Job No: 70345
Location: Adelaide, SA
- Excellent remuneration circa $58,172.66 - $69,902.82 + super + salary sacrificing options!
- Keep your ideal work/life balance, with family-friendly hours & extra leave entitlements in this unique role!
- Join a well respected organisation, renowned through South Australia!
About the Organisation
Nunkuwarrin Yunti is the foremost Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Adelaide, South Australia, providing a range of health care and community support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
First incorporated in 1971, Nunkuwarrin Yunti has grown from a welfare agency with three employees to a multi-faceted organisation with around 100 staff who deliver a diverse range of health care and community support services.
Nunkuwarrin Yunti is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, managed by an all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board whose members are chosen by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
About the Opportunity
Nunkuwarrin Yunti has an exciting opportunity for a passionate, hard working Aboriginal Health Worker/ Practitioner to join their Primary Care Services Team in Brady St, Elizabeth Downs team in South Australia. This position level is subject to professional registration and scope of practice of incumbent, therefore job and person specification will be adapted accordingly.
Reporting directly to the Practice Nurse, you'll be responsible for working collaboratively with the Practice Nurse , GP and other members of the health care team to provide day-to-day clinical care for clients and ensure quality and safety of care and smooth running of clinic processes.
Some of your key responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:
- Liaising with internal and external stakeholders as necessary;
- Providing advice and services to clients on health issues of some complexity;
- Performing tasks regarding health information requiring the exercise of judgement, initiative and confidentiality;
- Maintaining a positive working relationship with others;
- Participating in personal and professional development activities; and
- Ensuring compliance with a range of administrative practices.
To be considered for this role you will hold a Certificate IV in Aboriginal Primary Health Care or equivalent. You'll also have a current medicare provider number, or the eligibility to obtain one. You'll have demonstrated vocation experience providing services such as counselling, case management, advocacy, assessment and/ or referrals to community services.
Additionally you'll have experience using computer software such as Patient Information Recall Systems and other databases. While not essential, registration with AHPRA and/or experience working within a Community Controlled Health Service will be highly regarded.
To hit the ground running in this role you'll be supported by a multi-disciplinary team, augmented by a range of visiting specialists and allied health professionals who provides comprehensive and coordinated health care services for the Aboriginal community. Therefore, you'll have the ability to work cohesively with your new team but also the drive to work independently when needed to assess priorities and organise your workload.
In addition, you'll have well-developed clinical skills and a sound knowledge of best practice approaches to comprehensive primary health care and a commitment to workplace diversity, participation and OH & S. In order to best liaise with internal and external stakeholders you'll also have the ability to resolve conflict, solve problems and negotiate outcomes.
Importantly, you'll be able to demonstrate experience in supporting Aboriginal Health/community workers, and will be driven to improve the health outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. You will have knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal societies and culture, and the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people.
Due to the nature of this role, applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply.