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Aged Care Coordinator – Pintupi Homelands Health Service – Kintore

  • Annual salary of $120k pro rata
  • Fully furnished self contained unit
  • One month on, one month off basis

Pintupi Homelands Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (PHHS) are seeking a Registered Nurse Aged Care Coordinator for a permanent role on a month on, month off basis, job sharing with another Aged Care Coordinator, starting 29 April 2022.

Why Pintupi Homelands Health Service
PHHS is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) established in 1985, providing holistic healthcare to the Pintupi people of the extremely remote community of Kintore (Walungurru). PHHS has an extensive range of clinical services and programs.

What’s in it for you?
PHHS not only offers rewarding career options, but a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Annual salary of $120k pro rata
  • Salary sacrifice options (up to $15,900 tax-free allowance per year)
  • 6 weeks annual leave accrual
  • Paid freight costs for staff grocery orders from Alice Springs to Kintore (IGA, butchers, fruit & vegetables)
  • Paid travel and travel days to and from Kintore to your place of engagement
  • Fully furnished self-contained 1 bedroom unit, with heavily subsidised rent ($20pw) with WiFi broadband internet and Foxtel TV

What’s the role?
The Aged Care Coordinator is to work as part of a team that provides leadership to support staff who deliver Aged Care services and the School Nutrition Program. The position will plan and coordinate ensuring the delivery of high quality, culturally safe and appropriate care to all clientele. Furthermore, by supporting families and/or carers ability to provide a safe, secure and healthy ageing lifestyle.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-

  • Encouraging an efficient client centred delivery, effective communication and promotion of Primary Health Care
  • Working in a cooperative manner with Indigenous clients taking into consideration their cultural practices and beliefs, especially in relation to health, wellbeing and Western medicine
  • Providing general health care assessment and management of a broad range of clinical problems, in consultation with the General Practitioner, and in accordance with the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual and the Minymaku Kutju Tjukurpa Women’s Business Manual
  • Providing preventive health checks, delivering health education and promoting health awareness
  • Providing accident and emergency care including emergency first aid and stabilisation until emergency transportation arrives from PHHS Clinic
  • In liaison with Clinic GP, RN’s and CW’s work with chronic disease clients in the planning of care which includes self-management goals and as necessary coordinated team care arrangements

Is the role right for you?
The Aged Care Coordinator is also responsible for the coordination of all aspects of clinical care of PHHS Aged Care clientele. The Coordinator shall work with and part of PHHS current Primary Health Care (PHC) team, Allied Health professionals, visiting specialists, clientele and their respective families/carers to ensure the delivery of high-quality clinical care to Aged Care clientele of PHHS.
Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse
  • A minimum of three years full-time Aged Care employment, preferably in a community setting, and demonstrated knowledge of the Aged Care Standards Framework
  • Ability to develop staff, foster teamwork and effectively work as a team member whilst providing leadership to a culturally diverse team
  • An understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, principles of Primary Health Care and relevant legislation governing work practice
  • An understanding of community issues and of aged persons needs in an Indigenous community
  • Manual Drivers Licence (NT licence after 3 months service) and a willingness to travel by 4WD

What’s it like living in Kintore?
Walungurru aka Kintore is situated 530 kilometres west of Alice Springs in the Pintupi Homelands, nestled at the base of culturally important hills, Pulikatjara, meaning two hills. The population is around 450 and mostly made up of Pintupi people with a small population of Walpiri people. The community dates back to 1981 when the Pintubi moved back from Papunya. The main language spoken is Pintupi/Luritja, with other languages such as Warlpiri, Arrenda and Pitjantjatjara also spoken. Often English is a third or fourth language of a community member.

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:

Annual salary of $120k pro rata
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Job Type:

Nursing

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