Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service Role - Clinician (Syphilis Enhanced Response)

Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service Role – Clinician (Syphilis Enhanced Response) - Katherine, NT - Full-time

About Us

Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation delivering primary and clinical health care services to the Aboriginal people in Katherine and surrounding communities. Wurli prides itself on delivering a range of health and wellbeing services to the community in a style and manner that makes clients feel welcome and comfortable. Services include acute and general care, chronic disease, Women’s & Children health, men’s health, alcohol and other drugs, social and emotional wellbeing and client support services.


As part of Wurli’s vision to “To move forward as one, to heal our people and improve our health” Wurli introduced a new and exciting project called the Syphilis Enhanced Response (SER) program. The purpose of this program is to implement a ‘test and treat’ model in the Katherine region in order to address the needs of our population. The project will not only involved detection and treatment of this communicable disease but provide additional education and support services in relation to the effects, treatment and prevention.


Registered Aboriginal Islander Health Practitioner / Registered Nurse are responsible for delivering safe, high-quality clinical services, patient care, health promotion and education as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The role is responsible for delivery of client services in accordance with Wurli policy and procedures, guided by CARPA standard treatment manual and applicable legislation and regulations. Depending on the clinic and/or program Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner / Registered Nurse may assess and treat clients, deliver specific health care programs or specialise in a particular health care service.


As a Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner / Registered Nurse (clinician) in the SER team, you will be required to perform Point of Care Syphilis testing, venesection and urine sampling and testing for the purpose of detecting and treating STI’s. You will need to be familiar with common presentations, treatments and complications of the commonly occurring sexually transmitted infections. You will be prescribing and administering treatment according to CARPA guidelines and will be responsible for contact tracing as required. In addition to this, a significant part of the role will be educating individual patients, couples, groups and community on issues around the effects and treatments of STI’s.


Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Certificate IV Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) / Batchelor of Nursing
  • Current AHPRA Registration
  • Current Criminal History Check
  • Working with Children Card
  • Previous experience in Sexual Health or communicable disease will be advantageous

For further information on this exciting opportunity, please contact a member of our Human Resources Team on (08) 8985 0000

Applications close COB Thursday, 27 May 2021.

Experience of working closely with and having a strong understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture would be considered an advantage.

Vacancy Description - Position-Profile-_Registered-Aboriginal-Health-Practitioner-SER.pdf (546 kB)
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