Care coordinator (nurse)

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Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health

Logo for Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community HealthThe Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (Yulu-Burri-Ba) is responsible for providing a safe, friendly, confidential and culturally appropriate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care service in line with community needs and consistent with relevant National and State Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health frameworks. The public primary health care service Yulu-Burri-Bar provides incorporates a bulk-billing general practice medical clinic; a dental clinic; an individual support and counselling service, health screening and health promotion activities.
 
The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health is a key stakeholder in the delivery of these services and provides support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services in the South East Queensland region.

Closing date: 

5pm, 22 December 2017

Timezone: 

Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Location: 

Capalaba
Queensland

Job category: 

  • Corporate business support

Type of vacancy: 

Full time
Ongoing

Salary and conditions: 

$65,000

Job description/overview: 

The Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (CCSS) Program is one of the measures included in the National Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes. Under this Program, a qualified health care worker will be appointed to provide:

1. Care coordination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with a chronic disease. Patients must be referred by a GP in general practices or Indigenous Health Services participating in the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Indigenous Health Incentive (IHI); and

2. Access to Supplementary Services. There is a flexible pool of funds that can be used to assist patients receiving care coordination under the CCSS Program. The funds can be used to access medical specialist and allied health services that are in accordance with the patient’s care plan. The funds may also be used to assist with the cost of local transport to health care appointments.

Selection criteria

As the successful applicant you will have:

  • Appropriate qualifications as a Nurse (RN, EN or EEN)
  • An understanding and commitment to the concept and philosophy of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations
  • An ability to develop rapport with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients/communities and provide support in a culturally sensitive way
  • Clinical understanding of chronic disease
  • An ability to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
  • An ability to work effectively with/engage a range of health professionals and services
  • Demonstrated competence in use I.T. including electronic client record systems

For more information please download the position description.

Contact person and how to apply: 

Taygan Tucker, ph: (07) 3900 7800, email: hr@ybb.com.au

Selection process

Suitable applicants will be contacted to attend an interview. All applicants will be kept informed during the recruitment process.


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