Aboriginal Health Practitioner

The Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service has been providing critical health and support services to local Aboriginal people since 1984. Our ambition is to deliver socially, culturally, and financially accessible health care that supports communities in the North-East Kimberley to be strong, healthy and safe. The organisation operates on the foundational pillars of Aboriginal leadership, self-determination and cultural diversity that underpin and shape the way the organisation conducts its business.

This position provides primary health care including clinical care to clients in the health centre and is responsible for providing support to doctors, nurses, and other allied health staff as well as the community to maintain and promote health care. The position works as part of the OVAHS team in providing quality and patient focused health care and ensuring the focus of care is on the needs of Aboriginal patients within the context of their cultural identity, family, and social circumstances.

Please note: Due to the nature of the Aboriginal Health Practitioner role, applicants must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander as a genuine occupational qualification in accordance with section 50 (d) of the Equal Opportunity Act (1984).


Salary and benefits package includes:
  • Above award-wages: ACCHS Award 2020, Level 4 ($84,847.46 – $89,137.36)
  • Rental allowance or subsidised housing (based on availability)
  • 12-month Annual Airfare $1800 on continued service
  • 5 weeks accrued Annual leave per annum
  • Additional 2-weeks of paid leave over the Christmas closure period, inclusive of public holidays
  • Salary Sacrifice greatly increasing take-home pay
  • Superannuation
  • Ongoing professional development


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Contact: Derek Donohue (Practice Nurse Manager) on 08 9166 2266 or email: derekd@ovahs.org.au

How To Apply:

To be considered for an interview, please submit the following items via the form below or email to katie.tyson@ovahs.org.au

1. Current Resume with contact details of 2 referees, and

2. A separate Cover Letter outlining your responses to all essential and desirable criteria outlined in the relevant Job Description Form.

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