Program Coordinator (Syphilis Enhanced Response)

Program Coordinator (Syphilis Enhanced Response)

As part of Wurli’s vision to “To move forward as one, to heal our people and improve our health” Wurli is introduced a new and project called the Syphilis Enhanced Response (SER) program. The purpose of this program is to implement a ‘test and treat’ model in the Katherine region in order to address the needs of our population. The project will not only involved detection and treatment of this communicable disease, but provide additional education and support services in relation to the effects, treatment and prevention.

Wurli is seeking a suitably qualified clinician (Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner or Registered Nurse) to Coordinate the program. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the staged implementation, operational delivery, monitoring, and reporting of the Syphilis Enhanced Response program (SER).   A key function of this role in the SER program will be the implementation a “test and treat” model in the Katherine region coupled with the development of an enhanced Sexually Transmissible Infection (STI) workforce to provide clinical and outreach services for testing, treatment of positive cases and contact tracing. In addition to this the Coordinator is accountable for the daily supervision of the program team in accordance with policies, procedures, standards, contracts and legislation.

Key Service Deliverables for this program include:

  • Development and coordination of the implementation (roll out) of the Syphilis Enhanced Response program (SER) and ongoing management of the SER program in line with Wurli policies, procedures, standards, legislation and service funding agreement; which will include but is not limited to:-
    • Development of the SER Action Plan
    • Implementation of a ‘test md treat| model in the Katherine region;
    • Recruitment and development of an enhanced Sexually Transmissible Infection (STI) workforce
    • Coordinator and provision of clinical and outreach services for testing, treatment of positive case and contact tracing, utilising other program areas such as Women and Children’s, StrongBala Men’s and Gudbinji to support clinical outcomes
    • Development, planning and delivery of activities associated with the SER program including incentive programs
    • Accurate data collection and reporting as required by the funding agreement

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:-

  • AHPRA Registration
  • Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care / Bachelor of Nursing
  • An ability and commitment to supervise and lead a small team
  • Previous experience with coordinating and delivering a high quality service within specified parameters
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies and culture, including issues effecting communities
  • Sound knowledge of detection, treatment and prevention of communicable disease
  • Current National Police Records Check
  • Working with Children’s Clearance
  • Current Northern Territory Driver’s License

For further details regarding this position please refer to the Position Profile _ Program Coordinator (SER)

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact a member of the Human Resource team on 8972 9161.

To apply for this job please visit www.wurli.org.au.