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Credentialed Diabetes Educator - Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service - Katherine NT

  • Are you passionate about working in Aboriginal Health?
  • Do you hold Credentialed status as a Diabetes Educator?
  • Are you inspired by educating your clients for better health outcomes?

Stop searching, this is the role for you!

RWA NT (Rural Workforce Agency NT) are partnering with Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service (Wurli), to find a Credentialed Diabetes Educator to join their passionate team. Wurli is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation delivering primary and clinical health care services to the Aboriginal people in Katherine and surrounding communities. Wurli prides itself on delivering a range of health services to the community in a style and manner that makes clients fell welcome and comfortable.

The successful Diabetes Educator will work closely with staff from all programs to provide comprehensive general practice service for the people with diabetes and their families. Being flexible, and multi skilled, you are able to work with a diverse range of individuals, to incorporate advanced clinical care, self-management support, running education and support groups and providing professional development to other clinicians.

Katherine is where the Outback meets the tropics. With so many landscapes and wonders to explore, such as thermal pools, waterfalls, Katherine Gorge, hiking trails and Cutta Cutta Caves, you will be able to immerse yourself into the tropical outback lifestyle. Katherine has a population of 6,303 and has modern facilities that include, supermarkets, shopping centres, banks, excellent cafes and restaurants, and has the RAAF Base Tindal close by. Wurli operates a range of clinics, that your role will service, which include main clinic (acute and general care), Gudbinji Chronic Disease Clinic, Binjari Health Centre, Women and Children’s Health and Men’s Health.  

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with all clinical staff to ensure clients are referred to Diabetes services appropriately and are provided service in a timely manner
  • Develop an appropriate treatment plan and goals to achieve success
  • Assist and educate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to understand Diabetes and how to manage it
  • Maximise community and individual self-reliance and self-care

Essential Criteria:

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

  • Proof of full working rights within Australia
  • Current Resume with two contactable references
  • Current Registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse or Aboriginal Health Practitioner
  • Credentialed Diabetes Educator status
  • Five years clinical practice experience, including the provision of chronic disease care
  • Be able to collaborate and cooperate with others to achieve common goals
  • Have excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Be passionate about improving the wellbeing outcomes for Indigenous people
  • Current National Police Clearance and Working with Children (Ochre Card)
  • Current Northern Territory Driver’s License

Desired Criteria:

  • Diploma with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care practice or Master of Public Health
  • Previous experience in providing chronic disease/diabetes care
  • Experience in the use of Retinopathy Cameras
  • Experience in working with a community controlled Aboriginal health service
  • Broad understanding of the health system in the Northern Territory

For more detailed information, please see the attached Position Description.

What’s In It For You?

  • Work with a passionate and dedicated team
  • Opportunity to work in Aboriginal health and see better health outcomes
  • Competitive salary in line with experience
  • Salary sacrificing options
  • Relocation assistance of up to $2,000 to eligible candidates
  • Accommodation assistance of up to $350 for 12 weeks
  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Discover the natural wonders surrounding Katherine

As you are reading through, does this role sound like you? Are you ready to start your Northern Territory experience?

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Want to know more? Please contact Barbara on 08 8982 1010.

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