Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner (Syphilis Enhanced Response)

Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner (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 exciting 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.

Registered Aboriginal Islander Health Practitioners are responsible for delivering safe, high-quality clinical services, patient care, health promotion and education as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The role is responsible for delivery of client services in accordance with Wurli policy and procedures, guided by CARPA standard treatment manual and applicable legislation and regulations. Depending on the clinic and / or program Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioners may assess and treat clients, deliver specific health care programs or specialise in a particular health care service.

As a Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner (clinician) in the SER team you will be required to perform Point of Care Syphilis testing, venesection and urine sampling and testing for the purpose of detecting and treating STI’s. You will need to be familiar with common presentations, treatments and complications of the commonly occurring sexually transmitted infections. You will be prescribing and administering treatment according to CARPA guidelines and will be responsible for contact tracing as required. In addition to this a significant part of the role will be educating individual patients, couples, groups and community in issues around the effects and treatments of STI’s.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:-

  • Certificate IV Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice)
  • Current AHPRA Registration
  • Current Criminal History Check
  • Working with Children Card
  • Previous experience in Sexual Health or communicable disease will be advantageous

For further details regarding this position please refer to the Position Profile _Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner (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.