Aboriginal Transport Officer Balranald

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Hospital Assistants
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REQ164148 Requisition #

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time (Full Time position dependent on funding with Maari Ma)
Position Classification: Community Aide
Remuneration: $26.75 - $28.45 ph
Hours Per Week: 24
Requisition ID: REQ164148

Please note you will be employed on a permanent part time basis for 24 hours with Far West LHD, the position is co-funded with Maari Ma for 16 hours making this a full time position, the hours with Maari Ma are dependent on funding


To apply for this poisition you must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (N.B. An applicant's race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under section 14 of the NSW Anti- Discrimination Act 1977)

The Far West Local Health District makes up the western-most District in NSW, sharing its borders with South Australia, Queensland and Victoria. Far West LHD provides primary care to an estimated resident population of 30,099, employing over 800 staff across 10 facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia.

To promote our vision of “excellence in rural and remote health”, Far West LHD upholds its CORE values of Collaboration, Openness Respect, and Empowerment.

Are you up for living and working in the beautiful and rural NSW Outback, devoid of traffic and commuting? Check us out at https://jobs.health.nsw.gov.au/ You can also find us on Facebook.



What you'll be doing
Provide safe, comfortable transport for Aboriginal clients requiring transfer to Health Care facilities or destinations within and external to the District.

Skills and Knowledge

  1. Being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is considered a genuine occupational qualification as per section 14 of the NSW Anti Discrimination Act 1977.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with health professionals about clinical matters (within the scope of the role) and to provide sensitive customer service to a diverse range of clients.
  3. Ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  4. Basic communication technology skills, including the ability to accurately document patient transport episodes in the electronic medical record.
  5. An understanding of Primary Health Care.
  6. Physically capable of transferring patients, loading, unloading and manoeuvring patients on and off stretchers or wheelchairs, in line with Work Health and Safety legislation and policy.
  7. Current First Aid Cardiopulmonary certificates and BLS (or willingness to obtain) as minimum qualifications, with the ability to successfully complete further mandatory and refresher training as required.
  8. Current licence to drive in NSW with a proven safe driving record, verified by a Roads and Maritime Services licence summary prepared within the month prior to applying for the position.


Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Thomas Cashion on Thomas.Cashion@health.nsw.gov.au 

  3) Maari Ma - Linda Lynott on Linda.Lynott@maarima.com.au



                  Applications Close: 1/6/2020

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