Pilbara - Roebourne

Vacancy Number: 1719

Aboriginal Health Practitioner

About the Role
  • The role of the Aboriginal Health Practitioner - Diploma is to enhance the clinical services provided to clients of Mawarnkarra with the aim of improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people of the area.

    We are keen to talk to people who are:
  • Hardworking with a positive attitude and energy
  • Wanting to help make a difference to the health and well-being of our community
  • Committed to this employment & clients
  • Working well in a team
  • Supportive of drug and alcohol testing to ensure we provide a safe environment for our clients and staff
  • Willing to have Police checks and Working With Children checks to ensure we provide a safe environment for our clients and staff
Experience & Skills
  • Motivation to provide service excellence
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Key elements of your role are:
  • To provide and initiate primary health care clinical services as required and necessary.
  • Assist medical staff with chronic disease management including screening for GP Management Plans and follow up for Team Care
  • Arrangements Undertake screening
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Benefits 69,000
Map of Pilbara

Pilbara

The Pilbara is located about 1600 kilometres north of Perth, in the north-west region of Western Australia, with an area of around 500,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 40,000 people. The primary towns are Karratha and Port Hedland on the coast, and Tom Price and Newman inland.

An area of rugged beauty, the Pilbara has a vast coastal plain, spectacular inland ranges and an arid desert region reaching into the centre of Australia. It is characterised by the rich red hues of its landscape, imparted by the abundance of natural riches in its reserves of iron ore. Mining and offshore oil and gas exploration have given rise to the Pilbara’s economic boom in recent years, drawing large numbers of people to the region on both a temporary and permanent basis.

It has a tropical, semi-desert climate with a mainly summer rainfall associated with thunderstorms. From October to April temperatures throughout the region generally exceed 32 degrees celsius every day, sometimes topping 40 degrees, particularly in inland areas.

There are approximately 46 doctors working in the region in various areas, including general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services, hospitals and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.