Goldfields - Kalgoorlie AMS

Vacancy Number: 1283

ATSI Health Practitioner - New Directions

About the Role
  • Full time Aboriginal Health Practitioner/ Health Practitioner required for the Mums & Bubs/Child and Maternal Health team at an Aboriginal Medical Service in Kalgoorlie.

    As a Health Practitioner, you will be the first point of contact for the majority of our clients and assist with observations, triage and other duties in our Child and Maternal Health area. The role will involve delivering child and womens health checks and screening as required and assisting with the delivery of early childhood immunisations and prescription of nutrition and physical exercise to the target group as required.

    You will liaise with local schools, youth services and other community groups to identify and engage with young women aged 15 –23 years, but not limited to who are pregnant with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander child or have an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander child aged 0-8 years.
Experience & Skills
  • You must have a current registration with AHPRA as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner or Enrolled Nurse.
  • Holder of current Working with Children Check and Police Clearance
  • Two years experience working in a related health environment(desirable)
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, manage and control workloads and resources to meet priorities, deadlines with minimal supervision
What's on Offer
  • Positive work environment and very attractive terms and conditions
  • These include a 35-hour week, salary sacrifice options, professional development opportunities and onsite childcare facilities.
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
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.