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Indigenous Health Professional (Sexual Health)

Indigenous Health Professional (Sexual Health)

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Fulltime|Townsville |Closes 4pm, 26th September 2023

About us

Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (TAIHS) provides a range of medical and clinical services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Townsville and the surrounding region. Our health services are provided by a dedicated team of Doctors, Indigenous Health Professionals, Nurses, Visiting Specialists and Allied Health Professionals.

TAIHS seeks to improve health and social outcomes for the community through strategic partnerships, advocacy for needs, promotion of awareness and education in improved health and social practices, promotion of knowledge and understanding of underlying issues and unique needs and development of the evidence base.

“TAIHS strives to provide a truly comprehensive model of care that responds to the physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of our people”.

About the position

The Indigenous Health Professional (Sexual Health) is responsible for supporting opportunistic and targeted patient screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and for contributing to health promotion activities that encourage the adoption of safe sex practices.  This position collates biannual STI data for reporting purposes and works with Doctors to ensure timely patient follow up and tracing in relation to patients requiring immediate and ongoing medical interventions associated with sexual health care.  This role also performs, but not limited to the following activities:

  • Assists with the planning, development and distribution of health promotion education and resources for patients with a view to encouraging the adoption of safe sex practices
  • Works with health services and pathology labs to collect data to enable the identification of STI / BBV / HIV testing rates, cases diagnosed, and cases treated
  • Activates recall and reminder systems relevant to high-risk patients for screening, follow-up and medical intervention.

To be suitable for this position, your qualifications, experience & certifications for the role will consist of:

  • Cert IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care or equivalent or higher
  • AHPRA Specialist Registration (desirable)
  • Experience in planning, coordinating, and evaluating sexual and reproductive health services in the primary health care setting
  • Experience in conducting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health assessments and other clinical assessments required in primary care s etting
  • Knowledge of the issues affecting the health and well-being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people living in the Townsville region
  • Experience in coordinating, implementing, and evaluating community-based health promotion programs and health promotion resources for use in cross cultural settings
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with GPs and other health professionals
  • Ability to conduct education and training in sexual and reproductive health
  • Ability to use MS Office suite, Medical Director and Pracsoft
  • Ability to pass a National Police Check – no Serious/Criminal/Court Records 
  • Current Blue Card (Queensland's Working with Children Check) (or AHPRA registration if required)
  • Current C Class Drivers Licence (Qld) (remove as required if not mandatory)
  • COVID-19 Vaccination: It is a condition of employment for this position to be, and remain, vaccinated against COVID-19

Application Instructions

For more information regarding this position please call (07) 4431 1499


The position involves working with a multicultural organisation where the majority of employees, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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