NSW Government Hunter New England Local Health District

Remuneration: $67,063 – $87,301 (Pro-Rata for Part-Time) + Super + Salary Packaging
Location: Kamilaroi CountryNarrabri Community Health Service
Employment Type: Temp Full-Time until June 2027
Position Classification: Aboriginal Hlth Practitioner
Hours Per Week: 20
Requisition ID: REQ465081
Applications Close: Tuesday, 13th February 2024

About the Role

  • The primary purpose of the Aboriginal Health Practitioner is to provide holistic and culturally appropriate palliative care and end-of-life services to Aboriginal patients and their families and carers.
  • The candidate will collaborate with palliative care and End of life team, whilst supporting patients and families in a culturally sensitive approach.
  • You will be working alongside palliative care clinicians in Narrabri health service and consulting with a multidisciplinary Health Team.
  • The candidate will be provided cultural supervision from appropriate peers and education to support knowledge and skill to provide care for patients and families requiring palliative care and end-of-life care.

Where you’ll be working

  • Working in Narrabri is a great opportunity to experience the beauty of rural Australia.
  • From the stunning natural landscape to the friendly locals, you will get to experience something unique.
  • The town also offers great employment opportunities and a strong economy, as well as a safe and welcoming community.
  • You’ll also benefit from the proximity to major cities, allowing you to take advantage of the modern amenities while still being surrounded by the serenity of the countryside.
  • Whether you are looking to start a career, advance an existing one, or enjoy a slower pace of life, Narrabri has something for everyone.


  • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Superannuation contributions 11%
  • Salary packaging – Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing.
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members


  • This is an identified Aboriginal position. Applicants must be of Aboriginal descent. Exemption is claimed under section 14d of the anti-discrimination act 1977.
  • Hold a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) and a current authority to practice as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Additional Information

  • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent part-time and temporary part-time vacancies.
  • To be eligible for permanent employment in this position you must be an Australian Citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable local candidate is identified for the position; in this instance, you may only be offered employment in line with the conditions and expiry date of your visa.
  • We are unable to accommodate visa sponsorship for applicants requiring a visa for this position.

Need more information?

2) Find out more about applying for this position

For role-related queries or questions contact Sharon Philpott on Sharon.Philpott@health.nsw.gov.au

Applicants will be assessed against the essential requirements and selection criteria contained within the position description (link below). For assistance addressing selection criteria visit: https://bit.ly/3vL5fq2

Stepping Up Website is a resource designed to help indigenous job applicants apply for positions in NSW Health. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/HNEHealthSteppingUp.

This is a Category A position. Recommended applicants will be reviewed for compliance with NSW Health policy directive PD2023_022: Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases for Category A positions prior to offer. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in the policy.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (AIR Immunisation History Statement) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement (IHS), or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate, or AIR COVID-19 and Influenza IHS. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

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