Graduate Podiatrist – Central Australian Aboriginal Congress – Alice Springs

  • Be part of a multidisciplinary team that works to improve health care in the Northern Territory
  • Competitive salary and 6 weeks annual leave
  • Remote area allowance and travel to remote Communities

VACANCY DETAILS

NT PHN are partnering with Central Australia Aboriginal Congress (CAAC) to find a graduate Podiatrist to work within their multidisciplinary team. CAAC is a community-controlled health organisation providing comprehensive, holistic and culturally-appropriate primary health care services to Aboriginal people living in and nearby Alice Springs, including five remote communities; Amoonguna, Ntaria (and Wallace Rockhole), Santa Teresa, Utju (Areyonga) and Mutitjulu. This position sits within the Integrated Health Services Section under the Health Services Division. The Integrated Health Services Section provides integrated clinical and client service supports across all Congress clinics. The section consists of a multidisciplinary team of Podiatrists, Dietitian, Diabetes nurse educators, Social work, dentists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist and registered Nurses.

In this role you will be required to deliver culturally safe Podiatry services to clients in preventing, diagnosing and treating medical and surgical conditions of the feet, including bone and joint disorders, muscular pathologies and neurological and circulatory diseases. An area of special focus is wound management, orthotic and compression therapy for high risk and diabetic feet.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Under supervision, work in a multidisciplinary team under a shared care model with other health professionals including GPs, AHPs, RNs and Care Coordinators to optimise client health outcomes;
  • Provide podiatric health care through assessment and management of a broad range of lower limb problems;
  • Provide specialist wound care and offloading for the high-risk foot;
  • Dispense and administer pharmaceutical therapies as deemed appropriate for common lower limb conditions;
  • Prescribe orthotic devices as an integral part of patient care;
  • Perform minor surgical procedures when required during the podiatry care of patients;
  • Implement and maintain sterile and aseptic techniques;
  • Be actively involved in implementing community awareness of foot care considerations for the high risk foot;
  • Actively promote preventative care and early intervention;
  • Provide high quality education and information to clients about the management of their condition, involving clients and carers in decision making and negotiating agreed plans and arrange appropriate medical and allied health follow up where required;
  • Optimise Medicare claiming;
  • Manage client information sensitively and confidentially, and ensure client notes and records are up to date on Communicare.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

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

  • Registered with AHPRA as a newly registered podiatrist;
  • Ability to assess, plan and implement appropriate intervention to clients with diabetes, including those with active foot complications requiring pressure care and wound management;
  • Flexible and creative approach to providing podiatry services and support that is responsive to the needs of the community;
  • Excellent communication skills, in particular the ability to communicate sensitively in a cross-cultural environment with Aboriginal clients and staff;
  • Proven ability to work independently, prioritise workload and manage time effectively;
  • Knowledge of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items and ability to claim appropriately;
  • Current Drivers Licence and willingness to obtain a LR licence.

BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES 

  • Base salary $74,314.00
  • Six (6) weeks annual leave
  • 9.5% superannuation
  • Generous salary packaging
  • A strong commitment to Professional Development
  • Family friendly conditions
  • Relocation assistance (where applicable)
  • District allowance

The successful candidate must be willing to obtain a satisfactory police clearance and working with children’s check (Ochre) prior to commencement in this role

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

t 08 8982 1000

e recruitment@ntphn.org.au

NTPHN Incentives

Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN) may be able to offer support and financial assistance to health professionals who are relocating to the NT or moving within the NT to a greater remoteness area classification for the purposes of employment. For further information regarding these opportunities, contact the recruitment and retention team.

The Location:

The Location: The Red Centre

Famously known for Uluru, the Red Centre region of Central Australia is a desert environment with mainly dry hot summers and cool dry winters. The area draws tourist interest due to the town of Alice Springs and the impressive natural attractions in the area such as Palm Valley National Park, the West MacDonnell Ranges, the Finke Gorge and popular events such as the Camel Cup. 'The Alice' is the second largest town in the Territory with more than 25,000 people calling it home. The town has all the amenities one needs, with shopping malls, schools and recreational activities available.

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