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Trainee Health Worker [Identified role] – Cloncurry MPHS


Trainee Health Worker [Identified role] – Cloncurry MPHS Healthcare & Medical


North West Hospital and Health Service (NWHHS)

  • Unique locations
  • Friendly communities
  • Regional, rural and remote $$$ incentives

Covering a region of approx. 300,000 km2 the NWHHS delivers effective, high quality, and accessible public hospital and healthcare services to the residents of the Outback communities within North Western Queensland and the Gulf of Carpentaria.
As an employer we focus on positive health outcomes for the people of our region and embrace innovative ways to achieve this and support our staff to flourish in their careers.

If you are finding the urban healthcare environment a little uninspiring, you will likely find substantial satisfaction in the challenge of a diverse casemix and meaningful community engagement on offer when working at our regional, rural or remote facilities.

The benefits

Our HHS values professionalism, leadership capability, excellence and resilience in our staff. To attract top tier candidates we offer generous remuneration packages and employment benefits that include staff accommodation, regional/rural/remote $$$ incentives, salary sacrificing options, 17.5% recreational leave loading, up to 12.5% employer superannuation contribution, shift allowances, professional development assistance, flexible working arrangements, access to corporate discounts, and employee wellness and assistance programs.

The role

Cloncurry is a Multipurpose Health Service (MPHS) that has 15 acute care beds, 10 Aged Care beds, Community Health Centre, X-Ray department and Pharmacy. Visiting services include Child Health, and Immunisations, working closely with Central West Queensland Medicare Local, Centacare and Blue Care. A range of visiting specialists include Paediatrician, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, General Surgeon, Woman’s Health Nurse, Renal Nurse Practitioner.

This is a paid traineeship role during which you will enrol in and complete a Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care within an 18-month period. Once the certificate is completed you may be offered employment at the higher remuneration pay grade of HW3, on a permanent or temporary basis.Under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be Indigenous to the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Pre-employment screening will be conducted for the successful candidate; this may include criminal history checks, aged care checks, working with children checks, and Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role compliance. Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk roles may require evidence of vaccination or immunity to: Hepatitis A/B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, COVID-19 and Influenza.

New employees of Queensland Health and existing temporary or casual employees moving into permanent roles may be required to undergo a 3-month period of probation.
The location
Cloncurry: the ‘Gateway to the Gulf’ and birthplace of the RFDS and QANTAS.
The Cloncurry area is geologically rich in natural minerals and its community of over 2000 people is renowned for its friendly and welcoming nature.
It is a true ‘Outback’ town and the lifestyle celebrates this fact.
The original inhabitants of the area are the Mitakoodi and Kalkadoon people.
Cloncurry: Queensland’s friendliest town!