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February

Senior Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

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

Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the implementation of a range of chronic disease management activities through the application of the principles of best practice, education and leadership to ensure safe practice and high-quality patient outcomes. Provide direction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and contribute to consistent service improvements.

  • Provide clinical and professional leadership for the Indigenous Health Workers within Chronic Disease at Bayside and Logan.
  • Advocate for appropriate service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their families/extended families and staff, and identify opportunities for improvement and outcomes.

Chronic Disease is a community based multidisciplinary, multi-sited team which offers education, information and support to adults with complex care and / or unstable or complicated diabetes, respiratory disease, chronic heart failure or following diagnosis of a cardiac disease with a strong focus on hospital avoidance and prevention of hospital re-admissions. The service provides inpatient and outpatient consultation, group education programs, home visiting and phone consultation services for eligible patients.

Chronic Disease services operate across Brisbane South, Bayside and Logan areas, with service delivery provided in the most appropriate setting for the patient, this could be the patient's domestic residence, community health setting, outpatient settings or as an acute inpatient. The principle objective of the Chronic Disease service is to reduce risk of long-term complications, facilitate early discharge from hospital and reduce the risk of hospitalisation for patients with complex chronic disease conditions.

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

Metro South Health ICARE 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

Brisbane Grove, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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