Each of the nine secondary schools participating in the Doctors in Secondary Schools (DiSS) program is serviced by a general practitioner, practice nurse and general practice management to support the program delivery and access to students.
This initiative has provided modern, fit-for-purpose consulting room in schools. All secondary school students who are enrolled in a participating school across Gippsland have access to a GP and practice nurse. The schools are listed below.
GPs and practice nurses attend the DiSS onsite at the secondary school on either a weekly or fortnightly basis. Telehealth has also been introduced as an option for consultation.
Gippsland PHN funds the following general practices to deliver DiSS services in local secondary schools:
To find out more download the DiSS Operational Guidelines.
Gippsland PHN is seeking suitably qualified health professionals who want to experience something truly rewarding…just one day a week.
Victoria has 100 government secondary schools, including eight in Gippsland, that benefit from the DiSS program and we’re seeking health professionals to deliver this service at Warragul Regional College from Term 4 2022.
Students can access safe, quality health services from a GP (four hours) and nurse at the college once a week at no cost to students. The GPs and nurses are trained in adolescent health and wellbeing. Supported by Gippsland PHN, they work with school staff and wellbeing teams to deliver the program in a purpose-built facility.
Gippsland PHN is seeking a doctor and registered nurse with experience in delivering mental health services to adolescents (Years 7-12 ). An expression of interest is now open. The link with more information is available here.
You can also find out what it is like to work in a school by watching this video https://youtu.be/ca60CkULNis
If you need more details, contact Bernadette.firstname.lastname@example.org
The DiSS project is supported by the Victorian Government https://bit.ly/3RnloNN