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WACHS is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation which strives to provide holistic health care to enhance the health and emotional well-being of the Aboriginal and non Aboriginal community of Wellington and surrounding districts.

How to Apply

If you are interested in working for WACHS please send a current resume and cover letter to hr@wachs.net.au


Applicants are required to provide:

  1. A cover letter with a detailed response to the essential criteria listed in the position description
  2. A copy of your current resume
  3. Details of 2 referees (one must be a current supervisor)
  4. Please send your completed application to the nominated person as per the job advertisement

Team Leader - Clinic - Wellington


Position Location

Wellington, NSW 2820

Type of employment

Fixed-Term Full Time

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

     • Diploma of Practice Management or Equivalent in Healthcare
     • Previous experience in providing health services to Aboriginal communities and a
     thorough working knowledge of health issues impacting on Aboriginal & Torres Strait
     Islander people
     • Demonstrated high level management experience incorporating staff supervision and
     staff training
     • Willingness to undertake professional training
     • Demonstrated high standard of interpersonal and communication skills
     • Well-developed organisational and time management skills.
     • Demonstrated ability to work individually and as part of a team
     • Awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues
     affecting the lives of Aboriginal people
     • Display an understanding of the individuals rights to determine their own path in life
     • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW
     Drivers Licence
    We welcome and value applications from all eligible candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affiliation, age or disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


About The Position

The Clinic Team Leader role is an integral role in the clinic. The focus of the role is on providing direction to and managing a multi-disciplinary team to ensure the smooth running of the medical clinic.

The Clinic Team Leader reports directly to the Executive Manager – Clinical Service Western NSW.

Closing Date

17th July 2022

Position Enquiries

Contact Anita Dwyer on 02 6845 5400 or email hr@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Anita Dwyer by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Team Leader - Healthy 4 Life


Position Location

Wellington

Type of employment

Fixed Term Full Time

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

  •  Registered Nurse – with a minimum of 3 years post graduate experience
  • Qualifications, experience or a demonstrated working background in either maternal and child health or chronic illness
  • Demonstrated experience in providing health services to Aboriginal people in the community and/or primary health care nursing
  • Demonstrated experience in the coordination and service provision of client health services in partnership with other allied health providers
  • Ability to provide professional development, education, training and support for staff within a specialist program setting
  • Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, procedures, business plans and service delivery audit reports
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • High level of oral, written communication skills and computer literacy
  • Proven ability to work well within a service team
  • Demonstrated experience of working independently and/or showing initiative in relation to patient care
  • Understanding and knowledge of specialist medical, allied health and support services locally
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

Desirable Criteria

  •  Aboriginality

About The Position

The Team Leader of the Healthy 4 Life program is responsible for coordinating the program and managing the program. The focus of the role is provide guidance and leadership to the Health 4 Life Team to seek the best outcomes for our clients.

Closing Date

17th July 2022

Position Enquiries

Contact Anita Dwyer on 02 6845 5400 or email hr@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Anita Dwyer by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Occupational Therapist - ACTT


Position Location

Brisbane Street, Dubbo

Type of employment

Full time (Open to negotiation for right candidate)

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

  • Recognised degree in Occupational Therapy and current registration with AHPRA, membership with the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Demonstrated skills in occupational therapy, including assessment and intervention, as well as the ability to manage a complex paediatric caseload
  • Ability to work unsupervised, manage and prioritise work and respond to complex situations in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Demonstrated high level of communication skills (written and verbal) including negotiation and advocacy skills, and the ability to communicate with Aboriginal people
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilisation of client software packages and Microsoft Office Programs
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding of childhood trauma and its impact on development

About The Position

The Aboriginal Children's Therapy Team (ACTT) is a free Allied Health Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, aged up to 8 years of age, who live in Dubbo. The team consists of Speech Pathologists, an Occupational Therapist, Psychological services supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers. We aim to provide the best service for our clients and their families. Delivery can be at our service or in the home, a small group or on an individual basis, at school, childcare or in the community or a combination of the above.

As our Occupational Therapist you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing innovative and holistic allied health care to children accessing ACTT services. Our Allied Health Clinicians are supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers who play a pivotal role in engaging and connecting families into the programs delivered by ACTT.

This is an opportunity for new graduates or experienced professionals to join our team. To apply for this position please insure you review the position on the WACHS website and follow the directions, including provision of a cover letter addressing the minimum qualifications for the position.

