Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service
- Commencing $67,853 per annum
- 9.5% superannuation; salary sacrifice; training and development; employee assistance program; uniform supplied by employer
The position of Nurse Home Visitor will contribute to improving the personal and environmental health, wellbeing, learning and development of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children by working in conjunction with experienced Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Family Partnership Workers using a partnership approach with first-time mothers and their extended families in a culturally sensitive manner through scheduled home visits.
The key objectives of the role include:
- Visit clients on a regular basis over a period of 30 months in their homes throughout the Macleay and Nambucca Valley areas
- Develop, and maintain over an extended period, therapeutic relationships with women and their families in a home visiting environment
- Perform home visiting and other duties in accordance with the policies, procedures, guidelines and standards of Durri and the ANFP Program model, training and operational guidelines
- Assess physical, social, emotional and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the ANFP domains
- Promote community awareness of ANFP Program services and approaches
- Consult and collaborate with other professionals involved in providing services to women and families; develop and maintain professional relationships to support client referrals; and remain informed of emerging practice developments and family issues so as to provide culturally safe, quality, nurse home visiting services
- Meet with the ANFP Program Supervisor frequently for reflective professional supervision, and as required, schedule joint home visits with the ANFP Program Supervisor
- Participate in quality improvement efforts, including maintenance of timely and accurate service data for input to information management systems, and cooperate in the analysis and review of case reports to identify achievements and areas for improvement
- Assist in the adaptation and development of education, support and referral resources, and use these to assist clients to attain their targeted goals
- Complete all work within strict professional confidentiality guidelines, use tact and diplomacy when dealing with information of a highly sensitive nature to ensure all personal client information is kept secure and the privacy and dignity of clients is maintained at all times
- Actively engage in all required ANFP training courses and skills development forums to complement existing professional knowledge and meet all ANFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements including reliability in the application of clinical tools
- Participate in professional development activities (including staff meetings and case conferences) in conjunction with other Durri team members, and with employees of ANFP services throughout Australia
- Support and coach others in the ANFP model, and positively represent ANFP principles in dealings with both internal and external customers and colleagues
- Actively participate in creating a safe and affirming work environment that promotes productivity, mentoring, teamwork and cooperation, including recognising accomplishments of team members, considering differing viewpoints when analysing issues and problem solving, seeking and responding appropriately to feedback, and maintaining clear, effective, open, honest communication with both internal and external customers and colleagues
- Work within Durri ACMS’s Workplace Health and Safety requirements and instruction and advice of any concerns you have about safety in the workplace. Recognise, recommend and implement actions to prevent unsafe work practice
- Participate in quality assurance programs to ensure safe and effective health care
- Participate in organisational and community activities to advance the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Other duties as required, within your skills, experience and capacity.
Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service (Durri ACMS) is the preferred provider of crucial primary health care and associated services which address the wellbeing of the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and wider communities of the Macleay Valley and Nambucca Valley regions.
Durri aims to be an employer of choice in Aboriginal health, supporting a skilled and flexible workforce.
Durri is a great place to work - a family friendly and culturally sensitive work environment that values people.
If you have a passion for indigenous health and are committed to closing the gap, then if you are successful in your application, we will welcome you to join our committed team of health professionals.