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February

Contact Tracing Team, Contact Tracing - Phu

Albury Wodonga Health - South Albury, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Beautiful regional location with free car parking
  • Great work environment and team based culture
  • Be part of the emerging new Public Health Unit
  • Promotional opportunities and support for professional development

Who are we?

Albury Wodonga Health (AWH) is a unique cross-border public health service and the largest regional health service between Sydney and Melbourne. We support an outer catchment population of 250,000 throughout North-East VIC and Southern NSW, with a dedicated team of over 2,600 staff. We are a dynamic organisation undergoing significant growth, with plans for new Emergency and Mental Health facilities underway.

The AWH Local Public Health Unit (LPHU) coordinates the public health response across five local government areas in the upper Hume region including Wodonga, Wangaratta, Alpine, Towong and Indigo. Establishment of the Public Health Unit (PHU) is part of a state-wide restructure of public health delivery in Victoria.

The Opportunity

Albury Wodonga Health requires Contact Tracing Clinicians | Public Health Officers to join our newly formed LPHU. Work has commenced in appointing support roles and in establishing the LPHU, which is an important stepping stone in the development of a stronger, more decentralised public health system in the AWH Region

Multiple fixed term and casuals positions available with the team being inclusive of nursing and allied health clinicians and administration staff.

With an initial focus on Covid Contact Tracing, future opportunities exist in providing support to the LPHU as it grows.

An overview of the role is as below:

  • Contacting the patient/client or carer to identify any persons who are categorised as a close contact as per the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA)/Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Guidelines.
  • Follow-up of close contacts to complete an exposure history and contact history, inclusive of a high risk setting (e.g.-Aged Care facilities)
  • Make regular contact with close contacts to monitor symptoms.
  • Provision of advice for close contacts about their risk and symptoms of COVID-19 with provision of a COVID-19 Close Contact fact sheet
  • Provision of advice to symptomatic close contacts on how to access medical care by a treating clinician during the 14 day period of quarantine.
  • Provision of information to close contacts relating to self-quarantine, restriction and physical distancing.
  • Advice on PCR testing and serology testing as required for an outbreak setting as per CDNA/DHHS guidelines inclusive of potential source contacts.
  • Completion of documentation relating to the above.

What’s in it for you?

AWH offers full orientation and training with the opportunity to be a part of a supportive and friendly team. AWH provides excellent staff benefits including - Salary packaging and novated leasing through Maxxia and employee assistance & wellbeing programs, including Fitness Passport.

Interested?

For more information about the position, please refer to the Position Description attached or contact the Manager listed below.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the relevant state EBA or Award.

AWH is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Ethical Practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and Social inclusion. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants may also be required to provide evidence of their immunisation status and flu vaccination.

South Albury, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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