Aboriginal Health Clinician

November 28, 2021

Job Location: Melbourne Western Suburbs
Employer: St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (Ltd)
Part time

  • Permanent, part time 20 hours per week
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Progress Your Career Today!
Why work for St Vincent’s Correctional Health Service?

  • Make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable patients
  • Use your skills and experience to support a multidisciplinary team
  • Career development opportunities in a growing service
  • Unique and rewarding work environment

About the Role

You will be responsible for the operation of effective Aboriginal Liaison Clinics at Port Philip Prison, as well as the provision of direct clinical and/or health care support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners. The role requires effective collaboration and teamwork with St Vincent’s Correctional Health, the Aboriginal Health Unit, Justice Health, Corrections Victoria, DHHS, and partners of G4S. It will be a dual role of Aboriginal Health Clinician x2 shifts, combined with general nurse clinics x 3 shifts (rotating roster).

  • Engage Aboriginal prisoners so that they are able to address and manage their health care needs
  • Complete integrated care plans
  • Identify general health and mental health risk factors and make appropriate referrals
  • Participate in supervision and professional development that supports own learning objectives for this role and in designated operational meetings
  • Develop tools and resources that facilitate delivery of care to Aboriginal prisoners through culturally sensitive practices and processes

Classifications for this position, Registered Nurse Grade 3B YU11 – YU12 ($96,408).

Your Contribution

  • Bachelor of Nursing, AHPRA registration
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal culture, values and social health issues
  • Experience in working constructively with Aboriginal communities and personnel
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Victorian health system and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs)
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge of the application of assessment and intervention frameworks
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with other service providers to achieve best outcomes for Aboriginal prisoners
  • Current National criminal history check

What we offer

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ability to join Fitness Passport – Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities
  • Staff Health Centre
  • Free car parking
  • Discounts and Promotions always available through our Foundation
  • Career development & advancement encouraged
  • Culture of continuous improvement
  • Port Phillip Retention Allowance

About the Department

The Aboriginal Health Clinician will be based at Port Phillip Prison (PPP), reporting to the Manager Correctional Health Services. The position will also have links with the Aboriginal Health Unit (AHU) at SVHM. The AHU consists of the Manager Aboriginal Health Unit, the Senior Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer (SALO), the Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officers/Mental Health Liaison Officer, the Coordinator Aboriginal Health Projects and Quality Improvement, the Aboriginal Cadetships Coordinator and there will be linkages to the Aboriginal Employment Officer position and to other clinical staff in Aboriginal identified positions.


Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Inclusion is essential to our mission and diversity reflects the community we serve.

Please visit our website, for further information regarding our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment at SVHM.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases in healthcare settings. You may therefore be required to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

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