The Medicare Coordinator will work on developing, implementing, promoting and evaluating a program of AH&MRC activities that aim to build NSW ACCHSs capacity around Medicare, using system strengthening and continuous quality improvement approaches. Medicare is the Australian government funding system for health care delivery.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Contribute to the development, implementation, promotion and evaluation of a plan for AH&MRC support activities for ACCHSs around Medicare
- Develop, deliver and evaluate agreed Medicare training and support activities for ACCHSs, including workshops, site visits, phone support, that are appropriate for ACCHSs, needs based and equitable
- Support ACCHS development of teams, communications and systems to achieve improvements in Medicare use that also support ACCHS models of primary health care delivery
- Identify, adapt, develop and disseminate tools and resources that support Medicare use in ACCHS settings, including models of good practice and stories of positive change, and reporting about Medicare usage designed for ACCHS to use for CQI purposes
- Work with ACCHSs and other agencies active in providing support on Medicare to facilitate ACCHS access to this support. Other support agencies include Medicare Australia, Primary Health Networks, Rural Doctors Network and others
- Provide support on Medicare issues to AH&MRC staff working in a range program areas, to build understanding and capacity to deliver advice and support
- Support information dissemination and exchange about Medicare use and models within the ACCHS sector locally, regionally, within NSW, and nationally
- Contribute to AH&MRC policy positions and reports about Medicare use in an ACCHS setting
About the Organisation
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services are accessible, sustainable, adequately resourced, have a skilled workforce, and meet the health needs and aspirations of Aboriginal peoples. Aboriginal peoples experience self-determination in all areas of their lives. Aboriginal peoples achieve physical, cultural, social and emotional wellbeing, and contribute to the overall health, wellbeing and strength of their communities.
The purpose of the AH&MRC is to:
- lead the Aboriginal health agenda for better policies, programs, services, and practices
- ensure Aboriginal knowledge informs decision-making processes
- support, strengthen and sustain Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.