12 October, 2023

Aboriginal Health Practitioner (Minjilang, NT)


The Red Lily Health Board Aboriginal Corporation (RLHB) aims to empower Aboriginal people in the West Arnhem region and address health issues in the community by providing leadership with the long-term vision of establishing a regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service.

You’ve studied the principles of community health, now come and put it into practice.

We are very keen to have an Aboriginal Health Practitioner join the team. Cultural induction and awareness training is something that Red Lily provide to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous health staff to ensure the best chance of success in improving health outcomes for West Arnhem communities.

Minjilang Health Centre is situated on Croker Island 200km NE of Darwin with a population of approximately 300. It is currently a 3-clinician post. Two-bedroom housing is provided, and on-call is shared between the clinicians (with a community driver in support).

BASE SALARY: $108,160 TO $111,696 (negotiable based on experience and qualifications)


  • Base Salary up to $111,696 + Super + Call Outs + On Call Allowance
  • Generous leave entitlements (6 weeks of leave + additional leave accruals)
  • Salary Sacrifice for up to $15,900 per year (non-for-profit organisation ATO Rebate)
  • Accommodation provided including utilities
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Fly Out of Isolated Location Allowance
  • Flexible model/Job sharing available
  • Penalty rates for overtime and call outs!
  • On-Call Allowance

Primary Objective

As a part of a multidisciplinary health team provide a first point of contact for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to ensure quality provisions of health care services are delivered in a culturally safe and effective manner.

About the Team

The position will be part of the Red Lily Clinical Services team that provides primary health care in the West Arnhem region (including homelands). Coordination with other communities and teams within Red Lily and beyond will be necessary to ensure that the communities receive high quality services and achieve optimal outcomes.


  1. Provide quality primary health care to individuals, families and the community (including outstations as required) within own competency level and endorsed policies & protocols (e.g. CARPA Manual), in order to meet expected health outcomes
  2. Participate in the afterhours on-call roster to meet community emergency needs
  3. Work with minimal supervision in partnership with other team members, to facilitate the delivery of culturally safe health services
  4. Provide a link between Community culture and practices and deliver health service programs
  5. Participate in planning, delivery and evaluation of health education and health promotion programs to promote healthy lifestyles
  6. Provide or assist in the provision of emergency care within professional capabilities
  7. Ensure all documentation, records and electronic health information systems are maintained to ensure continuity and confidentiality of client care
  8. Participate in the development, implementation and review of the local Health Centre Service plan
  9. Participate in the organisation’s quality improvement process for the provision of safe, effective and efficient health care
  10. Participate in the development, implementation, and review of the Organisational plan
  11. Participate in performance management and professional development programs in consultation with management and professional support groups
  12. Participate in the orientation of new staff to the Organisation’s philosophy, policies and procedures and Health Centre functions to promote effective teamwork.

Key Selection Criteria


  1. Eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Healthcare Practitioner and relevant post graduate qualifications.
  2. Hold a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice), OR Certificate III in Aboriginal Health Work (Clinical) or equivalent (or higher) or willing to undertake assessment against the standards within a negotiated time frame.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  4. Ability and desire to work within a multidisciplinary team to bring about positive change in health outcomes.
  5. Covid-19 Vaccination certificate
  6. Demonstrated experience in the use of health IT systems.
  7. Commitment to own professional development and sharing knowledge and skills.
  8. Understanding of the principles of Quality Improvement processes and their application in the health care setting.
  9. Understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, remote area health, principles of primary healthcare and relevant legislation governing work practice.
  10. Knowledge of OH&S requirements within the workplace.
  11. Hold (or eligible for) Police Clearance Certificate and Ochre Card.
  12. Willingness to participate in an on call 24-hour roster.

Desirable skills

  1. Appropriate tertiary and/or post graduate qualifications.
  2. Experience in living and working in remote Aboriginal communities.

Please note: Due to the nature of this role, applicants are required to be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. This is a genuine occupational requirement for this position, which is exempt under Section 14 of the Anti-discrimination Act.

Thanks for reviewing this current opportunity with Red Lily Health Board, we look forward to receiving your application.

For more info on who we are and what we do please go to: https://redlily.org.au/ .

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