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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner, Supportive & Palliative Care

NSW Government

An exciting opportunity exists for a certified Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner to join the Supportive & Palliative Care services in Northern Sydney Local Health District. Employment Type: Permanent Full Time Position Classification: Aboriginal Health Practitioner Remuneration: $1,218.14 - $1,606.

00 per week Hours Per Week: 38 Requisition ID: REQ376347 Where you'll be working The position will be primarily based at Royal North Shore Hospital, while also providing services to all other NSLHD facilities and community services based across the district. What you'll be doing The Supportive and Palliative Care Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner is a member of the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) Palliative Care Team, managing and enhancing the access and delivery of palliative care services specific to the identified needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, carers and families. The role will serve as a primary conduit between NSLHD and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities, ensuring respectful and culturally appropriate end of life care is provided through working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary Palliative Care team and Community-based services so that flexible, holistic and culturally responsive palliative care services are delivered.

People of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background encouraged to apply. Candidates will need to meet the following criteria: Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.

Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (Note - This is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination act 1977 NSW). The applicant must hold a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) and a current authority to practice as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people including their primary health and welfare needs and experience in providing support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with willingness to undertake training in palliative care, advance care planning and grief and loss.

Demonstrated capacity to plan, develop, deliver, document and evaluate health promotion and education initiatives with effective skills in a range of office computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite including the capacity to learn other relevant programs, including those for patient records and data reporting. High level skills in time management, liaison and negotiation, written and.


Date09 March 2023

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