the area of infertility.

I have no doubt that my patients have benefited significantly as a result of this additional training. Not only do I have a much greater depth of knowledge in regards to the medical approach to fertility issues, but I also have a greater knowledge of the latest medical advances in this area. This has not only helped me to work more collaboratively with patient’s medical professionals and specialists but has also allowed a greater level of understanding of  my patients medical issues and their fertility medications.

On another level, it has also enhanced my teaching knowledge so that the students I supervise in student clinic benefit in turn.

Personally it has also been a significant achievement for me. Balancing looking after a young family alongside work commitments (and still trying to have some downtime!) has been an achievement in itself and one of which I am extremely proud.”