Goldfields - Kalgoorlie AMS

Vacancy Number: 1746

Health Practitioner - Mobile Clinic

About the Role
  • Bega Garnbirringu Health Service (Bega) are currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and committed applicants to fill the role of Health Practitioner (Mobile Clinic). As the Health Practitioner you will provide health clinical assessment and treatment, care coordination, client support and community development activities to clients and families of the Goldfields.

    As part of the role you will undertake primary care tasks including but not limited to blood pressure, dressings, injections and ECG readings plus others as required and work closely with the GP’s and Mobile Clinic Coordinator to assist with all aspects of the development and delivery of health care plans. You will develop and maintain contact with Indigenous communities regarding indigenous health and liaise with other AMS’s and hospitals for client medical and medication records as necessary in additon to assisting in the development and delivery of health education programs.

    You must be able to undertake scheduled travel within the Goldfields region on a regular basis, up to 4-5 days at a time and have an interest in developing and maintaining effective networks, alliances and relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and other Health Organisations.
Experience & Skills
  • Due to the remote nature of this work, we require our Mobile Clinic team to have at least 2 years Primary Health Care experience
  • You must hold a current AHPRA registration as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner, Enrolled Nurse or Registered Nurse
  • hold a current “MR” or higher WA drivers licence (or willing to obtain)
  • police certificate (not older than 6 months)
  • current working with children’s check.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, manage and control workloads and resources to meet priorities, deadlines with minimal supervision
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills
  • Moderate level computer usage skills
  • Ability to function and participate as part of a team and to contribute to team building
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Cross cultural sensitivity and understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal Communities and people.
What's on Offer
  • 12 Month Fixed Term Contract. Renewed annually subject to funding
  • Competitive remuneration and relcocation package
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.