About the Role
Carnarvon Medical Services Aboriginal Corporation (CMSAC) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service established in 1986. CMSAC aims to provide primary, secondary and specialist health care services to the Carnarvon and surrounding region, including the Mungullah Community, Gascoyne Junction and Burringurrah Community.
With programs in Home and Community Care, Environmental Health, Patient Journey and Youth Support, CMSAC strives to provide the highest standard of patient care whilst incorporating a holistic approach to diagnosis and management of illness.
As the Care Coordinator at CMSAC you will provide care coordination and support for eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients to access services they need to treat their chronic disease. You will work closely with health professionals both within the organisation and other healthcare providers within the region, taking responsibility of (but not limited to) the following:
Establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with other relevant health care and outreach services to ensure holistic patient care is achieved in a culturally appropriate way
Assisting patients to access a range of those services including arranging appointments with specialists and allied health professionals, home help and making connections with support groups
When required and appropriate, ensure the patients family or carers are involved and aware of the services for the patients care plan
Coordinating Supplementary Services Funding to assist eligible patients to access specialist, allied health and other support services
Assisting patients with understanding their chronic health conditions and developing chronic condition self-management skills including encouraging and assisting patients to participate in regular check-up’s and reviews by their GP and primary health care providers
Collecting, collating and analysing data to report against key performance indicators relating to the Integrated Team Care program and where appropriate, analyse and share clinical information with relevant health care providers
Experience & Skills
Our ideal candidate will possess a relevant clinical qualification (Aboriginal Health Worker/ Practitioner or Registered Nurse) and recent experience in an AMS or primary health care setting. You will have strong awareness and understanding of local health care services and referral pathways along with sound knowledge of the social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Your highly developed problem solving, organisational and interpersonal skills will enable you to analyse, identify options and select appropriate solutions in order to achieve results and successfully manage competing priorities, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines.
Most importantly, you must be able to effectively communicate, promote and uphold CMSAC initiatives and values.
What's on Offer
In return for your hard work and dedication a generous remuneration package including salary sacrificing options is on offer.
CMSAC will negotiate relocation assistance with the right candidate
You'll enjoy a fantastic work/life balance, with Monday - Friday hours, 8:30am - 5pm, with no on-call requirements
5 weeks annual leave
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Applications close Wednesday 5 July at 5pm
Full Time / Part Time
Covering an area of some 470,000 square kilometres, the Midwest region extends from the outback to the ocean. The economic base for the region centres on mining, agriculture, fishing and tourism. Attractions include internationally recognised windsurfing beaches, wildflowers and a rich maritime history of mutiny and shipwrecks.
The region has a population of more than 50,000 people. More than half is based in the City of Geraldton, the region’s commercial, administrative and service centre, around four hours drive north of Perth.
The coastal part of the region enjoys a Mediterranean climate, while the inland experiences warm, dry summers and cool winters.
There are approximately 80 doctors in the region, including private general practitioners, specialists and doctors employed by the hospital and the Aboriginal Medical Service.