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Settlement Health Coordinator

Advertiser: DPV HEALTH LTDMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
1 Feb 2019
Melbourne, Northern Suburbs
Work Type
Part Time
Healthcare & Medical, Nursing - Community, Maternal & Child Health
  • Part Time 0.8 EFT
  • Fixed term to June 2020 employed by DPV Heath
  • Co-located at AMES Australia in Dallas, working across multiple DPV Heath sites (Hume & Whittlesea) & within community
  • Registered Health Nurse 4B

DPV Health is a Primary Health Service that provides a range of primary health, dental, disability, population health and social support services to the growing communities within the Hume & Whittlesea catchments of the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne.

The Position

This position will be employed by DPV Health.  This 0.8 fixed term role is for an experienced refugee health nurse, otherwise known as Settlement Health Coordinator.  Duties will involve providing health and community service orientation, triage and referral for newly arrived refugees.  The nurses will aim to improve the quality of referrals and assessments of refugees from settlement services to health services via training of AMES Australia settlement case managers and improved triage practices.  In doing this, the nurses will provide an important link between refugee health programs delivered by community health services, AMES Australia settlement services and broader referral to health and human services.  The nurse will be co-located at AMES Australia settlement services in Dallas The position will apply advanced clinical knowledge and decision making skills with comprehensive assessment and needs identification. The position will work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally to achieve the delivery to best practice specialised refugee nursing health care.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation agency (APHRA)
  • Sound experience in community public health and primary health care
  • Sound knowledge of community health principles
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in working with clients from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds
  • Experience in provision of training
  • Skills in planning, implementing and evaluating broad based projects
  • Current Victorian driver’s licence
  • Basic word processing, Power Point and Excel computer skills
  • Knowledge of local and regional services and groups

To be considered for the role, you must address the key selection criteria in the attached position description and provide a separate KSC document.

Benefits of working at DPV Health

  • Reduced-tax salary and other salary packaging benefits (Permanent or Fixed term positions only)
  • Novated car lease option (Permanent positions only)
  • On-going professional development
  • Highly supportive culture with family-friendly practices
  • Clinical and professional supervision
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted health insurance


Applications close on 18 February  2019

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a National Police Check, hold a Working with Children Check, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check, full Drivers Licence and work rights for Australia.

DPV Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring we have an inclusive, diverse and safe workplace for our staff and clients. To us diversity means people of any age, family situation, cultural and linguistic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical sex characteristics, ability or disability, health, life experience, socio-economic situation, faith, spirituality and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.  We encourage all individuals to apply.




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