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Registered Nurse (Sexual Health)

Registered Nurse (Sexual Health)

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Full Time|Townsville |Closes Ongoing

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

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.  

Duties include:

  • Monitor sexual health testing and treatment rates across the various clinic locations
  • Participate in reporting processes and dissemination of information to TAIHS staff, external funding bodies and other relevant stakeholders where appropriate
  • Conduct patient screening and clinical assessments during GP outreach clinics and sexual health screening clinics
  • Provide patient education regarding sexual health care and associated risk factors
  • Liaise with client GPs regarding positive results and supporting client follow up
  • Participate in health-worker led outreach sexual health screening clinics
  • Participate in Sexual Health Workers Network, QAIHC in the development of resources and other support pathways to help upskill fellow Indigenous Health Workers and Practitioners
  • Assist 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 & licenses for the role will consist of:

  • Required qualifications as a Registered Nurse 
  • Current AHPRA registration
  • Demonstrated experience as a Registered Nurse
  • An understanding of the issues affecting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with demonstrated experience delivering direct nursing care
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, preferably in a health or community setting 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and cross-cultural communication skills necessary to conduct training and education sessions for a range of audiences, including young people, health professionals and community members
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, patients, health professional and external service providers
  • Ability to show initiative, discretion and good judgement in carrying out clinical duties
  • Current C Class Drivers Licence (Qld) 
  • COVID-19 Vaccination: It is a condition of employment for this position 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 1 page 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

Phone:  (07) 4431 1445

ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER APPLICANTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
 

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