Location: Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region - Northern Australia
Job Title: Registered Nurse (Male Identified – Sexual Health)
Classification: Public Health
Employment Conditions: Full Time
Salary: $105,157 - $112,975per annum, negotiable with skills & experience.
Generous salary packaging: $15,899.94p/a
Professional development incentive: Allowance of $1,300p/a
Reports to: Executive Manager Public Health Section
Amazing further benefits including 6 weeks annual leave, free gym membership, free general dentistry and Remote retention allowance of $750!
Exciting opportunity for a full time Registered Nurse (Male Identified Position) in our Public Health Services Section, based in Tennant Creek.
Join this community-based organisation and make a genuine difference to our community in the Heart of Australia!
This is a Rewarding role where you will truly make a difference in the lives of our Remote Communities, providing the chance to experience real job satisfaction every day and play an important role in Anyinginyi’s drive to be a Provider of High Quality Holistic Primary Health Care services to the Aboriginal communities of the Barkly region in a Culturally responsive way - don't miss out!
You will be joining a friendly and professional team, where you will receive personal and professional development opportunities from an employer who wants to provide optimum working conditions!
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation (AHAC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the Aboriginal people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region, dedicated to ‘Closing the Gap’ in Aboriginal health within remote Australia.
Anyinginyi consists of five different sections (Health Services, Business Services, Public Health Unit, Sports and Recreation, and Piliyintinji-Ki Stronger Families) which allow them to have a holistic approach to health ensuring that clients' physical and emotional health and wellbeing is given the utmost priority.
Anyinginyi's mission is to be a provider of high quality holistic primary health care services featuring prevention and treatment in the Barkly region in a culturally responsive way.
About the Tennant Creek region
Year round blue skies, stunning landscapes and vibrant, diverse and warm communities - that's life in the Northern Territory! Only a short flight from most Australian cities, Tennant Creek is not just a must-see destination renowned for its individual identity and rich cultural heritage but is a remarkable community to set up home in!
500km north of Alice Springs, Tennant Creek was once a rough and tumble droving town but is now a modern town and one of the Territory's most populated areas. It is home to a major regional hospital, a university, schools, shops and a supermarket, accommodation, bars, clubs and restaurants, banking facilities, sporting clubs and an airport - everything you need to set up a relaxing new lifestyle! People from all walks of life find themselves calling Tennant Creek home.
About the Role
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation has an exciting opportunity for a full time Registered Nurse (Male Identified – Sexual Health) to join their Kalpa Purru Wirranjarlki – Public Health Services Section, here in Tennant Creek. This role is offered on a Full Time basis.
The Public Health RN is responsible for the implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement of a comprehensive Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses (SH&BBV) program at Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation. The primary focus of the position is to improve co-ordination of the screening, prevention and monitoring of sexually transmitted infections (STl’s) in Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation health service area.
