3493-11 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
Liaises with patients, clients and visitors to hospitals and health clinics and works as a team member to arrange, coordinate and provide health care delivery in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health clinics.
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.
- maintains health records and statistics
- acts as an advocate in the community they serve
- acts as a communicator and interpreter on behalf of clients and other health personnel
- provides clinical functions, including case management and follow-up, independently or in consultation with other health care providers
- provides health education to individual clients and health staff
- provides cultural education to persons outside the cultural community and life skills education to the community they serve
- provides counselling and referral for crisis problem cases
- provides input to the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all health programs in the community
- may perform a management role, providing staff counselling, facilitation, orientation, induction and development
- may carry out administrative duties including budgeting and correspondence
- may liaise with government and non-government agencies
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