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Generalist Health Worker or Trainee Health Worker (Child and Families)

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Job type Permanent Full-time,Temporary Full-time
Occupational group
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/H13TV0259
Closing date 25-Feb-2013
Job duration
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Purpose of the role

Work as a member of a multidisciplinary team and participate in the delivery of a culturally respectful health care service primarily to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients of the Burdekin Shire; focussing on children, their families and people with chronic disease.

Are you the right person for the job?

  1. Acceptable to the A&TSI community of the Burdekin as a member of the community.

  2. Able to provide safe and effective client care in line with the expected competencies and cultural sensitivities required of a health worker in a community with a large Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

  3. Demonstrated ability to organise own work program, work independently and as part of a team and to meet deadlines.

  4. In collaboration with the health care team, ability to establish and maintain effective communication networks between health providers and the community.

  5. Possession of sound verbal and written skills that promote positive client interaction to ensure continuity of client care.

Qualifications/Professional registration/Other requirements

  1. For appointment at OO3 Level – Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.

  2. For appointment at OO2 Level – Persons not holding the mandatory Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care will be appointed in a temporary capacity as a Trainee Health Worker and will be required to enrol and complete Certificate III in Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Island Primary Health Care within 18 months from date of commencement - subject to successful performance will be offered direct appointment to a continuing Indigenous Health Worker OO3 role upon receipt of that qualification.

  3. Evidence of Qualifications to be provided prior to commencement of duty.

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

  5. This position requires the incumbent to operate a “C” class motor vehicle and an appropriate license endorsement to operate this type of vehicle is required.  Proof of this endorsement must be produced before commencement of duties.

  6. Pre-employment Check: “Section 97.(1)(a) of the Commission for Children and Young People Act (2000) has identified this position as requiring Queensland Health to seek a ‘working with children check’ from the Commission for Children and Young People prior to appointment.  The ‘working with children check’ will only be sought in relation to the applicant recommended for appointment prior  to consideration by the relevant Recruitment and Selection delegate”

  7. Health Care Workers in Queensland Health whose occupation poses a potential risk of exposure to blood or body fluids must be immunised against Hepatitis B according to the National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Immunisation Handbook and the Queensland Health Infection Control Guidelines.

Salary rates

Remuneration value up to $57 340 p.a., comprising salary between $48 033 - $50 256 p.a., employer contribution to superannuation (up to 12.75%) and annual leave loading (17.5%) (OO3) or Salary between $43 955 - $47 814 p.a. (OO2).

Applications will remain current for 12 months.

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