Aboriginal Health Practitioner

Employment Details
Date Added: 18-Feb-2022
Closing Date: 17-Jun-2022 11:30 PM

About the Opportunity

 

Location: 17 Hamilton Road, South Hedland WA
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Category: Permanent

 

WMHSAC is seeking an Aboriginal Health Practitioner to join the team on a full time basis.

 

The role of the Aboriginal Health Practitioner is to enhance the clinical services provided to clients of Wirraka Maya with the aim of improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people of the area.

 

About You

 

To be considered for this position, you must have:

 

  • A Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care;

  • Hold current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA);

  • Have demonstrated understanding of relevant clinical and social issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;

  • Have the ability to communicate and liaise with a broad range of people including adults, children, and clinicians;

  • Have the ability to take initiative and to work independently;

  • Have the ability to provide ongoing education on health promotion to clients;

  • Have the ability to give medications, injections, take blood samples and explain tests that are required for a client;

  • Have basic computer skills for entering data and e-mail communication.

 

A full position description can be downloaded here.

 

Applicants are encouraged to write a cover letter outlining how their knowledge and experience will contribute to addressing the role requirements for this position. 

 

Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require a WA Driver’s Licence, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 6 months) and WA Working With Children Check prior to appointment.

 

In accordance with WMHSAC’s COVID-19 Safety Policy, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including any booster shots if required) against COVID-19. Applicants will be required to demonstrate proof of vaccination prior to appointment. This includes either an immunisation history statement or a COVID-19 digital certificate.

 

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement, such as an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with a relevant working visa.

 

To apply, please click here.

 

About the Benefits

 

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package with a number of fantastic benefits including:

 

  • District allowance $6,422;

  • Air conditioning allowance $1300;

  • Airfare allowance $1230;

  • 5 weeks annual leave;

  • 10 days paid study leave and training/professional development opportunities;

  • Discounted gym membership;

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program;

  • Generous salary packaging options to increase your take home pay.

 

Please note there is no closing date for this position. Applications will be assessed on submission and interviews scheduled accordingly. We encourage interested candidates to express their interest without delay!

 

For further information about this position please call the Human Resources team on 08 9172 0459.

 

WMHSAC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages and welcomes diversity, recognising it as a key competitive advantage. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.

 

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA), WMHSAC actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

About the Organisation

 

Wirraka Maya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (WMHSAC) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service designed to ensure our clients' journey through the health system meets their medical, health, social and cultural needs with a vision that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Pilbara have the opportunity to live a healthy life, with access to culturally appropriate, holistic primary and allied healthcare; social and emotional wellbeing services and education.

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