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Aboriginal Health Practitioner

SA Health - Port Pirie, SA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


  • Yorke and Northern Local Health Network, Port Pirie Health Service
  • Indicative Total Remuneration: $79,954 - $83,378 p.a - Temp F/T (up to 30 June 2022) - OPS4

The Yorke and Northern Local Health Network (YNLHN) has a strong commitment to the provision of accessible, effective and meaningful services to the Aboriginal communities, families and individuals from rural and remote areas. It also acknowledges the cultural determinants and particular complexities affecting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people and the need for a holistic and multi-faceted health approach to service design and delivery.
SA Health is leading significant reform designed to improve the health of all South Australians and meet future challenges, in accordance with the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan and Close the Gap initiatives.
The Aboriginal Health Practitioner will be responsible for working collaboratively with Aboriginal consumers, general practitioners and practice staff to develop comprehensive care plans to improve the health of Aboriginal people with complex needs and assist Medical Officers through care coordination and access to other services while ensuring a culturally safe service is provided.
The Aboriginal Health Practitioner will work within a multidisciplinary team and is integral to ensuring cultural integrity, high standards of clinical care and client follow-up encompassing seamless management of Aboriginal people’s care plans within the community.
This role will contribute to South Australia’s Strategic Plan target 2.5 on Aboriginal life expectancy, as well as the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) National Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes health related targets.
To be eligible to apply you must have Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) or equivalent, and be prepared to apply for registration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (part of AHPRA) and acquire registration on completion of the training within an agreed time frame.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

For more information about the role please refer to the Job Pack provided below.

 749848 - Aboriginal Health Practitioner - Job Pack.pdf

Port Pirie, SA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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