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Care Coordinator

Care Coordinator

Doomadgee

Full Time

Care Coordinator – Doomadgee

About Gidgee Healing

Gidgee Healing (‘Gidgee’) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, representing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the Northwest, and Lower Gulf regions of Queensland. We provide a broad range of primary health care and aged care services, and we are now the largest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service provider by land area in Queensland. 

Position Summary

To provide quality nursing services to primary health care patients, to ensure the delivery of quality health care, lifestyle, and accommodation services to the Community. Functional accountabilities of this role include: Supporting patients with complex care needs to make informed healthcare decisions; and to access timely, appropriate and sequenced health care services, support the coordination and delivery of coordinated, streamlined and optimal service delivery of health care for patients; and support the provision of tele/video based healthcare services in Doomadgee as well as specialist clinics and services, support and Coordinate the delivery of the Rheumatic Heart Disease program in partnership with the Family Health Team and, ensure adequate and timely processes for all Rheumatic Heart Disease recalls.

About you

  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN) or Diploma of Nursing (EEN) or Certificate IV or above in Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, Community Care or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability, or ability to learn, to support to develop systems, plan protocols and frameworks to support the development of sustainable and quality programs.
  • Demonstrated ability in Primary Health Care, and working independently and in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Awareness of local health issues and a demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite, or willingness and capacity to learn.
  • Awareness of and commitment to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Care.
  • Working knowledge of health issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a strong commitment to improving health outcomes.
  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Current C Class Drivers License (QLD) – essential.
  • Satisfactory police check – no serious Criminal/Court record.
  • Current Blue Card (working with children and young people) or willingness to apply.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as required, including the requirement to travel, work and stay overnight for up to several days at a time in remote areas.
  • Willingness to travel by road and small plane.

For further information on this position please contact Kate Troxell on 0436 924 495.

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