Chronic Conditions Clinical Workers

Job No: 87409
Location: Adelaide, SA

  • Multiple opportunities to join a well-respected Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, renowned throughout South Australia!
  • Ongoing training to support your professional development and growth!
  • Excellent remuneration circa $59,045 - $66,566 PLUS super, salary sacrifice options and more!

About the Organisation

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is the foremost Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Adelaide, South Australia, providing a range of health care and community support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

First incorporated in 1971, Nunkuwarrin Yunti has grown from a welfare agency with three employees to a multi-faceted organisation with over 100 staff who deliver a diverse range of health care and community support services.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti aims to promote and deliver improvement in the health and wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the greater metropolitan area of Adelaide, and advance their social, cultural and economic status. The organisation places a strong focus on a client centred approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative multidisciplinary working culture to achieve the best possible outcome for clients. 

About the Opportunity

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is seeking a number of Chronic Conditions Clinical Workers to join their team on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Chronic Conditions Coordinator, you will provide services for clients with chronic health conditions engaged with the Chronic Conditions Management team. Working alongside a range of service providers, you will ensure coordinated, flexible and accessible care for individual clients.

Working under general or limited direction (depending on level) of the Chronic Conditions Coordinator the primary role of the Chronic Conditions Clinical Worker is to deliver a range of services which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Development, management and implementation of multidisciplinary care plans based on best practice, to optimise health and wellbeing outcomes for individual clients;
  • Management of care coordination processes including recall and referral, case conferencing and coordination of visiting specialist clinics;
  • Liaison with external agencies as necessary for individual client care and development of accessible and appropriate systems and services for the client group; and
  • Information and education to increase awareness and understanding of healthy lifestyles.

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To be considered for this role you will have more than two years’ relevant experience in your area of qualification or registration, as well as one of the following qualifications:

  • Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) with Certificate 4 in Primary Health Care (Practice); or
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Aboriginal Health Practitioner, Diploma of Nursing or Bachelor of Nursing)

Importantly you will have well-developed clinical skills and knowledge of chronic conditions as you must be ready to demonstrate best practice approaches to care coordination and chronic conditions management, including the development and coordination of care plans.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is seeking candidates who are comfortable working with minimal supervision and who possess a good understanding of health promotion, health education and health literacy.

Your understanding of the contemporary issues facing Aboriginal people and the impacts these issues have on Indigenous Australian societies and cultures will enable you to communicate and work sensitively and effectively in this role. Your excellent interpersonal skills will also see you liaising, networking and negotiating with a range of human service organisations and government agencies. Your ability to deal with people with high and complex needs, and the ability to deal with conflict constructively will be an additional key element in your success. 

Experience in the use of Communicare or another electronic client information management system is essential.

Please note: It is a requirement of this role that successful candidates are willing to undergo a National Police Check prior to employment with Nunkuwarrin Yunti. Additionally, you must have a current driver’s licence with the ability to travel as required.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

About the Benefits

Working in conjunction with a team of highly skilled health professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to provide a much needed service for your clients. You’ll be given the chance to work closely with a wide variety of people and make a real impact on their health and welfare outcomes, as well as working towards Closing the Gap in Aboriginal Health!

Your dedication and hard work will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration circa $59,045 - $66,566, commensurate with skills and experience, plus super. You’ll also enjoy extensive salary packaging options that greatly increase your take home pay!

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is committed to nurturing ongoing professional development and growth, with training, mentoring and guidance provided. You’ll be granted a number of opportunities for career advancement, alongside the chance to build your experience within Aboriginal health.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an influential Aboriginal health organisation in metropolitan Adelaide. Apply now!

Please Note: Applications close 12pm ACST on the 26th of April, 2017.

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