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Aboriginal Health Practitioners x3

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

About the Organisation

The Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service (DYHS) was established in 1974 and is the largest Aboriginal community-controlled health service provider in Western Australia, providing care to over 20,000 Aboriginal patients across four clinics in East Perth, Mirrabooka, Maddington and Midland. Our staff enable the delivery of culturally responsive primary health services, focusing on prevention, early intervention, comprehensive care and care coordination including chronic disease management.

About the Benefits

A competitive salary ranging between $75k - $78k commensurate with relevant qualifications, skills and experience is on offer for the right candidate. Other entitlements include:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900
  • Study leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 12 days of personal leave per year
  • NAIDOC Day holiday
  • Personalised professional development opportunities

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of this role is to provide Primary Health Care for Aboriginal individuals, families and community groups. Aboriginal Health Practitioner within Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service assists in arranging and coordinating health care plans for clients. The essential criterion of this role is that the successful applicant must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Number of positions/Contract types:

Permanent Full-time - 2x (East Perth, Maddington)

Maximum term contract Full-time - 1x (East Perth, expires on 30 June 2024)

Key Responsibilities

  • Use the Communicare Data base to check recalls required for your clients and carry out data entry as required.
  • Work in partnership with clients and address the needs and reasonable expectations of each client.
  • As first point of contact for clients, provide screening, checking of vital signs and any other procedures indicated and as requested by the GPs.
  • Check eligibility for PIP, Chronic Disease and Health Assessments.
  • Perform the required tests to conduct a chronic disease care plan.
  • Encourage clients with chronic disease to participate in chronic disease care planning.
  • Provide pre and post consultation client follow up as directed by the P while following Medicare guidelines.
  • Carry out health assessments by using Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service (DYHS) assessment tool.
  • Provide support and coordinate a suitable management plan which includes advising where relevant, making appointments and liaising with other health professionals to ensure clients have appropriate care and any follow-ups.
  • Wound management of clients as directed by the GP.
  • Ensure client accessibility to other organisations and advocate on behalf of clients.
  • Obtain informed consent from the client before undertaking any examination, providing treatment (except in emergency) or involve patient in research including provide information on material risk.
  • Provide disease prevention, independent living skills and respite availability education to clients and carers.
  • Assisting families to access health and social services provided within the community.
  • Accessing information from other units within the Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service.
  • Working in co-operation with other programmes within the DYHS, such as but not limited to Specialist Visits, Maternal and Child Health Programmes, in the delivery of their healthcare plans.
  • Assist with the delivery of care plans, this will require liaison with other care providers.
  • Maintain adequate and accurate records that report relevant details of family and social history, any relevant findings, information given to clients, medication and other management.
  • Participate in performance reviews and continuing professional development as per National Law.
  • Ability to recognise own training and special development needs.
  • Work within the systems to reduce error and improve the safety of patients and to support colleagues who raise concerns about safety of patients.
  • Other duties within the scope of an AHP, as directed by the Practice Manager.



  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander pursuant to Section 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act.
  • Current Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner.
  • Certificate IV or Diploma in Aboriginal Health
  • Knowledge of current health issues, impacting on Aboriginal Health.
  • Understanding the principles of public health, including health education, health promotions and disease prevention.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the holistic approach to health service provision.
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and security of records and information.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity Legislation.
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Computer literacy skills

Appointment Pre-requisites

  • Provision of the minimum identity proofing requirements
  • Successful Criminal Record Screening Clearance
  • Successful Pre-Employment Health Assessment
  • Successful Working with Children Check
  • Current WA Driver's license

A copy of the full Job Description can be obtained by contacting People Services Team on 1300 420 272 or [email protected], using the subject line: Aboriginal Health Practitioners x3 enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please click Apply Now to submit your application.

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is an equal opportunity institution, providing educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, colour, gender, age, or disability.

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and evaluate past employment records of applicants selected for interview.

The organisation reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay final selection if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.

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