Aboriginal Health Practitioner (Multiple Positions)

Job no: 806889
Work type: Full time
Location: Adelaide Metro Northern
Categories: Administration and Clerical, Community Services, Aboriginal Health
  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network - Aboriginal Health Service - Lyell McEwin Hospital - Elizabeth Vale
  • Salary: OPS3 - $65,606 - $69,919 p.a. / OPS4 - $74,315 - $77,901 p.a. - Multiple Positions - Full-Time Temporary, up to 30 September 2023

Here at Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) Everyone Has a Story, Everyone Matters, Everyone Contributes and Everyone Grows. Our core values of respect, integrity and accountability underpin our commitment to provide excellence in care, innovation, creativity, leadership and equity in service provision and health outcomes to the Northern area communities.

NALHN has a strong commitment to the provision of accessible, effective and meaningful services to the Aboriginal communities, families and individuals from metropolitan, 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.

The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner working in the Emergency Department within NALHN After Hours, will provide improved interface for Aboriginal consumers to NALHN Acute Care services and assist in referral back to Watto Purrunna Primary Health Care Services. The Aboriginal ED After-hours access team will assist Aboriginal consumers in navigation within EDs to access services and provide advocacy and support when Aboriginal consumers access NALHN ED’s after business hours.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner will work within the Watto Purrunna primary healthcare setting, to assist in implementing and embedding a stronger and more sustainable approach to support of Aboriginal clients in the primary healthcare setting, through providing an ‘Aboriginal lens’ to health care and delivering cultural safe care. In collaboration with the multidisciplinary teams will assist in assessment and providing clinical intervention to Aboriginal clients, including those with complex needs. They will assist multi-disciplinary team members on culturally appropriate interventions, care planning and education within their scope of practice. The service they provide will aim to reduce the risk of Aboriginal clients disengaging with treatment and care plans. They will provide acute and sub-acute health responses, support hospital avoidance and advise on length of stay in the acute sector and closer to home services.

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 Watto Purrunna Aboriginal Health Service of NALHN is implementing new approaches to Aboriginal health. This includes opportunistic screening and early detection of chronic conditions support for culturally safe acute and ongoing care to improve outcomes, quality and general health care experiences for all Aboriginal clients.

A requirement of the role/s is that the applicant is Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander pursuant to the exemption from the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

The role requires Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander expertise, cultural knowledge and life experience. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered for the role.

To be eligible for this position at OPS3 classification you must hold Certificate III in Aboriginal Primary Health Care or equivalent. You must be enrolled in Certificate IV Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice).

To be eligible for this position at OPS4 classification you must hold Certificate IV Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) or equivalent. You must hold registration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (ATSIHPBA).

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) Directions 2022 No 7 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

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.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  Job Ref: 806889

Download File 806889 - Aboriginal Health Practitioner (Multiple Positions) - OPS3_OPS4 - Job Pack.pdf

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Categories

SA Health

Locations

Metropolitan South Australia

Work type

Local Health Network / Business