Indigenous Allied Health Assistant

Nhulunbuy, Australia
$66,844 - $72,093 p.a.
29 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-Term until March 2024 | Full-Time

Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 4

Salary Range:
$66,844 - $72,093 p.a.

Reporting to:
Allied Health Research Project Officer
Rural and Remote Health NT (CMPH)

Critical Information:

The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and s57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1995 (NT).

The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.


Under routine to general direction the Allied Health Assistant will contribute to cardiac rehabilitation services by providing supporting tasks prescribed by an Allied Health Professional. This includes completing both clinical and non-clinical support activities as part of a cardiac rehabilitation program and professional services to adult and aged care clients in Nhulunbuy, East Arnhem area and may include some community and client home based tasks.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Indigenous Allied Health Assistant is accountable for:

  • Assisting with timely, clinically and culturally appropriate cardiac rehabilitation and aged care services.
  • Building rapport with community members and organisations ensuring that the services provided are culturally appropriate.
  • Perform a defined range of basic procedures and activities as directed by Allied Health Research Project Officer, including individual and group education programs.
  • Maintaining close communication with Allied Health professionals, patients, families and other health professionals, regarding care and progress, including relevant documentation.
  • Contributing to patient records according to organisational guidelines and legal requirements.
  • Undertaking non-clinical tasks including, maintaining service delivery areas, retrieval, cleaning and maintaining of equipment as well as performing routine clerical and administrative duties.
  • Using several computer programs and online systems in order to facilitate both clinical and non-clinical duties.
  • Actively contributing to a multidisciplinary team through meetings, case conferences and multidisciplinary activities.
  • Contributing to quality improvement activities and quality control tasks as directed.
  • Facilitating and monitoring self-development to ensure ongoing education in order to meet professional competency and mandatory training requirements.
  • Participating in general preventative health education programs in conjunction with other health professionals as required.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a Certificate or Diploma in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Well-developed self-management skills, including time management, ability to organise and prioritise tasks, and complete duties in a timely manner with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated experience in work related activities relevant to this position, including teamwork and organisational responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated experience assisting health professionals with the delivery of preventive health programs, interacting with patients, and functional activities.
  • Effective IT skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, databases, Internet and the ability to quickly become competent with other systems and programs as required.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise effectively with colleagues, and the general public in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Experience in a health service setting is highly desirable.

For more information regarding this position, please contact Dr Chris Rissel.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all new staff members to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions and limited exemptions.
  • Northern Territory Government legislation (the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007) now requires all individuals in child related employment or whose duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with a child, to hold a valid 'Working with Children Clearance' (Ochre Card). This position involves child related work and is assessed as requiring a Working with Children Clearance/Ochre Card.
  • The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.

Information for Applicants:

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59 pm:

09 Oct 2022