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Jemima Quilty on 02 6881 8077 or email jemimaQ@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Jemima Quilty by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Psychologist/Social Worker


Position Location

Brisbane Street, Dubbo

Type of employment

Full Time (Open to negotiation for right candidate)

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

  • Recognised degree in Psychology or Social Work and current membership with AHPRA or the Australian Social Work Association
  • Demonstrated skills in psychology or social work, including the ability to manage a complex paediatric caseload
  • Ability to assess and provide strategies to parents of children 0 – 8 years of age who exhibit a range of behavioural and emotional disorders
  • Ability to facilitate group programs involving children and/or families
  • Ability to work unsupervised, manage and prioritise work and respond to complex situations in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Demonstrated high level of communication skills (written and verbal) including negotiation and advocacy skills, and the ability to communicate with Aboriginal people
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilisation of client software packages and Microsoft Office Programs
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding of childhood trauma and its impact on development

About The Position

The Aboriginal Children's Therapy Team (ACTT) is a free Allied Health Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, aged up to 8 years of age, who live in Dubbo. The team consists of Speech Pathologists, an Occupational Therapist, Psychological services supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers. We aim to provide the best service for our clients and their families. Delivery can be at our service or in the home, a small group or on an individual basis, at school, childcare or in the community or a combination of the above.

As our Psychologist/ Social Worker you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing innovative and holistic allied health care to children accessing ACTT services. Our Allied Health Clinicians are supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers who play a pivotal role in engaging and connecting families into the programs delivered by ACTT.

This is an opportunity for new graduates or experienced professionals to join our team. To apply for this position please ensure you review the position on the WACHS website and follow the directions, including provision of a cover letter addressing the minimum qualifications for the position.

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Jemima Quilty on 02 6881 8077 or email jemimaQ@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Jemima Quilty by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Speech Pathologist (Full Time) - ACTT


Position Location

Brisbane Street, Dubbo

Type of employment

Full time (Open to negotiation for right candidate)

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

  • Recognised degree in Speech Pathology and current membership with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Demonstrated skills in speech pathology, including assessment and intervention as well as the ability to manage a paediatric caseload.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, manage and prioritise work and respond to complex situations in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal, communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to communicate with Aboriginal people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilisation of client software packages and Microsoft Office programs
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding of childhood trauma and its impact on development

About The Position

The Aboriginal Children's Therapy Team (ACTT) is a free Allied Health Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, aged up to 8 years of age, who live in Dubbo. The team consists of Speech Pathologists, an Occupational Therapist, Psychological services supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers. We aim to provide the best service for our clients and their families. Delivery can be at our service or in the home, a small group or on an individual basis, at school, childcare or in the community or a combination of the above.

As our Speech Pathologist you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing innovative and holistic allied health care to children accessing ACTT services. Our Allied Health Clinicians are supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers who play a pivotal role in engaging and connecting families into the programs delivered by ACTT.

This is an opportunity for new graduates or experienced professionals to join our team. To apply for this position please insure you review the position on the WACHS website and follow the directions, including provision of a cover letter addressing the minimum qualifications for the position.

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Jemima Quilty on 02 6881 8077 or email jemimaQ@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Jemima Quilty by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Speech Pathologist (Part Time) - ACTT


Position Location

Brisbane Street, Dubbo

Type of employment

Part time (Open to negotiation for right candidate)

Hours per week

24

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

  • Recognised degree in Speech Pathology and current membership with Speech Pathology Australia
  • Demonstrated skills in speech pathology, including assessment and intervention as well as the ability to manage a paediatric caseload.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, manage and prioritise work and respond to complex situations in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal, communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to communicate with Aboriginal people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilisation of client software packages and Microsoft Office programs
  • Working with Children and Criminal Record check clearances and a current NSW Drivers Licence

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding of childhood trauma and its impact on development

About The Position

The Aboriginal Children's Therapy Team (ACTT) is a free Allied Health Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, aged up to 8 years of age, who live in Dubbo. The team consists of Speech Pathologists, an Occupational Therapist, Psychological services supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers. We aim to provide the best service for our clients and their families. Delivery can be at our service or in the home, a small group or on an individual basis, at school, childcare or in the community or a combination of the above.

As our Speech Pathologist you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing innovative and holistic allied health care to children accessing ACTT services. Our Allied Health Clinicians are supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers who play a pivotal role in engaging and connecting families into the programs delivered by ACTT.

This is an opportunity for new graduates or experienced professionals to join our team. To apply for this position please insure you review the position on the WACHS website and follow the directions, including provision of a cover letter addressing the minimum qualifications for the position.

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Jemima Quilty on 02 6881 8077 or email jemimaQ@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Jemima Quilty by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Psychologist - Social and Emotional Wellbeing


Position Location

Palmerstone Road, Mount Druitt

Type of employment

Full Time with flexibility for Part time job share arrangements; Note hours are negotiable based on applicants availability

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

- AHPRA registration as a Psychologist.

