- Job posted on: 15th Feb 2021
- Applications close:
An exciting opportunity exists for a Tuberculosis Specialist (Nursing & Counselling) to join the RID-TB team at Burnet to design and implement an effective model of care for the detection, treatment and prevention of DS-TB and DR-TB at the facility and community level in Western Province, Papua New Guinea.
The position will be responsible for capacity building of provincial TB team staff to deliver high quality person-centred care for DS-TB and DR-TB, with areas of focus including clinical skills (nursing), TB education and counselling, provide support as needed to household contact screening, preventive therapy and TB survivor empowerment.
In this role, you will:
Refer to the attached position description for full details.
This is a full-time position, initially for a 1-year period with the possibility of extension.
The successful incumbent will have:
The following experience is also desirable:
We want you to have a successful and meaningful career at Burnet and are committed to providing a supportive workplace environment for all our people. You will be part of a collaborative culture where progressive leadership, innovation, respect, and excellence are valued. Join a team of talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – improving the health of vulnerable communities around the world.
Burnet Institute is a leading Australian, unaligned, not-for-profit, organisation that uniquely links medical research with practical action to achieve better health for disadvantaged communities and help solve devastating global health problems.
Burnet Institute brings together a highly diverse skill base, with more than 400 staff and students working across cutting-edge research and projects to address some of the most relevant global health issues. Institute-wide interdisciplinary health programs Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Disease Elimination, Behaviours and Health Risks, and Health Security, are at the heart of our daily decision making. Harnessing our international and local field presence, our laboratories, and our mixed development and research cultures drives a greater focus on the most relevant health issues and achieves a greater impact as a result.
Whilst our headquarters is in Melbourne, Australia, we also have offices in Papua New Guinea and Myanmar, and are actively involved in research and public health programs throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. Burnet is the only unaligned organisation in Australia that has dual accreditation with both the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
At Burnet, we foster a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to feel like they belong and are free to be themselves at work. We have an active Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) Council that works to promote and improve gender equity, diversity and inclusion across the Institute, by developing and implementing strategies informed by both national and international best practice and staff input. Burnet holds an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award from Science in Gender Equity (SAGE).
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As part of our commitment to gender equity, we have included a question in the application process on gender. This will allow us to monitor and report on gender in relation to our recruitment process.
Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant will be required to apply for a Working with Children check and/or National Police Check.