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Becoming an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker
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Becoming an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker

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Liaises with patients, clients, visitors to hospitals and other medical facilities and staff at health clinics, and works as a team member to arrange, coordinate and provide health care delivery in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health clinics. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 0.5 - 1 year
Avg. weekly wage - No data available -
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 100

What does an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker do?

  • maintaining health records and statistics
  • acting as an advocate in the community they serve, and as a communicator and interpreter on behalf of clients and other health workers
  • providing clinical functions, such as case management and follow-up, independently or in consultation with other health care providers
  • providing health education to individual clients and staff in health facilities
  • providing cultural education to persons outside the cultural community and life skills education to the community they serve

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