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Chronic Disease Aboriginal Health Practitioner

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd - Broome, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


About the Organisation

The Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service. Commencing in 1978, BRAMS was the first remote Aboriginal Medical Service in Western Australia. BRAMS is governed by a Board of Directors elected by its members.

BRAMS provides comprehensive, holistic and culturally responsive primary health care services to Aboriginal people living in Broome.

Our Vision

Healthy People – Strong Communities – Bright Futures

Our Values
Respect: Treat one another and others with respect.
Integrity: Be truthful, honest and ethical in our dealing with one another and others.
Accountability: Take responsibility for what we do and the decisions we make.

About the Kimberley Region

The Kimberley region is located in the northern part of Western Australia and covers about 421,000 square kilometres.

The Kimberley has only three towns with a population of more than 2,000 (Broome, Derby and Kununurra), and the total population is around 37,000. In addition to the sealed Route 1 which runs along the southern part of the area, the unsealed Gibb River Road runs through the heart of the region from Derby to the highway near Kununurra.

Industries in the region have included pearling (a big industry in Broome for many years until the 1940s), mining (including the Argyle Diamond mine, which began operation in 1983 and is still producing about 1/3 of the world's diamonds), agriculture (centred on the Ord River Irrigation Area near Lake Argyle) and tourism. The geology of the area is varied and fascinating, as well as producing some spectacular scenery.

About the Opportunity

BRAMS have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Chronic Disease Aboriginal Health Practitionerto join their close-knit team on a full-time basis. Reporting to the Chronic Disease Team Leader, the Chronic Disease Aboriginal Health Practitioner will work collaboratively with clients, General Practitioners, Aboriginal Health Workers and external health providers, to provide responsive multidisciplinary care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic diseases to optimise health outcomes.

The AHW works within a clinical team environment with the aim of improving the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the provision of comprehensive and culturally valid primary health care services.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • In partnership with the General Practitioner and Aboriginal Health Worker, oversee the case management of clients with complex care needs and coordinating appropriate service delivery;
  • Health promotion and disease prevention education to enable clients to understand and manager their health conditions;
  • Maintain record in accordance with organisational policies;
  • Maintain and establish networks with relevant organisations;
  • Contribute to effective team performance which ensures BRAMS continues to deliver the best service to community in line with program specific accreditations and ISO 9001 standards.

To view the full position description, please click here.

BRAMS are seeking a candidate who has previous experience within an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Service and holds a current National Registration as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA).

For any further information, please contact Erina Tanaka Erinat@brams.org.au or phone 08 9192 1338

About the Benefits

This position is an incredibly rare opportunity to join a well-established and supported Aboriginal Medical Service within a pivotal role. BRAMS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, staff development programs are not only encouraged but are often paid for by BRAMS. These are highly attractive opportunities for someone with a desire to develop their professional knowledge and experience!

In addition to the opportunity to cement your career, you'll be rewarded with a highly attractive remuneration package, circa $72,326, plus super and 5 weeks annual leave. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay.

Working closely with patients, their families and carers, this is a role where you will witness the direct positive impact you're making in the community, as part of a close-knit team. You will be continually recognised for your dedication and hard work!

So what are you waiting for? Join BRAMS today and advance your career in training and education in an organisation committed to making a difference in remote Indigenous communities! Apply Now!