Male Sexual Health Nurse
The Men’s Sexual Health Nurse will work with and in collaboration with the Female Sexual Health Nurse. The men’s sexual health program will promote healthy transition to adulthood by engaging young men into health care with a focus on sexual health and healthy relationships to reduce the rates of STI’s in young people 15-30yrs and provide information to prevent STIs and BBVs.
Full PBI Salary Packaging
- 6 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
- Availability leave incentive – potential to be eligible for availability leave every 12 weeks of continuous employment on Ngaanyatjarra, this includes $2,353 gross return airfare allowance.
- Rent free fully furnished house
- Internet available
- Telstra mobile reception available in the community
- PBI Salary Packaging
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
- In collaboration with the Female Sexual Health Nurse contribute to the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the Sexual Health Program strategic plan.
- Ensure community access to health services in relation Sexually Transmissible Infection rates, Blood Borne Viruses (BBV) and HIV prevention and control, particularly for men aged 15-30yrs.
- Provide and improve access to information that is culturally and contextually relevant, that will contribute to better health for the Ngaanyatjarra Population.
- In collaboration with the Primary Health Care Manager and Female Sexual Health Nurse provide and support clinical services aimed at STI and BBV control and prevention.
- Participate in planning for and implementation of the annual (STI) screening.
- Facilitate men’s engagement into health care including conducting men’s health clinics.
- Support & mentor Primary Health Care Nurses (PHCNs) to test and manage STIs/BBVs as per the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual and Women's Business Manual.
- Consistently apply evidence based practice and specialised knowledge to the delivery of clinical services.
- Plan, develop, implement and evaluate health promotion activities to increase; community awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues, men’s health and men’s access to health care.
- Support and deliver health promotion activities aimed at high risk groups such as youth and also involve other community members to create awareness about men’s sexual health that is culturally appropriate.
- Coordinate the safe ceremony strategy for Men’s Business.
- Provide education and support to the clients to modify lifestyle and behavioral factors in order to minimize risk for STI’s, BBC and unintended pregnancy.
- Support and participate in the development, implementation, evaluation and maintenance of patient management systems and data collection systems to manage & monitor STI’s and BBVs in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.
- Work collaboratively with other NHS programs to support and provide innovative ways to engage men into preventative health care including adult health checks.
- Network with other agencies in relation to men’s health with the aim of linking NHS programs strategically and being informed of current approaches to men’s health and to share successes as relevant.
- Provide monthly work implementation plans and reports to the Primary Health Care Manager and contribute to 6 monthly funding body reports.
- Develop and implement evaluation strategies for the Sexual Health Program across Ngaanyatjarra Lands.
- Registered General Nurse with the Nursing or Midwifery Board of Australia.
- Minimum of 3 years' relevant experience preferably in sexual health/BBV or other relevant health promotion/community development.
- Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, the principles of Primary Health Care and legislation governing work practice.
- Experience and skills in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating public health/ health promotion programs or projects.
- Demonstrated high level of interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team.
- Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to Quality Improvement, evidence based practice, research, education and professional development.
- Well-developed skills in communication, negotiation and problem solving.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritise work, meet deadlines and set realistic targets.
- Understanding of legislation, practice standards and clinical guidelines relevant to remote and rural practice in sexual and reproductive health care.
- Demonstrated skills in the use of computer software packages for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.
- Ability to undertake regular travel on dirt roads and light aircraft and spend time in a remote area location.
- A current Manual Driver's license
- National Police Clearance and WA Working with Children Clearance
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All applications must include a resume and responses to the selection criteria as per the position description below and provide 2 current professional referees.