Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advanced Health Worker – Generalist (Identified)

  • Company:
    Queensland Health - Metro South Hospital and Health Service
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Permanent
  • Posted:
    6 hours ago
  • Category:
    Government

As a member of the Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Team, you will participate in and contribute to the delivery of a culturally sensitive and appropriate primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Flexible-full-time
  • Location: Brisbane – South,Brisbane – West
  • Yearly Salary: $70399 – $77605
  • Contact Name: Shery Youssef
  • Contact Number:
  • Closing Date: 28-JAN-21

Metro South Health is Australia’s first digital health service and the first health service in Australia to be recognised for excellence in person-centred care by Planetree International. It’s also one of the largest in Queensland, with an estimated residential population of approximately one million people or 23 per cent of Queensland’s population.

This is your opportunity to join the dedicated team of professionals at Metro South Health and be part of a world-class, dynamic and growing health service that embraces technology, excellence in health care, teaching, research and empowering our people to be the best in serving our community.

About the Role

  • Under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld), there is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be Indigenous to the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community.

As a member of the Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (CoE) Team, you will participate in and contribute to the delivery of a culturally sensitive and appropriate primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advanced Health Worker will develop, implement and deliver primary health care including prevention, education, intervention and promotion activities and/or strategies to individuals, families and community groups. The role has duties and responsibilities in relation to understanding, and providing culturally appropriate, gender specific health care provision for men.

Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships and referral pathways with other government departments, Indigenous Community Control Health Services and Non-government organisations.

The Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care is a Queensland Health service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Located in Inala, 18 km South West of Brisbane CBD, our clinic is staffed by GPs, nurses, allied health and Aboriginal health workers, and visiting medical specialists. We also provide health-related services at a community level, and our research team is dedicated to finding and publishing evidence about how to improve the health of our patients.

Community and Oral Health Services in Metro South Health provide a range of population and patient centred care strategies, with the aim of supporting patients to be able to live independently in the community. Services included within Community Health in Metro South Health include:

  • Metro South Oral Health
  • MSH@Home
  • Redlands Residential Care
  • Community-based Chronic Disease Teams
  • Medical Aids Subsidies Scheme (MASS)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health including the Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence, Inala and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Coordination Team
  • Health Equity and Access Unit

Find out about the role in more detail and how to apply in the attached Role Description.

Metro South Health ICARE² values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Engagement and Excellence, shape our culture within Metro South Health. Our values guide our day-to-day decision making and are fundamental to what we care about as a health service, how we behave, how we interact with each other and provide care to the many patients who come through our doors every day.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our people and our community. We encourage people of all genders, races, ages and abilities to apply for roles within our Health Service.

We offer rewarding career opportunities across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas across our health service and pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance.

As a Metro South employee, you will benefit from a higher than standard employer contribution to Superannuation of up to 12.75%, access to salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases.

You can find out more about why it’s so great to work at Metro South here: www.metrosouth.health.qld.gov.au/join-our-team