Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Regional Health and Community Services is a not for profit organisation providing culturally attuned, integrated health and community services on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. Katungul is managed by the CEO reporting to an elected Board of Directors. The Medical Practitioner provides clinical services to ensure the highest standards of medical care for Aboriginal clients.
This role includes the provision of culturally appropriate clinical care, oversight of clinical conditions and requirements, and community health promotion and health education activities to improve health status as per Katungul's values.
- Provide clinical care in a culturally sensitive and safe manner.
- Deliver primary health care, including treatment of acute illness and treatment and monitoring of chronic conditions.
- Provide health education to clients to assist them in understanding and managing their health condition and treatment requirements.
- Perform remote area medical clinics as directed by the senior clinical manager.
- Deliver clinical care in clinics run ‘out of hours’ on some occasions.
- Undertake home visits, where necessary, after discussion with the SMP & Senior Clinical Manager.
- Report notifiable diseases in accordance with statutory requirements.
- Request and interpret appropriate pathology results and radiology results and follow up results.
- Undertake prescription and review of medications, including preparation of medication charts.
- Assessment and referral of social welfare issues, including provision of support letters for housing etc., where appropriate.
- Coordination and referral to services locally and elsewhere as clinically indicated, and completion of PATS forms.
- Ensure that approaches to clinical care are consistent with contemporary, locally-informed, evidence-based practice by incorporating into clinical practice, Katungul clinical standards, including, but not limited to, the Standard Drug List and the Chronic Disease Protocols.
- Deliver preventative health care, as outlined in the “National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people”, including Adult and Child Health Checks. The goal is 100% of clients having up to date health checks.
- Develop management plans for patients with chronic diseases, in partnership with the patient, and in conjunction with other team members. The goal is 100% of patients with a chronic disease having a management plan.
- Be readily availability for consultation and back up to other team members.
- Ensure provision is made to facilitate ongoing care by other GP’s, by documenting all patient consultations to standard, and by handover of clinical care of patients to another GP when going on leave.
- Participate in the development, presentation and monitoring of health programs as requested.
- Work with the Social & Emotional Support Unit by informing clients of the services available and initiating referrals.
- Involvement with local health promotion activities, as directed.
- Submit Medicare claims for all clinical activities attracting Medicare benefits.
- Report any concern promptly to the SMP, Clinical Manager or People and Culture Manager.
- Maintain clinical competency, currency of certification, and VR-required levels of participation in QA and CPD activities.
- Maintain registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency.
- Comply with the Policies of the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency.
- Maintain a level of Medical Indemnity Insurance appropriate to job role.
- Support Katungul’s goals for electronic medical records, with utilisation of computerised systems, such as Communicare, in keeping with Policies and Procedures.
- Ensure that all internal and external communications, including referral letters, are to the appropriate standard as per the Katungul Policy and Procedure Manual.
- Support management in the implementation of change.
- Participate in attainment and maintenance of practice accreditation, with a commitment to achieving and exceeding the RACGP Standards for General Practice.
- Undertake designated clinical teaching activities, including supervision of registrars, medical students, and others as required.
General Responsibilities as an Employee of Katungul
- Work in accord with the agreed values of Katungul.
- Work within Katungul’s policies and procedures.
- Commitment to culturally appropriate service provision.
- Provide services in a way that recognises the many factors that affect a person’s health status.
- Commitment to client-centred care, integrated service provision and trauma informed practice.
- Be a positive role model to clients, staff, and visitors.
- Participate in continuous improvement and accreditation activities.
- Maintain any professional qualifications/registrations required as part of the position.
- Keep records and client notes in a professional way.
- Ensure that clients and stakeholders understand how to make a complaint.
- To perform any other duties as required by the SMP, Senior Clinical Manager or the CEO
- Hold full, current Specialist APHRA registration – FRACGP or FACRRM or be working to attain FRACGP or FACRRM.
- Practice within clinical standards and quality of care, which is effective, efficient and in accordance with best practice and agreed standards and policies.
- Be an Australian citizen or hold permanent residency.
- Exhibit solid clinical and training experience – minimum 2-5 years.
- Willingness to provide services to all Katungul clinics and outreach locations as required.
- Teaching skills and interest in helping the next generation of health professionals.
- Desire to improve the health and welfare of Aboriginal Australians.
- Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (Police Check) and a Working With Children Check.
- NDIS Worker Screening Check and a Working With Children Check.
- Employment is conditional pending the outcome of these checks.
What we offer
- Salary + Super + Vehicle
- Subsidised Accommodation
- Salary Sacrifice excluding base $15,990.00
- Remote Salary Sacrifice excluding base available depending on circumstances
- Entertainment subsidy $2650.00
- Additional annual 1 weeks special leave
If you feel you meet the above criteria, please apply for an initial confidential discussion.