WACHS is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation which strives to provide holistic health care to enhance the health and emotional well-being of the Aboriginal and non Aboriginal community of Wellington and surrounding districts.

We are currently seeking applications for the following position:

Part Time - Speech Pathologist - ACTT - Dubbo

New Graduates are welcome to apply:

  • Speech Pathologist - Aboriginal Children’s Therapy Team (ACTT) – Dubbo (Permanent Part Time – 24 hours per week)

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and reliable person to join our team in Dubbo.

All applicants to have a cover letter, address the essential criteria along with a current resume and 2 current referees.

Applications Close: 5pm Monday 23rd March, 2020

Contact: Jemima Quilty, Team Leader – 02 6881 8077 – jemimaQ@wachs.net.au

Forward application to Karen Jarrett, Executive Assistant – Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service - karenj@wachs.net.au.

Full Time - Practice Nurse - Wellington


The Practice Nurse role is integral to the smooth running of our Clinic. The focus of the role is to provide direct patient care and quality treatment to all of our clients attending the clinic and excelling at the administrative required for the position.

The Practice Nurse reports directly to the Team Leader Clinic and will be part of the Clinic Team that delivers a high level of patient care.


  • Support the GPs, clinic services on a day to day basis supporting the smooth running of the clinic practice.
  • Provide delivery of quality treatment and client care to all patients attending the clinic, at the direction of Medical Officers.
  • Attend patient care including dressings, clinical observations, INRs, BSLs, urinalysis, spirometry, triaging patients, immunisations, administration of prescribed injections, nebulisers, oxygen while working under the supervision of Team Leader Clinic.
  • Maintain treatment, consulting rooms are fully stocked, checked and tidied after each patient as per clinic procedure.
  • Timely Management of the patient recalls needed for GP follow up
  • Cold Chain, daily monitoring of vaccine fridge and report any variances outside recommended temps to Team Leader Clinic or other Team Leader in their absence.
  • Review and update clinical policies and procedures as required and/or every 3 years.
  • Ensure all nursing clinical procedures are performed according to best practice policy.
  • Responsible for coordinating infection control processes in line with the organisation’s infection control policy.
  • Working together with clinic nurse to ensure that practice staff have an induction on commencement of their employment on infection control relevant to their role.
  • Ensure staff have annual infection control education relevant to their role.
  • Conduct assessments on infection control procedure.
  • Maintain up-to-date program and client records/files.
  • Accurately input client data into Communicare data base.
  • Maintain secure and accurate filing of all files/records.
  • Have a good understanding and assist with the compliance of the WACHS clinic with AGPAL Accreditation standards.
  • Accreditation for the Clinic and identify initiatives that improve health service delivery.


Essential Criteria

  • Endorsed Enrolled Nurse (NSW) or Registered Nurse
  • Previous experience in providing health services to Aboriginal communities and a thorough working knowledge of health issues impacting on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Previous experience working within a structured policy environment and the ability to implement and monitor staff compliance.
  • Demonstrate a good standard of interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective internal and external workplace relationships.
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history, and current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities
  • Willingness to undertake professional training
  • Display an understanding of the individuals rights to determine their own path in life
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Understanding of EEO, H&S, EAPS and Ethical works practices and the ability to implement and model these standards within the workplace.

Desirable Criteria

  • Aboriginality

Note: Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for the above position and is authorised under Section 14D of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No. 48.

Contact Person: Anita Dwyer - 02 6845 5400 - anitad@wachs.net.au

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 28th February 2020 

Full Time - Aboriginal Health Worker - Healthy For Life Program - Wellington

Purpose of Position

This position is part of the Healthy for Life Program. This position provides direct patient contact and clinical support in the areas of Maternal and Child Health and Chronic Disease. It participates as a team member in health promotional activities in the area of Maternal and Child Health and Chronic Disease. It is committed to quality activities aimed at improving Indigenous health in the Wellington LGA.

Dimensions of the Position

The position reports directly to the Healthy 4 Life Program Manager.

Essential Criteria

  • Aboriginality
  • Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice)
  • Drivers licence
  • Demonstrated experience in providing health services to Aboriginal people in the community and/or primary health care nursing
  • Proven ability to work well within a service team
  • Demonstrated experience of working independently and/or showing initiative in relation to patient care
  • Understanding and knowledge of specialist medical, allied health and support services locally
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of respect for and compliance with culturally appropriate ways of working with Aboriginal individuals, families and communities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the primary health care setting in a rural location
  • Computer literacy

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous general practice experience
  • Knowledge of chronic disease management

Note: Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for the above position and is authorized under Section 14D of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

Contact Person: Jay Forrester – 02 6845 5400 – JayF@wachs.net.au

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 28th February 2020

All applications should address the selection criteria along with a current resume and 2 current referee's.

Applications should be addressed to contact person and submitted via email by closing date.

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