Job Opportunities

We’re looking for dedicated professionals who are committed to making a difference in rural communities.

About Thrive Medical

Since 2011, Thrive Medical has been at the forefront of healthcare in Broken Hill, delivering exceptional medical, allied health, imaging, and NDIS services. Our mission? To set a global benchmark in healthcare excellence. We’re more than just a healthcare provider—we’re a community enhancer, renowned for our advanced care and compassionate approach.

Why Work With Us?

Family-Oriented Team: Become part of a supportive family where flexibility, collaboration, and a patient-first mindset are paramount.

Professional Growth & Work-Life Balance: Enjoy a dynamic work environment that fosters both your professional and personal growth.

Core Values: Our practice is guided by respect, confidentiality, and communication, ensuring a personal touch in top-notch health services.

Do you love the idea of being part of a close-knit community where everyone looks out for each other?

Reasons to join Thrive Med ...

Make a Difference

At Thrive Medical, every day brings a chance to significantly impact the health and well-being of residents of Broken Hill, transforming lives and supporting families.

Supportive Teamwork

Join a collaborative environment where ideas flourish, support is mutual, and personal and professional growth is encouraged.

Professional Advancement

Thrive Medical is dedicated to your professional growth. Benefit from continuous education, mentorship, and career progression opportunities.

Community Engagement

Become a vital part of a close-knit community. Build lasting relationships with patients, colleagues, and locals in the scenic Australian outback.

Balanced Lifestyle

Enjoy the unique work-life balance that rural living offers, with flexible schedules that allow you to savor the outback’s distinct lifestyle and adventures and regularly go back home.

Inclusive Culture

Work in an inclusive setting that values diversity and ensures everyone feels respected and valued, contributing to equitable care for all.

Our Values

Thrive Medical is guided by our core values: Respect, Confidentiality, and Communication.

Our Vision

• Delivering personalised, evidence-based healthcare to the communities of Far West NSW.

• Enhancing quality of life through skilled, compassionate care.

• Upholding our core values of Respect, Confidentiality, and Communication.

Offering trusted, high-quality multidisciplinary health services locally.

Improving community well-being by providing access to highly skilled and warm and compassionate health professionals.

• Making a profound difference where it matters most by giving back to our community.

Our mission

At Thrive Medical, our mission is to provide exceptional care and support to our community:
Comprehensive Care: Seamless support from injury to recovery, including diagnostics, consultations, and rehabilitation.
Community Guidance: Helping navigate tough health challenges.
Employer Support: Streamlined pre-employment medical services in one location.
Innovation: Filling healthcare gaps in Broken Hill, including tailored services for NDIS participants.
Mental Health: Promoting awareness and education in a safe environment.
Active Lifestyles: Advocating for safe, inclusive physical activity.
Athlete Support: Helping local athletes and sports clubs excel with specialised strength, conditioning, and recovery programs.

We are passionate about empowering our staff to grow both personally and professionally in a supportive environment.

Attributes We Admire

At Thrive Medical, we value team members who embody the following qualities:

Self-Motivation: Driven and proactive in every task.

Confidence: Sure of their skills and their contributions to our goals.

Organisational Prowess: Highly organised, ensuring efficiency and clarity.

Reliability: Dependable in all circumstances, consistently delivering.

Team-Oriented: Collaborative, with a strong sense of camaraderie.

Kind-heartedness: Compassionate in interactions with both team members and patients.

Diligence: Hardworking and dedicated to achieving the best outcomes.

Technological Fluency: Skilled with computers, embracing digital advancements in healthcare.

Growth-Minded: Committed to personal and professional development.

We seek professionals dedicated to rural health and evidence-based care, who bring:

Strong Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Excelling in teamwork across various health disciplines.

Superb Communication: Outstanding in both interpersonal and professional interactions.

Commitment to Family-Oriented Values: Aligned with our mission of flexibility, collaboration, and patient-first care.

Customer Service Excellence: Focused on delivering superior patient experiences.

Continuous Improvement: Eager for ongoing learning and enhancement of service delivery.

Rural Health Passion: Interested or experienced in advancing healthcare in rural settings.

Meet the Leadership Team

We want your career at Thrive to be enriching and satisfying and our leadership team are here to make that happen.

Heather Pearce

CEO

HEATHER PEARCE

Management and Administration

CEO / Occupational Therapist

Heather studied Occupational Therapy at the University of South Australia prior to graduating in 2002. Heather was born and raised in a farming community in Eyre Peninsula and developed a love for rural communities and their people.