- Demonstrated understanding of the social and emotional wellbeing issues facing

 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people especially in relation to family violence, complex trauma, alcohol and other drug use.

- Ability and experience in using a variety of evidence based psychological

 approaches and interventions to provide therapeutic counselling support to

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients of GWAHS to improve their social and

 emotional wellbeing.

- Ability to write psychological treatment plans, reports and referrals for Aboriginal

 and Torres Strait Islander clients of GWAHS.

- Demonstrated ability to liaise and provide joint treatment support to Aboriginal and

Torres Strait Islander clients with a range of clinical health professionals, including

doctors, Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander

Health Workers.

- Ability and experience in working with a range of community mental health

  professionals and support services.

- Ability to use the Medicare billing system for recording client treatment interactions.

- Proficiency in record keeping and data management using a variety of computer

  software applications to ensure case notes and records are maintained in

  accordance with WACHS/GWAHS policies, AHPRA and best practice standards.

- Capacity to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

- Excellent interpersonal skills including written and oral skills.

 

Desirable Criteria

- Effective conflict management skills and stress management skills.

- Aboriginality.

-Drivers Licence

About The Position

Assessment and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander client's behaviour and social and emotional wellbeing within a counselling service model to support them to overcome a range of issues including: depression, addiction, anxiety, challenging behaviour, neurological disorders, mental ill health, and learning disorders.

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Jim Porter on 02 9836 7300 or 0417 620 081 or email hr@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Jim Porter by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Human Resources Officer


Position Location

Wellington or Western Sydney

Type of employment

Full time

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in Human Resources with pervious experience in providing sound advice to all levels of an organisation, preferably for an Aboriginal organisation, not-for-profit or community services organisation.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (both written & verbal) and proven ability to work with relevant stakeholders
  • Outstanding stakeholder management and relationship building skills demonstrated in complex environments
  • Ability to engage and influence a variety of personality types
  • Excellent attention to detail with an ability to organise and multi task effectively 
  • Experience with an HRIS is essential; experience with intelliHR would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated competency working with Microsoft Office 365
  • The ability to work effectively autonomously and within a team
  • Proven team player, able to thrive in a highly changeable setting and work with people cross functionally
  • Flexible, proactive and solution-focused
  • Ability to hold all relevant security clearances including the National Police Check and Working with Children clearance in accordance with WACHS policy and procedures

About The Position

This position is responsible for providing people and culture support across the organisation. The key objectives of the role include to:

  1. Provide first line of Human Resources guidance and support to the organisation across the full range of HR functions and activities;
  2. Support all HR projects;
  3. Oversee all culture initiatives including working with the corporate support officer to manage social media and website delivery.

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Stacey York on 0467 875 572 or email hr@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Stacey York by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Medical Receptionist / Transport Officer


Position Location

Mt Druitt

Type of employment

Full time

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

Yes

Minimum Qualifications

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

  • Aboriginality
  • Previous experience in a receptionist / secretary role which includes managing the day to day operation of the reception area
  • Ability to oversee and support the operations of a demanding client focused work environment
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate with local Aboriginal people
  • Computer skills including experience with patient appointment programs and patient information recall systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Willingness to undertake professional training and development to support the Medical Receptionist roles and responsibilities
  • Understanding of EEO, WHS within the workplace
  • Current Drivers License with good driving record

DESIRABLE CRITERIA:

Experience of working in general practice settings


About The Position

Key Duties

• Maintain the privacy and dignity of clients at all times
• Act with tact and diplomacy when dealing with information of a highly sensitive nature
• Work within strict confidentiality guidelines, ensuring all personnel and/or client information is kept secure
• Front desk, provide a high level of customer service
• Phone, prompt and professional answering and transfer of calls
• Coordinate clinic appointments, update Communicare and coordinate phone triage as required
• Reports provided as required
• Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
• Compliance of EEO, WH&S and Ethical Work Practices

Client Transport/ Deliveries
• Timely pick up and transporting of clients/ hospital /home as scheduled
• Emergency pick up of clients as directed
• Timely delivery and or pick up of medications, pathology, supplies and equipment as directed.
• Maintain a log / record of all journeys/ pick ups

Vehicle Maintenance and Administration
• Responsible cleaning, maintenance and reporting of any damage to vehicle
• Ensure log book are used on a daily basis • Operation of vehicle and use of petrol card to being line with WACHS procedures
• Assist in maintaining the WACHS fleet, arrange servicing as required.

Note: Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for the above position and is authorised under Section 14D of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No. 48.

