Doctors in Schools

For students enrolled in Years 7-12 at Kerang Technical High School

Doctors in Schools (DiS) aims to:

· make primary health care more accessible to students

· provide assistance to young people to identify and address any health problems early

· reduce the pressure on working families.

The program is guided by a range of key principles, including:

· Equity of access for students

· No cost access to a GP at school for student or parents/carers

· Youth-friendly

· Staff trained in adolescent-health

· Student confidentiality

· Cultural safety

How to Make a Booking

Appointments can be made by:

1. Contacting Miss Zoe Ferrier

a. in person
b. sending a message through XUNO
c. email: Zoe.Ferrier@education.vic.gov.au

2. Drop in to the clinic at recess or lunch time

3. Speak to another teacher who can make an appointment with Miss Ferrier or the nurse.

Clinic Hours

Every Wednesday – 10:30am – 2:30pm

Meet our Team

Yvonne (Nurse Practitioner)

We are fortunate to have the services of Yvonne Fabry (Nurse Practitioner) working at our school.

A Nurse Practitioner can help you by:
– Directly referring you to other health care professionals.
– Prescribing some medications.
– Arrange pathology including blood tests and X-rays.
– Talking about your health and provide treatment options.
– Writing certain types of medical certificates.

A Brief Introduction from our Nurse Practitioner – Yvonne Fabry

I have been endorsed as a Nurse Practitioner since November 2014. Becoming an endorsed Nurse Practitioner has been an absolute highlight of my career and now working in the Primary Care in Schools Program at Kerang Technical High School is a fantastic progression of this role.

I enjoy working with students and believe Shannon and I work well together as a team to provide a great service. To recently hear that the program has been funded for another four years is wonderful.

To become endorsed as a Nurse Practitioner I studied at a Masters Level and am able to prescribe and order tests. I am fortunate to also work with a great team of GP’s and nurses who I can collaborate with and escalate a client’s care to them if needed.

I was born in Kerang. Lived in Kerang since age 5 and studied at Kerang Technical High School. I have three children who also attended Kerang Technical High School. Interests include Women’s Health, Chronic Disease and Teenage Health & Wellbeing.

Shannon (Registered Nurse)

Shannon is a Registered Nurse who visits KTHS weekly with the Primary Care in Schools program.

She has been nursing for 20 years after completing a Bachelor of Nursing at LaTrobe University in Bendigo & has worked in both the hospital & community setting in metro & regional areas of Victoria.

Shannon has been involved with our Primary Care in Schools program since it began in 2018

She is a practice nurse at Northern District Medical Clinic in Kerang & has worked here for the past 13 years, over which time she has worked in several roles.  Shannon also works with the Gannawarra Shire immunisation team as an Immunisation Nurse & has done so for the past 9 years.

Shannon has a particular interest in adolescent health, immunisation, health promotion & community nursing.

She is a former student of KTHS & has happy memories of her time at our school.

Shannon & her husband are very proud parents to three sons & they enjoy spending time watching them play cricket & footy.

Please call or pop into the Primary Care in Schools clinic on a Tuesday if you have any questions or queries for Shannon.

Miss Zoe Ferrier (Kerang Technical High School – School Program Lead)

Miss Ferrier is a qualified Health and Physical Educator at our school and has a passion for enhancing the health and wellbeing of students. Miss Ferrier co-ordinates our program and ensures access for all students in a timely manner. You are more than welcome to contact her shall you require further information regarding our service.

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