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Aboriginal Health Practitioner – Red Lily Health Service – Warruwi

  • Housing provided
  • Base Salary: AHP $104,000 to $107,400/ATP $82,400 to $86,800
  • Participate in an on call 24 hour roster

Red Lily Health Service are seeking EOI’s from an Aboriginal Health Practitioner/Worker to join their team at Warruwi Health Centre.

Why Red Lily Health Board?
Red Lily Health Board is a new Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service that offers you the chance of sharing in the development of a true community-focussed health service. Warruwi Health Centre is the second of four West Arnhem community centres that will transfer to the management of Red Lily Health Service. Warruwi is the main township on South Goulburn Island, approximately 300km east of Darwin at the eastern base of the Cobourg Peninsula. The community population is approximately 500 people.

What’s in it for you?
Red Lily Health offers rewarding employment opportunities in Aboriginal health care for health and other professionals including:

  • Full time – ongoing role
  • Attractive salary range dependent on qualification level
  • 6 weeks leave
  • Salary sacrifice
  • Housing

What’s the role?
Red Lily are very keen to have an Aboriginal Health Practitioner join the team. Cultural induction and awareness training is something that Red Lily provide to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health staff to ensure the best chance of success in improving health outcomes for West Arnhem communities. The position will be part of the Red Lily Clinical Services team that provides primary health care in the West Arnhem region (including homelands). Coordination with other communities and teams within Red Lily and beyond will be necessary to ensure that the communities receive high quality services and achieve optimal outcomes.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Providing comprehensive Primary Health Care (PHC) to individuals, families and the community (including outstations as required) within own competency level and endorsed protocols (e.g., CARPA manuals) and policies
  • Working with minimal supervision in partnership with other team members, to facilitate the delivery of culturally safe health services
  • Participating in planning, delivery and evaluation of health education and health promotion programs to promote healthy lifestyles
  • Providing or assist in the provision of emergency care within professional capabilities
  • Participating in the organisation’s quality improvement process for the provision of safe, effective and efficient health care

Is the role right for you?
You’ve studied the principles of community health, now come and put it into practice.
Whilst tertiary and/or post-basic qualifications is desirable, what will really see you thrive at Red Lily is possessing high motivation, strong initiative and the ability to foster positivity within a team.
Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Eligibility for registration with AHPRA as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practitioner and relevant postgraduate qualifications
  • Hold a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice), OR Certificate III in Aboriginal Health Work (Clinical) or equivalent (or higher) or willing to undertake assessment against the standards within a negotiated time frame
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimal supervision and desire to work within a multidisciplinary team to bring about positive change in health outcomes
  • Understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, remote area health, principles of primary healthcare and relevant legislation governing work practice
  • Hold (or eligible for) Police Clearance Certificate and Ochre Card, and willingness to participate in an on call 24-hour roster

What’s it like living in Warruwi?
Warruwi is the main Aboriginal settlement on South Goulburn Island and has a school, health clinic, Creche, convenience store, arts centre and airport. FlyTiwi run a daily passenger service to Darwin and there is a weekly barge service from Darwin for freight. The traditional language of the island is Mawng, with people speaking other languages including Kunbarlang, Kunwinjku, Djambarrpuyngu, Galpu and English. English is typically people’s second or third language. The island has a stunning mix of natural landscapes including pristine beaches, rocky outcrops and sweeping marshlands, harbouring an abundance of wildlife such as crocodiles, fish, dugongs, turtles, oysters, crayfish, mud crabs and stingrays.

If this sounds like a role for you, we want to hear from you. APPLY TODAY by clicking the “Apply for this job” link
Applicants must address the selection criteria in a cover letter and provide a current CV along with contact details for at least 2 referees.
Want to find out more about this opportunity? Please contact Paul Wallwork on 08 8982 1011 or recruitment@ntphn.org.au

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Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Key Responsibilities, but not limited to:

To be considered for this oppertunity, you must meet the below essential criteria:

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Salary:

AU$104,000 - AU$107,000 per annum
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Job Type:

Aboriginal Health

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