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Jelis Fatema on 02 9836 7300 or email hr@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Jelis Fatema by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Marketing and Communications Officer


Position Location

Flexible

Type of employment

Fixed Term Full Time

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience working in media, marketing or communications, preferably for an Aboriginal organisation, not-for-profit or community services organisation.
  • Understanding of Aboriginal communities and their communication preferences.
  • Experience utilising digital content software, marketing software platforms, video editing and special effects and digital production. 
  • Strong storytelling skills, and excellent production and editing abilities which can be presented through a variety of formats 
  • Experience in developing and implementing effective, multi-channel communications strategies and campaigns.
  • Understanding of the principles of brand marketing, with experience in promoting a consistent brand experience in media relations.
  • Ability to independently manage social media profiles and grow audience engagement.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (both written & verbal) and proven ability to work with relevant stakeholders
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to work effectively autonomously and within a team
  • Proven team player, able to thrive in a highly changeable setting and work with people cross functionally
  • Ability to hold all relevant security clearances including the National Police Check and Working with Children clearance in accordance with WACHS policy and procedures

About The Position

This position is responsible for providing communication support across the organisation. The key objectives of the role include to:

  1. Develop and implement communications on behalf of WACHS;
  2. Raise WACHS public profile and promote understanding of our objectives and activities both internally and externally;
  3. Oversee all social media and website delivery;
  4. Manage branding and build relationships with key media contacts;
  5. Lead the strategic media and communications support in consultation with the Executive Management team

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Stacey York on 0467 875 572 or email hr@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Stacey York by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Worker - ACTT


Position Location

Brisbane Street, Dubbo

Type of employment

Part Time

Hours per week

24

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

Yes

Minimum Qualifications

  • Relevant qualification in Aboriginal Primary Health Care/ Education and / or Community Services or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal children and families in health, community services or child related employment.
  • Awareness of and sensitive to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and/or as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated time management, organisational and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated high level of communication skills (verbal & written) including negotiation and advocacy skills and the ability to communicate with local Aboriginal families, Local health, Education and family support services.
  • Demonstrated experience in the utilisation of Microsoft Office programs.

About The Position

The Aboriginal Children’s Therapy Team (ACTT) is a free Allied Health Service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, aged up to 8 years of age, who live in Dubbo.

We are currently recruiting for an Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Worker (Part Time – 24hrs) to join our small multidisciplinary team to meet growing demand.

The team consists of Speech Pathologists, an Occupational Therapist, Psychological services supported by Aboriginal Community and Therapy Support Workers. We aim to provide the best service for our clients and their families. Delivery can be at our service or in the home, a small group or on an individual basis, at school, childcare or in the community or a combination of the above.

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Jemima Quilty on (02) 6881 8077 or email hr@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Jemima Quilty by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

General Practitioner - Katoomba


Position Location

Cascade Street, Katoomba

Type of employment

Full Time

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

• The general practitioner is required to be trained and experienced in the discipline of general practice, and assessed as competent for the position in rural New South Wales.

• Previous experience in providing health services to Aboriginal communities and a thorough working knowledge of health issues impacting on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

• Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

• Excellent organizational and time management skills.

• Awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people.

• Current Working With Children Check, National Criminal Record Check, and unencumbered Drivers license.

Desirable Criteria

• Vocational Recognition through Fellowship with either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), or a recognized equivalent

About The Position

Key Duties

The primary duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

• Provide clinical services to advance the health of Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service including specific services of general medical practice, emergency care and community health

• Contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of the primary health programs and services delivered by Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service

• Contribute to the development of clinical policies and best practice services delivery in primary health care

• Actively implement the suit of EPC Items including Aboriginal Health Checks as part of routine planned care

• Provide client care in accordance with the ethics and standards of the medical profession

• Ensure that concise comprehensive, and accurate client records are maintained in a timely manner

• Maintain appropriate records that provide the service with timely and accurate reports

• Undertake professional development activities to ensure the continued delivery of best practice clinical care

• Participate in medical research and quality assurance programs to ensure safe and effective health care

• Gather and record statistical data relevant to measuring performance against agreed indicators and participate in review and evaluation activities

• Participate in meetings, supervision and performance reviews in accordance with organisational requirements

• Participate in organisational and community activities to advance the health of Aboriginal people

• Other duties as required, within your skills, experience and capacity

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Veenita Rao on or email hr@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Veenita Rao by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

General Practitioner - Mount Druitt


Position Location

Palmerston Road, Mount Druitt

Type of employment

Part Time

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

  • The general practitioner is required to be appropriately trained and experienced in the discipline of general practice, and assessed as competent for the position in rural New South Wales.
  • The general practitioner must abide by all legislative acts governing medical practice in New South Wales.
  • Previous experience in providing health services to Aboriginal communities and a thorough working knowledge of health issues impacting on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Previous experience working within a structured policy environment and the ability to implement and monitor staff compliance.
  • Demonstrate a good standard of interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective internal and external workplace relationships.
  • Well developed organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting lives of Aboriginal people
  • Willingness to undertake professional training

About The Position

Provide clinical services to advance the health of Indigenous community in Western Sydney region including specific services of general medical practice, emergency care and community health.

