An exciting opportunity is available for a trainee in public health medicine to gain skills in remote Aboriginal health and epidemiology. This unique 12 month position will be co-hosted by Maari Ma Aboriginal Corporation (MM), a community controlled regional health service based in Broken Hill, and the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. This position will be based in Canberra where the trainee will work with staff at RSPH on research and teaching activities, with frequent trips to Broken Hill for fieldwork with MM staff on projects aimed at improving population health and service delivery for the local population. The trainee will gain valuable hands-on experience in public health medicine in a remote Aboriginal setting, while supported by staff at NCEPH to strengthen their skills in epidemiology, teaching and research methods
Broken Hill x 6 positions, Wilcannia x 2 positions and Menindee x 1 position
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You will be required and supported to undertake a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) while learning primary health and clinical skills and providing quality services for the community visiting Maari Ma.
All study will be completed by a combination of online and block release. Study blocks will be in Broken Hill for a week at a time with travel and overnight stays essential for up to a week at a time.
This position will be involved in the provision of quality child and family health services to families caring for children 0-5 years of age. The CFHN will use a strength-based and wellness focus, building on parental confidence and skills through the provision of information, education, resources, guidance and role modeling safe responsive care.
The CFHN will travel regularly to Wilcannia and assist GPs and the visiting Paediatrician to provide child focused services, focusing on ATSI health checks and developmental checks. Overnight stays are required
The Clinical Manager has a clinical and non-clinical role:
Non-clinical = 60% managing the team, implementing and oversighting the service and the team’s clinical governance arrangements, Clinical = 40% clinical load.
The position is responsible for the day to day operations of the SEWB service, rostering and supervision of staff, oversighting practice to ensure the model of care is implemented and clinical governance arrangements are applied. There is also a strong emphasis on coaching and engaging with the staff and evaluation against key performance targets.
Occasional travel within the region is a requirement of the position.
The Primary Health Nurse is responsible for working across both the clinic and community settings. The position completes a range of clinical and support functions relating to patient assessment and care in the general practice clinic. The position also provides a range of services in the community including, home visits, domiciliary care and proactive follow-up of Aboriginal people 15 years plus, living with a chronic disease. This involves using a case management model and working in partnership with Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Trainees.
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Maari Ma is an award winning service that has been providing services to the Aboriginal communities of the Far West region of NSW for over 20 years. The skills, values and commitment of our staff are key to our success.
The benefits of working with us include great training and career development opportunities, generous leave entitlements including 5 weeks annual leave, rostered days off and salary packaging (which increases your take home pay by several thousand dollars a year). We also offer health and wellbeing programs, including corporate discount rates for fitness and aquatic centre membership.
We think that Maari Ma is a great place to work. We have a great team of committed people who also think so. Read on to see what they have to say about working at Maari Ma.
Interested in working at Maari Ma Health?
Please email your Expression of Interest including a current resume to Workforce@maarima.com.au
Professional Standards and Ethics at Maari Ma Health
The purpose of Maari Ma‟s Code of Conduct is to provide a framework for decisions and actions in relation to conduct within and affecting employment. This Code describes the standards of conduct and personal and professional behaviour expected of our workforce to enable us to continue our work and promote Maari Ma in our communities with pride and commitment.
Prior to employment at Maari Ma Health you must agree to our code of conduct by signing and returning the following document, linked below, to Workforce@maarima.com.auDownload the Maari Ma Code of Conduct