Heather has worked in various areas of Occupational Therapy in the UK and in Australia but particularly enjoys the diversity, challenge and authenticity of rural and remote health.

Heather opened Interhealth in 2013 after seeing a growing need in Broken Hill for locally based medical, allied health and disability services.  Heather’s main vision is to create the framework and resources to ensure the people of Broken Hill have the same access to services their city counterparts can.

In 2019 Heather expanded into Thrive Medical with the goal of providing a holistic, client centred, quality practice where people will always come first.  Heather is driven to continue to improve her leadership skills to best support her team.   Heather’s approach to leadership is about nurturing independence and focuses on individual growth as well as growth as an organisation to best support her community.

Mel Purcell

Operations Manager

MEL PURCELL

Management and Administration

Operations Manager

Mel has 10 years + of experience in managing medical and allied health practices both in Broken Hill and in Adelaide.  Mel has comprehensive knowledge of patient care, staff management and the operational side of the business.   

Mel brings a high level of commitment to professionalism, integration of services and going the ‘extra mile’ to ensure patients are able to access the services they require.  

Mel has a very good understanding of the NDIS and Medicare and has been instrumental in our accreditation in both of these sectors.  Mel was born in Broken Hill and returned a number of years ago after following her husband in his military career.  Mel has exceptional networking skills for services available within our local community.

Sheridan Wicks

Allied Health Manager

SHERIDAN WICKS

Allied Health

Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Sheridan Wicks is a Charles Sturt University graduate with 12 years of experience. For the past 10 years, Sheridan has ran a private paediatric occupational therapy practice in Nowra, in the Shoalhaven region (NSW). Her private practice experience has enhanced not only her skills in working with children with a diverse range of difficulties impacting their participation in everyday occupations, but also skills and expertise in management, networking, leadership, entrepreneurship and problem solving.

As a new team member to Thrive Medical, Sheridan will contribute her personal perspectives on the benefits and challenges of living and working in regional NSW. Sheridan will be a strong advocate for regional practitioners.

Sheridan is looking forward to relocating to the Central West of NSW with her young family in July 2022 for a new adventure. When she is not working, Sheridan enjoys: being active outdoors with bush walking and mountain biking, drinking coffee (and wine) with friends and spending time with loved ones.

Gemma Hansen

Care Services Manager

MEL PURCELL

Management and Administration

Operations Manager

Mel has 10 years + of experience in managing medical and allied health practices both in Broken Hill and in Adelaide.  Mel has comprehensive knowledge of patient care, staff management and the operational side of the business.   

Mel brings a high level of commitment to professionalism, integration of services and going the ‘extra mile’ to ensure patients are able to access the services they require.  

Mel has a very good understanding of the NDIS and Medicare and has been instrumental in our accreditation in both of these sectors.  Mel was born in Broken Hill and returned a number of years ago after following her husband in his military career.  Mel has exceptional networking skills for services available within our local community.

Sam Gogler

Imaging Services Manager

SAMANTHA GOGLER

Imaging

Manager, Imaging Services

Samantha completed her Bachelor of Medical Radiations at the University of South Australia in 1994. After graduating, she was employed at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Broken Hill Hospital and then Dr Jones and Partners in South Australia. During her time at Dr Jones and Partners Samantha commenced training in ultrasound and completed her Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound and Certificate of Proficiency in Mammography with Breastscreen SA. She was also provided with intensive training in musculoskeletal ultrasound with specialist radiologists, whilst providing these services to elite athletic teams such as the Adelaide Crows and the Adelaide 36ers. Samantha returned to Broken Hill in 2003 after being appointed as the Chief Radiographer at the Broken Hill Hospital, a position she held for 17 years, during which time she completed a Masters in Medical Ultrasound and spent extensive time teaching and training others. Samantha has a passion for medical imaging and shows drive and commitment to improve service delivery and patient outcomes. She will be adding to her skills in musculoskeletal imaging by launching our Magnetic Resonance Imaging Service and is currently enrolled in a Graduate Certificate in MRI at Monash University, Melbourne.

Samantha lives in Broken Hill with her partner and 3 children and was born and bred here. Her family have been involved in the local community for several generations which has culminated in her commitment to this region and a genuine desire to see our community have improved access to health care services.

Do you want to be part of a supportive community where your contributions are valued and appreciated?

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