- Job posted on: 28th Sep 2021
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Unique opportunity to contribute to building and delivering health services on the APY lands. If you're looking for a new challenge, and to be well-remunerated for your efforts - read on!
Nganampa Health Council (NHC) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands which covers 103,000 square kilometres in the far north-west of South Australia. In this area, NHC operates six clinics and health programs in sexual health, environmental health, oral health, women’s and children’s health, immunisation, eye health, mental health, as well as the Chronic Disease Program.
Widely recognised as an exemplary Aboriginal health service, Nganampa has sustained a national reputation for its work in primary care. Successes include significantly reducing the rates of sexually transmitted infections, increasing birth weights through the antenatal program and consistently keeping childhood immunisation rates at over 90% (some years at 100%).
Nganampa is currently looking for a Chronic Disease Program Coordinator to join the clinical team on a full-time basis.
In this role you will be responsible for coordinating the care of patients with chronic conditions by facilitating access to medical, nursing, allied health and specialist services – both internally and externally. This involves consulting with patients face to face, undertaking note reviews and following-up patients with complex needs.
Working under the direction of the current Chronic Disease Coordinator, who will support you from a part time role, your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):
To be successful you'll be passionate and flexible, preferably with previous experience working in remote Indigenous health. You will ideally possess a post-graduate qualification in Remote Area Nursing and/or Chronic Disease Management or be prepared to work towards this.
You'll be confident communicating and participating within an inter-cultural, multi-disciplinary team, and developing and maintaining productive relationships with external providers.
You will possess sound theoretical and clinical knowledge and demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skills.
You will be able to work autonomously and have advanced time management skills with the ability to prioritise competing demands.
You will ideally have previous experience working in Indigenous health / for an Aboriginal Medical Service and a demonstrated commitment to improving health outcomes for Indigenous people.
You will also need a current manual Driver's License and be willing to undergo a Police Check and Working With Children Check prior to commencing employment.
In return for your hard work and dedication, Nganampa Health Council offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to spend time in a remarkable part of Australia.
The successful candidate will work 26 weeks on the APY Lands and 18 weeks off the Lands. You will receive generous conditions and an above award salary negotiable ($130k+) depending on qualifications and experience. Plus superannuation and a range of additional benefits, including:
This is a unique opportunity with a well established and supportive health organisation - APPLY NOW!