Closing Date

15/05/2022

Position Enquiries

Contact Jelis Fatema on 02 9836 7300 or email hr@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Jelis Fatema by email hr@wachs.net.au

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General Practitioner - Penrith


Position Location

Lawson Street, Penrith

Type of employment

Full Time (Part time considered for right candidate)

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

  • The general practitioner is required to be appropriately trained and experienced in the discipline of general practice, and assessed as competent for the position in New South Wales
  • Preferable but not essential is Vocational Recognition through Fellowship with either the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM), or a recognised equivalent
  • Previous experience in providing health services to Aboriginal communities and a thorough working knowledge of health issues impacting on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people
  • Previous experience working within a structured policy environment and the ability to implement and monitor staff compliance
  • Demonstrate a good standard of interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to establish effective internal and external workplace relationships
  • Well developed organisational and time management skills and an ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Working with Children Check and National Criminal Record Check and a current NSW Drivers Licence

About The Position

The General Practitioner role is integral to the Clinical Services offered by WACHS. The General Practitioner provides a high level of whole person, comprehensive, coordinated and continued medical care for individuals, families and communities that come in contact with our Clinics and programs.

The General Practitioner reports directly to the Team Leader (Clinic) and will be part of the Clinic Team that delivers a high level of patient care.

You will be supported by a friendly team of professionals consisting of a Registered Nurse x 2, Aboriginal Health Practitioner and Allied Health Services. No weekends required as this is a Mon-Fri position. Undercover onsite parking will be provided. An attractive remuneration package is on offer for the successful applicant.

This would suit a GP looking for a long term/permanent position wanting to make a difference to the Aboriginal Community of Penrith and surrounding regions

This is a full-time position, however part-time would be considered.

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact on Kylie McCauley or email hr@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Kylie McCauley by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

Registered Nurse


Position Location

Cascade Street, Katoomba

Type of employment

Full Time

Hours per week

38

Is this an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander identified position

No

Minimum Qualifications

Essential Criteria

• Registered Nurse (NSW) with current unencumbered AHPRA Registration

• Demonstrated experience in a busy health environment dealing with patients experiencing a range of health challenges

• Proven ability to manage competing demands and complex clinical cases

• Able to work independently as well as be part of a multi-disciplinary clinical team

• Able to demonstrate creativity and initiative in relation to patient care

 • Excellent communication, time management and organizational skills

• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of, respect for and compliance with culturally appropriate ways of working with Aboriginal individuals, families and communities

• A high standard of report writing including data entry in a range of health systems

• Drivers’ License


Desirable Criteria

• Aboriginality

About The Position

Key Duties

The primary duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

• Provision of high quality nursing assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation using best practice principles as part of a collaborative partnership with clients, families carers and other key stakeholders

• Work independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team utilising professional skills and ability to contribute to client centred care to meet the clients individual health care needs, with the aim of maintaining and/or improving their health

• Work with the Aboriginal community and with the broader community where required

• Liaise with Aboriginal clients and other staff and assist with follow up of client treatments

• Monitor local Aboriginal health problems and needs, advising the Team Leader Clinic and/or professional staff

• Assist General Practitioners as required

• Provide nursing assessment, care coordination, evidence based best practice clinical intervention, monitoring, maintenance and education to clients and their carers/families with the focus on the Aboriginal community

• Provide emotional support and comfort to clients and to advocate for and facilitate the involvement of the client and their carers/families in planning and evaluating care

• Utilise skills, critical thinking and reflective practice to enhance decision making through reporting changes in the health and functional status of clients, including contributing to case discussions and case reviews

 • Utilise problem solving approach to clients centred care that includes the development of comprehensive care plans and the provision of case planning

• Communicate effectively with clients to provide an understanding of service delivery processes and clinical interventions, to ensure client’s needs are identified and met

• This position has responsibility for managing and monitoring cold chain within the clinic in accordance with RACGP Standard 5.3.2.B

Closing Date

Position Enquiries

Contact Veenita Rao on or email hr@wachs.net.au

Applications

Address to Veenita Rao by email hr@wachs.net.au

Apply Now

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