3 Easy Steps

  • 1Search for courses by Study Area, Level and Location
  • 2We deliver you all the matched results
  • 3Choose one or more course providers to contact you
Industry

Distance from location (kms)

Exact 5 10 25 50 100

Posted since

All 2 Days 1 Week 2 Weeks 1 Month

Sort results by

Relevance Date

17

April

Aboriginal Care Coordinator (Brhc)

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd - Broome, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Job Description
About Kimberley Renal Services

Kimberley Renal Services (KRS) includes 4 Renal Health Centres based in Fitzroy Crossing, Broome, Kununurra, and Derby and a mobile prevention unit.

The incidence of Kidney Disease in the Kimberley is one of the highest in Australia. Chronic Kidney disease (CKD) and End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) incidence within the Aboriginal population of the Kimberley greatly exceeds the national burden of disease. Dialysis prevalence for this region has more than tripled in the last decade and is increasing at a much faster rate than in the rest of Western Australia (WA).

KRS and the regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) have developed a renal strategic plan to help combat this health crisis. This has enabled many patients to return to the Kimberley from Perth, which is 2,500kms away, to receive their treatment.

About the Opportunity

Please note: Due to the nature of this role, applicants are required to be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. This is a genuine occupational requirement for this position, which is exempt under Section 14 of the Anti-discrimination Act.

The Kimberley Renal Service now has an opportunity for a Aboriginal Care Coordinator to join their multidisciplinary team based in Broome, WA. This role will be offered on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Integrated Services Manager, you will be responsible for establishing and implementing effective care coordination services within the region to support Aboriginal patients to seek more proactive chronic disease management and care.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:
Liaises with other KRS Aboriginal Care Coordinators as required to support renal clients and their families
Assist clients to access health services, including medical appointments, PATS, social work, aged care and allied health
Assist clients to access accommodation and provide ongoing support.
Support clients to live independently, or at the hostel or in aged care facilities.
Assist clients with securing their income including Centre link payments, and assist clients to address financial difficulties.
About You

To be successful in this role, you will have well-developed knowledge of community agencies and services and good record keeping and organizational skills.

While not essential, candidates with the following will be highly regarded:

Previous work experience in a health setting
Capacity to mentor other Aboriginal staff
Sound computer skills
Availability to travel within the Kimberley

Successful candidates must have a current “C" class driver’s licence, ability to travel by road and/or small planes as required, and willingness to undergo a National Police Check prior to employment with KRS.

To view the full position description, please click here.

About the Benefits

KRS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, staff development programs are not only encouraged but are often paid for by KRS. These are highly attractive opportunities for someone with a desire to develop their professional knowledge and experience in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health!

There are also a wide range of fantastic additional benefits for the role, including:

Attractive base salary of $70,352 PLUS Super;
Accommodation allowance of $7,800 pro rata; and
Annual airfares of $1,285 on 12 months of continuous service

Working closely with patients, their families and carers, this is a role where you will witness the direct positive impact you're making in the community, as part of a close-knit KRS team. You will be continually recognised for your dedication and hard work!

Don't miss this exciting and rewarding opportunity to have a positive impact on the health outcomes of Indigenous communities in the spectacular Kimberley region - Apply Now!