March 10, 2018

Aboriginal Health Practitioner (Clinical)

Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service prides itself on delivering a range of health services to the community in a style and manner that makes clients feel welcome and comfortable. Wurli operates a range of clinics and provides a range of primary health care and other services which include main clinic (acute and general care), Gudbinji Chronic Disease Clinic, Binjari Health Centre, Women and Children’s Health and Men’s Health.  Wurli has a range of positions available in our multi-disciplinary team for Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioners who have clinical experience and are keen to make a difference.

The role of an Aboriginal Health Practitioner at Wurli encompasses delivering safe, high-quality clinical services, patient care, health promotion and education as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Clinical service may include, but are not limited to:-

  • Health Screening
  • Providing treatment in accordance with CARPA protocols
  • Assist clients to make informed decision about their health management
  • Contribute to patient care plans
  • Administering Immunisations
  • Eye Health Care
  • Ear Health Care
  • Diabetes Health care
  • Oral Health Care
  • Sexual Health

The positions available incorporate the opportunity to work in a range of clinical environments and develop skills and knowledge in specialised areas of primary health care service. Our Aboriginal Health Practitioners use the Communicare patient information system to identify care needs and document patient consultation in patient’s medical file and bring to the organisation a high level of cultural authority which assists Doctors and other health professionals with communication, treatment and any advice relevant to a client’s treatment.

Key features of the role:-

  • The positions available are primarily clinical roles (requiring a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care and a current AHPRA registration)
  • Requires some travel to local communities to assist educate, prevent and facilitate care
  • Integral member of multidisciplinary team
  • Opportunity to work in a range of clinical areas and programs
  • Weekly professional development sessions provided

Summary of terms and conditions of employment:-

  • An ordinary working week of 37.5 hours; Monday to Friday including a half day each week dedicated to professional development
  • Salary sacrifice arrangements are available
  • Relocation assistance (available for *eligible applicants)
  • Short term assistance with accommodation available for *eligible applicants)
  • Other benefits include:
    • six weeks annual leave plus leave loading per annum
    • one weeks paid special leave per annum
    • 15 days personal leave per annum
    • salary sacrifice arrangements available

Applicants must be fully registered as ATSI Primary Health Practitioner with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and have a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.

How to Apply

For more information regarding the position specifics please review the Position Profile _Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner _ Level 2

Applications for this opportunity can be submitted online or to  Please ensure your application includes:-

  • a completed online Employment Application Form
  • current resume of curriculum vitae (cv)
  • a cover letter / email which provides a clear and concise overview of your ability to meet the key requirements of the role (prerequisites, qualifications / experience and competencies)

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact a member of the Human Resource team on 8972 9195.

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