Aboriginal Health Practitioner Tennant Creek, NT - Full Time

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Posted 4 months ago
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Benefits Of Working With Anyinginyi Health
  • Salary packaging up to $15,899.94 pa.
  • Subsidised accommodation for candidates outside of the Barkly region
  • Up to $5000 relocation assistance and up to $5000 repatriation assistance.
  • 6 weeks annual leave as well as personal/carer’s leave up to 10 days per year.
  • Study leave can be negotiated.
  • Remote retention allowance of $750
  • Employee access to Anyinginyi Health Clinic – with free Prescriptions
About Us...
Anyinginyi Health is made up of four different sections (Health Services, Business Services, Public Health Unit and Piliyintinji-Ki Stronger Families) which allow them to have a holistic approach to health ensuring that clients' physical and emotional health and wellbeing is given the utmost priority.
We are currently looking for Aboriginal Health Practitioners to join Anyinginyi Health, an organisation enacting real change to close the gap in Aboriginal Health outcomes.
About The Roles...
This is a responsible position requiring strict confidentiality, initiative and innovation while supporting Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation’s (Anyinginyi) mission: to be a provider of high quality holistic primary health services featuring prevention and treatment in the Barkly region in a culturally responsive way.
This position necessitates strong relationships with clients, effective collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues within the Health Services Section as well as other service providers, and a holistic philosophy to overall good health and wellbeing. More specifically, the responsibilities of this position will assist Anyinginyi Health to work toward improving Aboriginal health in Tennant Creek, including surrounding communities.
Key Responsibilities Include (but Are Not Limited To)
  • Ability to demonstrate skill transfer to Aboriginal staff employed in the same work area as the contracted employee.
  • Provide sexual health and family planning counselling as appropriate.
  • Provide advice to clients on diet, smoking, alcohol, other drugs and other lifestyle issues which relate to health and wellbeing.
  • Provide capacity building education and information sessions to community.
  • Involve traditional elders and leaders in promoting health and wellbeing within the community.
  • Organise and participate in clinical supervision to continuously provide to high and expected standard.
  • Initiate, coordinate and/or participate in quality improvement activities in collaboration with health professionals, patients/clients and families to ensure best practice and the continuous improvement of systems is achieved to meet professional and industry standards, including work health and safety.
  • Uphold the vision, mission and priorities of the organisation as determined by the Board of Directors and outlined in its Strategic Plan.
  • Identify and manage risk or potential risk to clients to reduce immediate concerns.
  • Foster a professional and culturally safe work environment through supportive and effective management of identified program portfolios.
  • Promote and support an alcohol, tobacco and other drugs free workplace strategies and exemplify aligned behaviours.
  • Work within limits of confidentiality and privacy appropriate to this portfolio.
  • Maintain the Anyinginyi client registration in accordance with client information systems – Communicare as well as Medicare Closing the Gap (CTG) e-PIP guidelines.
  • Deliver health care to clients including prompt follow up and recall of patients as well as facilitating the tracing (for notifiable diseases) and treatment of patients moving between communities in collaboration with all clinicians.
  • Work closely with all clinicians, including locum staff, to ensure that services offered to clients’ meets contemporary standards for high quality care and consistency with treatment and management including telehealth consultations.
  • Provide general health care – assessment and management of a broad range of clinical problems in consultation with clinicians and in line with the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual protocols.
  • Work effectively as a member of a culturally responsive multi-disciplinary team.
  • Document a generic care pathway to form the basic framework for treatment and care, utilizing existing electronic health record systems and appropriate checklists to optimize Medicare billing.
  • Be familiar with and competent in the use of standard basic medical equipment.
  • Dispense pharmaceutical therapies, including the administration of vaccines and prescribed pharmaceuticals for common conditions.
  • Assist in implementation of quality assurance and other evaluation programs to ensure a high quality of clinical care.
  • All clinicians are expected to work as part of the team in a variety of clinical activities. These may include cold chain/vaccine fridge management, infectious disease/hazardous waste management, packing of pathology specimens and infection control.
  • Provide other specialist health care including the arrangement of externally based appointments and transportation for clients.
Community Care
  • Work to improve engagement and access by Aboriginal women to health services and the attendance for necessary recalls.
  • Participate in dealing with issues affecting the social and emotional wellbeing of the community in line and associated with women’s health activities.
  • Deliver environmental health care.
  • Deliver health education and health promotion.
  • Facilitate and participate in the opportunistic and community screening activities.
  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders and service providers in the Barkly Region with a focus on adopting a holistic approach to ensure agencies are working together to address the key responsibilities of this position.
Essential Criteria
To be successful in this role, you will need to possess the following:
  • Registered to practice as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner (minimum Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice) and have current AHPRA registration.
  • Current certification to give vaccines in the Northern Territory or ability to achieve this.
  • Ability to undertake triage of clients, those contacting or presenting to the health Centre with acute/emergency health problems.
  • Experience in coordinating and facilitating clinical and informed education practices against the requirements of this portfolio, including supervision of staff and the ability to work with minimal supervision, maintain lines of accountability, set work priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated high level of communication, negotiation and consultation skills and the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • High level skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including the ability to use client information management systems to support data input, data collection, clinical analysis and report writing.
  • Willingness to work in a remote environment.
  • Current Driver’s license.
  • Previous experience in Tele-health, or willing to learn to increase the uptake of Tele-health consultations with specialist and supplementary allied health services.
  • Ability to speak one or more of the local languages.
About You...
If you are a highly motivated individual looking for a new career opportunity and you are ready to progress your career with expe­ri­ence you won’t find any­where else, we’d be delighted to hear from you!
Applications close 30th April 2024
This position is designated Indigenous under Section 57 of the NT Anti-Discrimination Act. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander men are encouraged to apply.
No recruitment agencies please

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Australia

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 15, 2024
Company Overview
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation

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Anyinginyi Health is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that offers a holistic approach to health care that encompasses our clients’ emotional as well as physical wellbeing. Anyinginyi's mission is relieve the pover­ty, sick­ness, dis­em­pow­er­ment, seri­ous social and eco­nom­ic dis­ad­van­tage, and dys­func­tion that affects the Abo­rig­i­nal pop­u­la­tion of the Region.
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