Public Health Program Officer
Highgate, Perth WA
Location: Highgate, Perth WA
Employment Type: Full Time or Part Time opportunities available
Employment Category: Fixed Term Contract with the possibility of extension
Remuneration: $69,255.66 - $78,489.75 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice
The Public Health Program Officer directly reports to the Clinical Support Nurse and is accountable to the Executive Manager - Public Health and Continuous Quality Improvement (PHCQI). The position is primarily responsible for providing ongoing support and advice about CQI approaches to improving systems of care for the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) (AHCWA’s Member Services) and providing public health information to ACHWA’s Member Services and external stakeholders in Western Australia.
The Public Health and CQI Work Unit provides support to AHCWA’s Member Services in areas of continuous quality improvement and clinical best practice, as well as managing the secretariat functions of the clinical leadership group.
The team is also responsible for developing and maintaining the member support resources available through the member portal. As part of this unit, this position advocates for and strengthens the capacity of AHCWA’s Member Services to plan, manage and deliver key quality health initiatives determined by the needs of Member Services across:
- Prevention and treatment of disease and other physical and mental health conditions
- Diseases and conditions surveillance; and
- The promotion of healthy behaviours.
To be considered for this position, you must have:
- Possession of relevant health qualification i.e. Public Health / Health Promotion / Aboriginal Health Worker / Registered Nurse.
- Demonstrated experience in the primary health care setting, including but not limited to: Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS), public health, health promotion or clinical.
- Demonstrated knowledge of CQI principles ideally within primary health care.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the service delivery issues facing Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS).
- Understanding of the social determinants affecting Aboriginal peoples’ health status.
- Highly developed written, verbal and interpersonal skills including negotiation and consultation skills and the ability to proactively establish and sustain effective working relationships.
- Strong organisational skills, the capacity to successfully manage competing priorities, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to utilise analytical problem solving skills to develop and implement strategies to improve service delivery.
- Well-developed ability to undertake action research to prepare, collate and organise data.
- Demonstrated ability to uphold the principles of cultural sensitivity including an ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Ideally, in addition to be above, we are looking for someone who:
- Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and is acknowledged as such by their community;
- Has a current clinical registration within their area of profession;
- Can demonstrate their experience in a digital health or a related field in the Not for Profit, Community and/or Health Sector; and
- Has experience with Patient Information and Recall Systems (PIRS) including Communicare and MMEX.
The position involves working within a multicultural organisation where the majority of employees, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require an unrestricted WA “C” Class Driver’s Licence, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 3 months) prior to appointment.
Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement, such as an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with a relevant working visa.
In accordance with AHCWA’s COVID-19 Safety Policy and Procedure, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including any booster shots as required) against COVID-19. Applicants will be required to demonstrate proof of vaccination prior to appointment. This includes either an immunisation history statement or a COVID-19 digital certificate.
About the Benefits
While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $69,255.66 - $78,489.75 per annum pro rata plus superannuation plus salary sacrifice. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:
- Flexible work arrangements and a family friendly work environment
- Support to further invest in your career through additional training and development
- Up to 10 days’ Study Leave per year
- 17.5% Annual Leave loading
- Bring Your Dog To Work Day
- Employee Assistance Program
- Up to 2 days’ Volunteer Leave per year
- Health and wellbeing initiatives
Please note there is no closing date for this position. Applications will be assessed on submission and interviews scheduled accordingly. We encourage interested candidates to express their interest without delay!
For further information about this position please call Kimberley Biggs, People and Culture Advisor on 08 9227 1631.
As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) AHCWA actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.