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Senior Clinician – Aboriginal Health Program Team Leader – Full Time or Part Time (Fixed term from 27 Dec 2021 to 3 July 2022)

Austin Health is one of Victoria’s major health services. We provide care across three campuses in Melbourne’s north-east: Austin Hospital (including the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre), Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, as well as in the community and at home.

We offer a range of specialist, state-wide services and we are an internationally recognised leader in clinical teaching and training, offering tertiary health services and professional education with leading universities and research institutes.

We are renowned for our specialist work in cancer, infectious diseases, obesity, sleep medicine, liver and intestinal transplantation, intensive care medicine, neurology, endocrinology, mental health, and rehabilitation.

Austin Health is committed to providing an inclusive culture where all employees can contribute to the best of their ability and strive to develop further. Find more at

Local Work Environment

This position is based within the Ngarra Jarra Aboriginal Health Program which is part of the Allied Health Division and comprises the following:

  • Austin Health
  • Allied Health Therapies – Physiotherapy, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition and Dietetics, Orthotics & Prosthetics, Podiatry, Clinical and Neuropsychology and Creative and Leisure Services
  • Ngarra Jarra Aboriginal Health Program
  • Tracheotomy Review and Management Service
  • Spiritual Care
  • Language Services

Ngarra Jarra means ‘Healing’ in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri People. The Ngarra Jarra Aboriginal Health Program
provides services across all three sites of Austin Health; across Clinical Service Units and provides care across the continuum from the Emergency Department through bed-based services and outpatient and ambulatory care.

Position Purpose

The Aboriginal Health Team Leader is responsible for strategic leadership and operational management to Ngarra Jarra staff at Austin Health. The Ngarra Jarra Program plays a vital role in supporting Austin Health to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, their families, and communities. As the Team Leader, you will support the health service to identify and action a number of strategic priorities that strengthen the hospital response to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Victoria.

In this role, you will be integral to building upon connections with local and regional Aboriginal community health services, consumers, and Aboriginal Elders to meet the health and cultural safety needs for patients and families accessing the health service. This will require ensuring there are appropriate systems, pathways, targets, and indicators in place to routinely monitor progress.

Austin Health is committed to providing an inclusive culture where all employees can contribute to the best of their ability and strive to develop further. We recognise that our people are our greatest strength. We want them to thrive, be their best selves and feel engaged, safe and empowered. To achieve this, diversity and inclusion is essential to our culture and our values.

Applications close: 12 December 2021

Please view the full position description for detail information about the role. A cover letter outlining your experience and a current resume can be emailed to Deb Leahy at Diversity&[email protected] 



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Job Details

  • Role Category
  • Job Type Full Time, Part Time
  • Location Melbourne
  • Job Posted 16/11/2021
  • Application Close 12/12/2021
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