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Podiatrist - Gladstone

Health Workforce Queensland

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Organisation Information:
This Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service operating in Gladstone and the greater Central Queensland Region delivering a comprehensive range of primary health care, aged care and community support service functions.

Their mission is that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community members, and the community as a whole, have the right to access equitable and high-quality health care, regardless of culture, ethnicity or where they live. This organisation understands that an equitable health system is one that is culturally competent and recognises people’s connection to country and cultural wellbeing as an essential element to achieving a state of wellness. They will empower and value clients and communities in health care and note that this is the cornerstone to Community Controlled Primary Health Care. This organisation has a passion to make a difference with the values of excellence, cultural practice, honesty, respect, integrity, diversity, inclusiveness and uniqueness.

This ACCHS is a multi-faceted Human and Social Services provider that is responsible for the delivery of integrated comprehensive primary health care, aged care, health education and promotion programs, community support services and Family Wellbeing program. In addition to the above-mentioned services, this organisation provides programs under the “Close the Gap” initiatives. There are staff and contractors employed with the organisation to ensure that the service delivery of these programs is provided within funding and statutory guidelines.

This organisation is a great place to work. Their staff  believes work should be enjoyable, whilst still taking their responsibilities to the organisation, clients and other key stakeholders very seriously. They have an informal organisational culture and understand that team work is critical to delivering the best services possible. Their absolutely committed to providing better health and community services outcomes for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people of all ages, and the community as a whole. 

About Gladstone,
The Gladstone Region is the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef and combines industry, world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, rural hinterland and sandstone wilderness. The Region has a population of over 62,000 and invests heavily into community through festivals and events. As a busy Port city we welcome cruise ships to our Region and export resources across the world. Gladstone is a 1 hour flight from Brisbane. https://www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/tourism

Position Description:
The primary position objectives are to provide direct culturally appropriate podiatry services to the community as part of a multi- disciplinary team/program and contribute to new and existing initiatives to further develop the Podiatry model. The roles and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Provision of Clinical Care

  • Provide clinical services to clients during hours of operation of the service, in keeping with accepted best practice standards

  • Provide appropriate clinical care, including;

    • Biomechanical , General care

    • Surgery, Diabetic foot care

    • Provision of orthotics and appropriate footwear

  • Liaise with health professionals including General Practitioners on patient care and provide reports to referring GP’s in accordance with Medicare requirements

  • Utilize electronic health record system

  • Ensure information is recorded accurately and in a timely manner in the electronic health record system, and that records are maintained in accordance with AGPAL standards

  • Ensure maintenance of privacy and confidentiality in relation to client information

Service and Professional Development

  • Participate in ongoing professional clinical development, assessment and governance processes as approved/organized by the Manager

  • Work with the Manager to identify any issues arising in processes or systems within clinics which impact on service delivery, Medicare billing or safety and quality.

  • Actively maintain knowledge of the application of the MBS relevant to your job role and ensure information about completed MBS items is effectively captured for accurate processing of claims

  • Undertake reporting activities together with other relevant documentation within the scope of your role.

  • Maintain the information flow that supports reliable data and documentation in your area of responsibility.

  • Participate in business planning processes and policy and procedure formulation and improvement within your area of responsibility

Develop & Maintain Linkages

  • Foster productive working relationships with other organisation staff in the delivery of seamless support services

  • Foster productive working relationships with internal and external providers

  • Work to foster productive working relationships with relevant government departments, Queensland Health and other specialist providers

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with the communities in the target areas

Legal Obligation – All relevant health professionals who, in the course of their duties, formulate a reasonable suspicion that a child or young person has been abused or neglected in their home/community environment, have a legislative and a duty of care obligation to immediately report such concerns to the Department of Child Safety

Selection Criteria 

  • Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their leaders, respecting traditional culture, values and ways of doing business

  • Working knowledge of health issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a strong commitment to improving health outcomes

  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

  • Demonstrated skill in working in a primary care setting, in particular the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with a sound understanding of your role in the cycle of care for a client

  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written skills with particular emphasis on interpersonal communication skills, confidentiality and record keeping

  • Computer skills – able to work effectively with electronic client record systems

  • Experience in providing assessment, case management and podiatry services to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people

Qualification and Experience:

  • Qualified as a Podiatrist; unconditional registration through AHPRA and demonstrated experience as a practicing Podiatrist

  • Demonstrated ability to comply with the profession’s code of ethics and function in accordance with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

  • Current Blue Card (working with children and young people) or willingness to apply for a Blue Card, unless AHPRA registered. Any changes to criminal history should be advised to the supervisor as soon as practicable. (Yellow Card required for NDIS related positions

  • Police Check required

  • Current First Aid & CPR

For more information on this position, please contact our team via [email protected]

Please apply via the 'Apply Now' button on this page.

Following successful placement, eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives. This position may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development.

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Date posted
10 Aug 2021
Healthcare & Medical
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