Western NSW Local Health District

Improve access to healthcare in Western NSW.

To be considered for an interview, candidates must address the Selection Criteria in the Position Description

Employment TypeTemporary Full Time or Temporary Part Time until 30 June 2022
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 1
Remuneration: $
76,152 – $102,438 pa (plus super) / $38.41 – $51.66 ph (plus super)
Hours per week: 38 / 32 / 24
Dubbo NSW or Orange NSW  or Bathurst NSW

Case and Close Contact Tracer
Location Negotiable within Dubbo, Orange, or Bathurst

About the role:
This role contacts & conducts interviews with people who have either been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are a close contact. Establishing acquisition links, identifying high-risk/sensitive settings, and providing advice are also integral parts of the role.

You will use sensitive/tactful language and empathy to build rapport and maintain trust and ensure public health responsibilities are understood and cases/close contacts feel supported and know where to get help. Such information and advice you may supply include what it means to be a case/close contact; home isolation, including assessment and testing if symptomatic.

You will also build effective relationships with other stakeholders/support services and update databases as required.

This is a targeted position in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons. Whereby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply and, where found suitable, will be given higher priority under affirmative action in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities. In the event there are no suitable Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants, then applications from non-Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered. 

Where you’ll be working:  
The Public Health Unit works to identify, prevent and minimise public health risks to the community across both Western NSW and Far West Local Health Districts.  The Unit is currently very busy also responding to COVID-19 to protect the community. The job location for this position is negotiable within Dubbo, Orange, or Bathurst.

This role requires availability to work at least 3 x 8 hour shifts/week across a 7 day rotating roster. Current shifts are 08.30 am to 05.00 pm but may be varied if required (eg 11.30 am to 08.00 pm).  Some overtime work may also be required.

For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers.

About us:
WNSWLHD is the largest employer in the region, with over 7,700 dedicated staff working across 3 major rural referral hospitals, 50 community health centres, numerous corporate and executive offices and 38 inpatient facilities – which include 25 multipurpose services and 4 district health services.

We are committed to building a workplace that values diversity, inclusion and belonging, by recognising and valuing the skills and strengths each person can bring to our organisation. As a vibrant and diverse region, rich in community and culture, we welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

Watch our video to find out what it is like to work with the Western NSW Local Health District.

Some of the benefits of working with us include:

  • Genuine support in an inclusive, compassionate and caring team environment.
  • Interesting and challenging work that will bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope and fast-track your career. 
  • Greater autonomy and responsibility to reach your full potential.
  • Opportunities to make an impact and shape the future of rural health through involvement in projects, innovations and research.
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including access to a mentoring program and in-house training with our Organisational Development Unit and eLearning system.
  • Access to Fitness Passport and free and confidential counseling services.

How to apply:
Candidates must read the Position Description and address the Selection Criteria for the role, providing examples where required. You must also upload a copy of your current CV as part of your application. For assistance, see our Guide to Employment with WNSWLHD. For further information on the remuneration and conditions, visit NSW Public Health System Awards.

Candidates should note that we are unable to sponsor a work visa for this position.

Applications will close on 28 Nov 2021 – 11:59 pm.

For role related enquiries, please reach out to Jenni Floyd on (02) 6809 8743 or  Jennifer.Floyd@health.nsw.gov.au

COVID-19 Response:
All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful for this role.

Talent Pool
If we identify a surplus of suitable candidates for this role, you may also be invited to an eligibility list where you could be offered an alternative position per the relevant Award.