Outreach Worker - Integrated Team Care

Job No: PAMS1155
Location: Newman

Employment Type: Permanent

Employment Category: Full-time

Remuneration: $ 63,763.26 to $ 73,169.19 per annum + super + benefits


About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Clinical Manager - Newman Clinic, the Outreach Worker (Integrated Team Care) works closely with the Care Coordinator and as a part of a multi-disciplinary team to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions through:

  • Facilitating access to care coordination, multidisciplinary care, and support for self-management; and
  • Improving access to culturally appropriate and mainstream primary care services (including but not limited to general practice, allied health and specialists) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For further information and Job Description click here or please visit http://www.puntukurnu.com.au/

About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Aboriginality is an essential criterion and is provided for in accordance with section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA);
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector;
  • Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items, including Health Assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, values and beliefs, and an understanding of health issues impacting on Aboriginal people in Western Australia;
  • Sound oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work at a satisfactory level unsupervised with limited supervision as well as within a team environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of computerised systems with experience in patient information management and recall system preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise, network and build relationships with a sectors of the health industry i.e. Hospitals, visiting specialists, clinical staff; and
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Additionally, desirable criteria include:

  • Previous experience utilising an electronic patient information system (e.g. Communicare)9;
  • An understanding of medical terminology, medical and allied health professional organisations and relevant stakeholders;
  • Previous experience with care coordination and provision of supplementary services for eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic disease; and
  • Previous experience working within an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health service environment;

The position involves working with a multicultural organisation where the majority of staff, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal 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.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) PAMS 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

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) and Working With Children Check (where applicable) prior to appointment, in order to be eligible for the position.

All new employees must be fully vaccinated with an Approved COVID-19 Vaccine and provide Evidence of Vaccination by uploading your Digital Vaccination Certificate with your application. You will be provided with relevant information, including the compliance date during the recruitment process.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement. Acceptable evidence includes an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with relevant visa.

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 $ 63,763.26 to $ 73,169.19 per annum plus superannuation. 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:

  • 5 weeks’ annual leave + 17.5% leave loading;
  • Access to power subsidy, if eligible;
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training + study leave options;
  • Employee Assistance Program; and
  • Retention Initiatives in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy.

This position offers the opportunity to work closely with remote Aboriginal communities and make a drastic impact to the health and well-being outcomes of these communities.

PAMS operates five sites, four of which are remote and managed by a team of clinicians and a range of ancillary workers. Although the successful candidates will have a substantive location (Newman) they must be prepared from time to time to work across any one of these sites should they be required.

PAMS operates in some of the most remote parts of Australia and staff are required to be proficient at driving a 4WD vehicle and willing to fly in light aircraft.

About the Organisation

With an administrative hub based in Newman, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) provides holistic primary health care to the individuals and families within Newman and the remote communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

PAMS has over 700 registered clients, with most being Martu. Services offered include health education and promotion programs and initiatives, as well as the monitoring and management of ongoing health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, ante-natal & post-natal care and child health

Shortlisting will commence immediately; Applications close 5.00 PM, 7 July 2022

For further information including, please contact the Human Resources Team on 08 9177 8307.


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