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Aboriginal Health Practitioners – Wurli Wurlinjang – Katherine – Various roles

  • Be part of a team that empowers people to take responsibility for their health
  • Recognise the diversity among Aboriginal people and the importance of a variety of approaches and strive to achieve equitable outcomes for all clients
  • Competitive Salary with 6 weeks annual leave

THE ORGANISATION

Rural Workforce Agency (RWA) NT is currently partnering with Wurli-Wurlinjang to recruit for multiple CURRENT vacancies for Senior Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioners. Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation delivering primary and clinical health care services to the community in a style and manner that makes clients feel welcome and comfortable. Wurli operates a range of clinics and provides a range of Services that require primary health care to be delivered by Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioners. This includes main clinic (acute and general), Gudbinji chronic disease clinic, Binjari Health clinic, Women and children’s health and men’s health.

THE OPPORTUNITY

As a Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner (RAHP) you will be responsible for delivering safe, high quality clinical services, patient care, health promotion and education as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The role is responsible for delivery of client services in accordance with Wurli policy and procedures, guided by CARPA standard treatment manual and applicable legislation and regulations. Depending on the clinic and program Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioners may assess and treat clients, deliver specific health care programs or specialise in a particular health care service. All RAHP’s bring cultural authority into the organisation, they are to provide cultural brokerage between patients and non-indigenous staff to provide culturally safe and appropriate advice and support in order to contribute to better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Location: Katherine Region

User-added imageThe town of Katherine is the thriving main town within this sub-tropical region, situated a three hour drive south of Darwin. The main town is situated on the banks of the Katherine river and has a population of around 10,000 people while the larger Katherine region has a population of just over 24,000. Katherine is well equipped as a regional town with a shopping centre that features a supermarket and many specialty shops. Katherine is on the edge of Kakadu National park which is filled with waterfalls and bush walks. Kayaking through the picturesque Katherine Gorge is a popular weekend activity.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide day to day health service activities to the designated clinic or program with the context of Primary Health Care in a professional confidential and culturally safe manner
  • Clinical and associated functions including screening of patients and treat accordingly, explain procedures and treatments to gain cooperation and understanding, contribute to the effective management of patient care plans as well as cooperating in patient care conferences and managing patient follow-up procedures
  • Assist in the provision of high-quality emergency care that at times is independent but with support from other health care professionals
  • Maintain Treatment / Consulting rooms and ensure they are fully stocked, checked and tidied after each client
  • Provide Health checks and client supports as required; as part of scheduled programs and or service delivery needs
  • Engage patients in both individual and group health promotion information and activities
  • Liaise with Indigenous agencies, health clinics, hospitals and welfare providers to ensure clients have access to information and are referred to relevant services and programs as required
  • Work to foster productive relationships with all clinic, programs and support staff and contribute to team meetings and clinical education
  • Accurate and timely data entry and recording of statistics required for efficient and effective management of clients

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

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

  • Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
  • Minimum of three years clinical experience in addition to completion of a traineeship
  • Fully registered as ATSI Primary Health Practitioner with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR)
  • National Police records check and Working with Children’s clearance or willingness to obtain

DESIRED CRITERIA

  • Previous experience, minimum one year, in at least one specialised area of primary health care (ear health, eye health, women’s health, men’s health, chronic disease, sexual health, mental health, pharmaceutical)
  • An understanding or lived experience of indigenous disadvantage

BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES 

  • Salary range between $53,250 - $72,100 (depending on level of experience)
  • 6 weeks annual leave plus leave loading
  • Training and career development opportunities including study leave provisions
  • Salary packaging arrangements
  • Continuous CPD opportunities

If you meet the above selection criteria and would like to discuss this role further, please contact our Recruitment and Retention Team for a confidential discussion today.

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