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Aboriginal Health Worker

Job No: 113847
Location: Katherine

  • Multiple full-time opportunities for Registered Aboriginal Health Workers based in Katherine, NT
  • Attractive remuneration package, negotiable with skills and experience
  • Great benefits including salary sacrificing, relocation and accommodation allowances and ongoing professional development

About the Organisation

Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service (Wurli) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation delivering primary and clinical health care services to the Aboriginal people in Katherine and surrounding communities.

Wurli operates 5 clinics in and around Katherine, providing a range of service including acute and general care; chronic disease; women and children’s health; and men’s health. The organisation prides itself on delivering services to the community in a style and manner that make clients feel welcome and comfortable. 

About the Opportunity

Wurli now has multiple full-time opportunities for Registered Aboriginal Health Workers to join their team. These roles will be based at one of five Katherine based clinics, with the expectation that you spend your time working between the clinics as required. 

Aboriginal Health Workers are responsible for delivering safe, high-quality clinical services, patient care, health promotion and education as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Depending on the clinic and / or program you are assigned to, Registered Aboriginal Health Workers may also assess and treat clients, deliver specific health care programs and/or specialise in a particular health care service.

Some of your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Providing health service activities, guided by CARPA standard treatment manual and applicable legislation and regulations;
  • Providing clinical services including (but not limited to) immunisation; eye and ear heath care; diabetes health care and sexual health;
  • Contributing to the effective management of patient care plan systems, including participating in patient care conferences, managing patient follow-up procedure; and
  • Explaining procedures and treatment to clients to gain cooperation and understanding, and allowing clients to make informed decisions about their health management.

Importantly, RAHW’s bring cultural authority into the organisation and play a pivotal role in providing cultural brokerage between patients and non Indigenous staff. You will provide culturally safe and appropriate advice and support, with the overall goal to contribute to better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

About You

To be considered for this position you will hold a minimum of a Certificate IV (Practice) in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care and AHPRA registration as an ATSI Primary Health Practitioner. You will also have demonstrated experience in a similar role which has included performing assessments, planning and implementing health care strategies within the CARPA standard.

Any specialised primary health care experience in areas such as eye and ear health, women and children's health, chronic disease or similar will be highly regarded.

Finally, you must have knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander societies and cultures and the related issues, particularly in relation to primary health care delivery. 

Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

About the Benefits

If you are looking for an opportunity that offers huge diversity, whilst still giving you the chance to choose a specialisation of practice in an area you are most interested in pursuing - this is the role for you!

You will be well-supported by multi-disciplinary teams and great complementary services offered by Wurli, including a comprehensive Social and Emotional Wellbeing Program. 

A competitive remuneration package is on offer, negotiable with skills and experience. You also have access to a range of additional benefits including:

  • Salary sacrificing options
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • 10 days per annum study leave (after 12 months of employment)
  • Reimbursable relocation assistance
  • An accommodation allowance for the first 3 months of employment if relocating to the area
  • Weekly continuous professional development training sessions

If you are a proven Aboriginal Health Worker looking for a new opportunity with a respected health care provider, don't wait - apply now!

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