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Preventable Chronic Disease Coordinator - Ngaanyatjarra Lands

Ngaanyatjarra Health Service

The Role:

To coordinate and facilitate the delivery of the Ngaanyatjarra Health Service (NHS) Preventable Chronic Disease Program (PCDP) across the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, utilising the recognised National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions 2018 the NHS Strategic Plan 2019-2021 and NHS Chronic Disease Action Plan 2019 as the foundations. Manage the Integrated Chronic Disease Care Program (ICDC) to ensure objectives of this program are being met. Coordinate Rheumatic Heart Disease Care of NHS clients.

About us:

Ngaanyatjarra health service is an Aboriginal community controlled health service located in the Ngaanyatjarra land that strives to work with indigenous and non-indigenous people the malparara way [two-way learning] as a part of the Ngaanyatjarra community to promote the health and wellbeing of people in the Lands.

Life on the Ngaanyatjarra lands:

The Ngaanyatjarra Lands cover a vast area of approximately 250,000km2 in the east of Western Australia, up to the Northern Territory and South Australian borders. The communities we service are scattered across the Great Victorian and Gibson Deserts. Approximately 2,000 Ngaanyatjarra people live in the communities on the Lands. Most people in the region speak Ngaanyatjarra as a first language. Some people may also speak English, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara, Noongar and other regional Indigenous languages.

The Ngaanyatjarra Lands are serviced weekly by a regional air service, Chartair, providing RPT (regular public transport) flights into each community. Each community also has mobile phone coverage and broadband internet so you can easily stay connected to the world and share your adventure.

The Successful Applicant Will Possess:

  • Registered General Nurse with AHPRA.
  • Have knowledge and experience in Preventable Chronic Disease frameworks and associated management systems and strategies.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills to work across a multi-disciplinary workforce comprising people from language and culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, the principles of Primary Health Care and legislation governing work practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and manage change in a complex remote practice setting.

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