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Indigenous Health Worker/Practitioner - Charters Towers

Indigenous Health Worker/Practitioner - Charters Towers

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Full Time|Charters Towers |Closes 1st July 2022, 5pm

About us

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 Worker is responsible for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services including identifying evidence based best practice resources relevant to patient care and sharing resources and imparting educational strategies to patients with a view to improving patient health outcomes.  This position is established as a senior member of the multidisciplinary health care team, it supports the achievement of service goals as set by the Indigenous Health Services Coordination and also supports mentoring of junior team members.

The Indigenous Health Worker:

  • works closely with clients, their families and the multidisciplinary primary health care team to ensure care plans are developed, care coordination and continuity of care (including supporting the monitoring and maintenance of client health registers)
  • identifies ‘high risk’ patients and ensures patient follow up as requested by the GP (this includes working with reception and GP Outreach to locate patients and arrange appointments accordingly)
  • supports, educates and builds the capacity of the primary health care team

Duties include:

  • Ensuring patient interventions are carried out in an effective and timely manner
  • Ensuring progress notes, reports and records are completed in the required format
  • Pursues own professional development to fulfil registration requirements
  • Promotes and contributes to a safe, secure environment for staff, patients and visitors
  • Complies with MBS billing requirements MBS Items 
  • Complies with all legal, ethical and regulatory requirements.

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

  • AHPRA Registration as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner;
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certificates
  • Demonstrated ability to perform clinical, health education and administrative duties in the primary health care setting
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and professional communication skills with the ability to work as a service leader within the multidisciplinary health care team
  • Proven ability to employ problem solving skills in the work environment and to support others to problem solve challenging situations and issues
  • Demonstrated competence in the application and use of Medical Director, Pracsoft and Outlook; or the ability to acquire such knowledge with ease
  • Current C Class Drivers Licence (Qld).
  • Satisfactory Police Check – no Serious/Criminal/Court Record
  • COVID-19 Vaccination: It is a condition of employment for this role to be, and remain, vaccinated against COVID-19

Application Instructions

  • Please click here to view the Position Description
  • You must submit the below documentation;
    • CV/Resume
    • Cover letter no more than 2 pages detailing how you will be successful in the position 
    • Proof of qualifications and current registration (as appropriate) will be required prior to commencement of employment

Applications Close: 5pm 1 July 2022.

Phone:  (07) 4431 1445


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