Goldfields - Kalgoorlie AMS

Vacancy Number: 863

Aboriginal Health Practitioner

About the Role The organisation has a strong commitment to the provision of services that are culturally appropriate and safe for Aboriginal clients. The purpose of the role is to deliver the provision of primary health care for clients of Bega Garnbirringu Health Services under supervision of the General Practitioners and Senior clinic staff in a way that fully supports a high standard of quality clinical care. This will be achieved through the provision of care of the highest quality, delivered equitably and continuously reviewed in accordance with philosophies and policies of Bega Garnbirringu Health Services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: ? To deliver the provision of primary health care program to clients of Bega ? To undertake primary care tasks including but not limited to blood pressure, dressings, injections and ECG readings plus others as required ? To work closely with the GP’s and Clinic Nurse Coordinator to assist with all aspects of the development and delivery of a health care plans ? Under the direction of the Clinic Coordinator, understand and apply relevant casework and advice guidelines and to follow up on tasks arising from casework and educational programs ? To develop and maintain contact with Indigenous communities regarding indigenous health ? To assist in the development and delivery of health education programs ? Ensure that stock levels and room cleanliness are maintained throughout the Clinic area including Treatments rooms, Resuscitation room ? To provide support structure which ensures all reporting and recording requirements are met on time.
Experience & Skills Holder of current Working with Children Check and Police Clearance Two years experience working in a related health environment Current Drivers Licence
What's on Offer 12 Month Fixed Term Contract. Renewed annually subject to funding.
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Requirements A current registration with AHPRA as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner or Enrolled Nurse
Map of Goldfields

Goldfields

The Eastern Goldfields is the largest region in Western Australia. It covers almost one third of the State and has a population of about 54,000. More than half of the region’s residents live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Esperance, on the southern coast, is the second largest centre with a population of around 13,000.

The Kalgoorlie region has been historically significant in the development of Western Australia, as the centre of the gold rush in the 1890s. As well as reminders of those times in the buildings and institutions around the city, there is still a plethora of natural bounty to be enjoyed in its eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains and abundance of wildlife. The cultural mix found in the region is also rich, with a melding of Indigenous and European heritages that has created an area of unique character. To the southern edge of the region the pristine beaches provide a stunning backdrop to Australia’s southern ocean, reached through a corridor of National Parks and wide swathes of unspoiled natural beauty.

The primary industries in the cooler southern part of the region are fishing and farming. The warm, dry northern areas are dominated by gold and nickel mining and industry-related services.

About 50 general practitioners work in the region across 22 practices, including Aboriginal Medical Services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Kalgoorlie is well serviced by specialists.