Aboriginal Health Practitioner

Fixed-term, full time contract from 6 March 2023 - 30 June 2025 (Part time - 4 days per week will also be considered)Based in Darwin | Travel to remote communities required via light aircraft or 4WD. Are you an enthusiastic and motivated Aboriginal Health Practitioner who   has experience working in either maternal/child health or within remote Indigenous community health environments?   If this sounds like you, join our team to help make a difference. About the Role:Menzies is looking for an Aboriginal Health Practitioner to be part of a new, randomised controlled trial to assess whether a single dose of oral azithromycin given before birth will reduce the rate of bacterial infections in mothers and babies.  The Aboriginal Health Practitioner will be responsible for participant recruitment, clinical assessments, data collection and entry and conducting follow up visits. They will also conduct hospital, clinic and community visits. This position will be based in Darwin and will require travel to remote communities (by light aircraft or 4WD) for up to 3 days per trip and several times per year. What you will bring to the roleAs an enthusiastic, qualified Aboriginal Health Practitioner, you will have at least two (2) years’ experience working in maternal/child health or in remote Indigenous community health environments such as within communities, hospitals and health service settings in the Northern Territory where you have experience in providing recommendations to health professionals and developed treatment plans. In addition, you will have the relevant Aboriginal Health Practitioner qualification and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).This role requires good communication skills (both orally and in writing) and the ability to engage with Aboriginal people and people from diverse cultures as well as the ability to work collaboratively with health professionals and academic colleagues. Why MenziesMenzies is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses. If making a positive health impact in Australia and across our region excites and motivates you, join us as we continue to translate our research into effective programs and partnerships in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and find enduring solutions to health problems that matter. Benefits of working for MenziesExciting career opportunity with one of Australia’s leading health research institutes.Base salary of $81,803 - $87,901 (GSL 6) per annum, pro-rata (total remuneration salary package including superannuation of $104,548 - $111,579 per annum, pro-rata).6 weeks annual leave, significant salary packaging benefits and other market leading conditions.Option to increase superannuation contributions to 14%.15 days personal (sick) leave. If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact: Dr. Jemima BeissbarthSenior Research OfficerChild Health DivisionVia email: Jemima.Beissbarth@menzies.edu.au  How to Apply:Applicants are required to provide:Cover letter;Current resume;Any other relevant supporting documentation. To obtain the Position Description, or for more information on how to apply for this position, please visit Menzies’ careers website: http://careers.menzies.edu.au or phone Human Resources on 08 8946 8626. Closing date: 29 January 2023 This position is designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people only. The position will only be open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and section 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1992 (NT). Position Description 81803 AUD Darwin 0800