More specifically, some of your duties will include (but will not be limited to):
- Work with Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation clinical services to ensure timely and appropriate internal and external STI index and contact referrals;
- Conduct regular audit to ensure that STI/BBV best practice is being met;
- Support the Anyinginyi Health clinical services and work collaboratively to ensure that the SH & BBV program activities and KPl’s are integrated into all of the appropriate services division sectional operational plans;
- Coordinate with clinical staff the management of the point of care testing program;
- Support, implement, review and facilitate the policies and procedures which reflect current best practice relating to SH& BBV including the coordination and monitoring of the reports, liaise with key SH&BBV stakeholders within and external to Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation;
- Regularly review pathology laboratory reports in accordance with Anyinginyi Health Sexual Health management guidelines;
- Undertake opportunistic control efforts for STI and BBV (secondary);
- Consider the long-term sustainable response to STI and BBV issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, in-line with the National BBV and STI Strategies for 2018-22 (tertiary), with the ultimate goal of reducing rates of STI and BBV to a sustainably low level;
- Develop and maintain effective networks, alliances and relationships with families, individuals, communities and health sector organisations
- Increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people tested for syphilis, including frequency of testing to control the infectious syphilis cases across Barkly region;
- Develop processes to ensure syphilis testing data is collected, to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of increased testing and treatment in Barkly region;
- Facilitate and participate in the opportunistic and community screening activities;
- Build workforce capacity to increase testing, treatment and health promotion of syphilis;
- Provide orientation and education to clinicians on Sexual Health Clinical Management;
- Involve traditional elders and leaders in promoting STI and BBV awareness in the communities;
- Initiate and participate in health promotion activities aimed at individual and population health preventative initiatives, ensuring all program material and content is up to date, appropriate, relevant and engaging for the target audience;
- Support the Public Health Division Health Promotion section services in providing health promotion and education across organisation and community;
- Provide high quality STI and BBV education to individuals with STI and BBV issues, their families and support network;
- Work closely with all Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs) to improve engagement and access by Aboriginal clients to health services and the attendance for necessary recalls;
- Participate in dealing with issues affecting the social and emotional wellbeing of the community in line and associated with STI and BBV related activities;
- Undertake other duties (and training) that are safe, legal, logical and responsible while being within the limits of employee's skill, competence and training, consistent with the position classification;
- Be an active team member and support a service based work culture showing commitment to the organisation’s strategy, vision and values outlined by the Board;
- Apply the Aboriginal cultural framework and adhere to community specific protocols in all aspects of work;
- Apply strict confidentiality practices and guidelines to all patient, client, personal and commercially sensitive information;
To be successful in this role, you must maintain a Current Registered Nurse Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) and acquire clinical skills and experience needed to work competently in remote areas. Related experience in Male Sexual Health, specifically in relation to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s).
Due to the nature of the role, Anyinginyi is looking for someone with clinical experience and skills in the appropriate assessment, treatment and evaluation Clients Health requirements. Previous experience delivering primary health care services within an Aboriginal community will be highly regarded but is not mandatory.
Please note: A National Police Clearance and Ochre Card (NT Working with Children’s) card obtainment is a requirement prior to commencement in this role. Please refer to NT Safe for further information.
You will also need to possess the following:
Essential skills and experience:
- Registered registration as a health professional with the relevant board and demonstrated, highly developed clinical skills, knowledge and experience, particularly in Indigenous primary health care.
- Respect for and responsiveness to Aboriginal culture and protocols including support for Aboriginal self-determination.
- Demonstrated comprehensive experience in sexual health, with a working knowledge of best practice STI/BBV management as well as, development of educational material and delivery of community prevention education sessions.
- Experience in organising outreach activities to spread awareness of health related issues in the community.
- Experience of developing, implementing and evaluating public health programs including an understanding of continuous quality improvement and the capacity to undertake clinical audits against best practice guidelines.
- Proven experience in providing education in a clinical setting.
- Excellent report writing and data management skills, plus highly developed computer literacy including word processing, excel internet and email functions.
- Current NT Manual Drivers License or ability to be licensed in NT.
- Willingness, ability and appropriate levels of health and fitness to travel to and work from remote locations.
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills as demonstrated in a cross-cultural environment.
- Well-developed time management skills, attention to detail, displaying personal motivation, initiative and enthusiasm to manage multiple tasks and meet competing deadlines, while maintaining quality standards.
- Demonstrated computer literacy skills in Microsoft Office products, in particular excel, PowerPoint, and an aptitude to learn new programs.
- The ability to work productively and as part of a team.
- Current First Aid Certificate and NT Drivers Licence.
- Current NT Ochre card (Working with Children card) or ability to obtain one.
- Understanding of key Performance Indicators relating to “Closing the Gap”
- Understanding of social determinants of Health
- Understanding of community/individual empowerment.
- Relevant tertiary qualifications in Public Health Administration or similar.
- Previous experience in the Aboriginal Health sector is highly desirable
If you meet the above criteria and you’re interested in contributing to an organisation where you can really make a difference in our local community, we want to hear from you!
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