Native Allied Health Assistant Job with FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

About Flinders

Our bold vision, reflected in our Strategic Plan: Make a Difference: Agenda 2025, is to be internationally recognized as a global research leader, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of the most enterprising graduates from Australia.

To achieve this ambition, we recently made a significant organizational change to a six-college structure with professional alignment of staff and services.

We recognize that the key to our success is exceptional people and we are looking for an exceptional individual to join our transformed university team.

Type of employment:
Fixed term (Fixed term)

Position Summary

Fixed term until March 2024 | Full time

Pay level:
Higher Education Officer Level 4

Wage scale:
$66,844 – $72,093 per year

Pertaining to:
Paramedic Research Project Officer
NT Rural and Remote Health (CMPH)

Critical information:

The filling of this post is intended to be a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and section 57 of the 1995 on anti-discrimination (NT).

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


Under general routine guidance, the Paramedic Assistant will contribute to Cardiac Rehabilitation Services by providing support duties as prescribed by a Paramedic Professional. This includes carrying out clinical and non-clinical support activities as part of a cardiac rehabilitation program and professional services to adult and elderly care clients in Nhulunbuy, East Arnhem Region and may include certain community and home client tasks.

Main responsibilities of the position

The Native Paramedic Assistant is responsible for:

  • Help provide timely, clinically and culturally appropriate cardiac rehabilitation and elder care services.
  • Build relationships with community members and organizations ensuring services provided are culturally appropriate.
  • Perform a defined range of basic procedures and activities as directed by the Paramedic Research Project Officer, including individual and group education programs.
  • Maintain close communication with allied health professionals, patients, families and other healthcare professionals regarding care and progress, including relevant documentation.
  • Contribute to patient records in accordance with organizational guidelines and legal requirements.
  • Undertake non-clinical duties including maintaining service delivery areas, retrieving, cleaning and maintaining equipment, and performing routine clerical and administrative duties.
  • Use a variety of computer programs and online systems to facilitate clinical and non-clinical tasks.
  • Actively contribute to a multidisciplinary team through meetings, case conferences and multidisciplinary activities.
  • Contribute to quality improvement activities and quality control tasks as directed.
  • Facilitate and monitor personal development to ensure ongoing training to meet job skills and mandatory training requirements.
  • Participate in general preventive health education programs in collaboration with other health care professionals as required.
  • Any other responsibilities related to the level of the position assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Capabilities of the key position

  • Have obtained a certificate or diploma in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of experience and/or relevant education and/or training.
  • Well-developed self-management skills, including time management, the ability to organize and prioritize tasks, and complete tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated experience in work-related activities relevant to this position, including teamwork and organizational responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in assisting healthcare professionals in the delivery of preventive health programs, patient interaction and functional activities.
  • Effective computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, databases, the Internet and the ability to quickly become proficient 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 is highly desirable.

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

Prescribed conditions of employment

Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires all new staff to be current on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions and limited exemptions.

Northern Territory Government legislation (the Child Care and Protection Act 2007) now requires that all persons engaged in employment relating to children or whose duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with a child, hold a valid “authorization to work with children” (Ochre Carte). This position involves work related to children and is assessed as requiring a work with children authorization / ocher card.

The filling of this post is intended to constitute an equal opportunities measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and section 65 of the Race Discrimination Act 1984 Equal Opportunity (SA). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.

Information for applicants:

A valid National Police Certificate satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful candidate can commence the position.

We seek to increase diversity to improve equal opportunity for employees, and therefore encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities and/or of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

Please note that late applications and applications sent through agencies will not be accepted.

Closing of applications at 11:59 p.m.:

Sep 25, 2022

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