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Regulatory Officer, Notifications (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identified role)

Job no: 497820
Work type: Ongoing Full Time
Location: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Any - Any location
Categories: Notifications

Ahpra considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position. This position is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants in accordance with relevant Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation.

Ahpra's overall purpose is to protect the public by regulating health practitioners efficiently and effectively in the public interest to facilitate access to safer healthcare for all the community. Ahpra and the National Scheme, in partnership with the National Scheme's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Group (the Strategy Group) have committed to eliminating racism within healthcare in Australia.

Ahpra, as the health practitioner regulator, aims to make patient safety the norm for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples by ensuring registered health practitioners are practising their profession in a culturally safe way.

The Notifications Division within Ahpra is responsible for the assessment and management of concerns raised about registered health practitioners.  These roles will be supported in our Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide offices in a full time, ongoing capacity.

The responsibilities undertaken by Regulatory Facilitators include:   

  • engaging with external parties (via phone and email) for the purposes of gathering, reviewing and assessing critical notification related information (including receiving and documenting new notifications),  
  • supporting the receipt, assessment and consultation activities related to our engagement with health complaints entities in each state and territory, and  
  • ensuring key stakeholders receive consistent, quality regulatory advice about our processes, approaches and case-management strategies

Success in this role derives from:

  • your strong connection to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, communities and culture and working, knowing and living as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person;
  • the ability to interact with diverse internal and external stakeholders.

As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following:

  • A strong understanding, demonstration of, and respect for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, cultures and cultural safety.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including an ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of high-level and quality administrative support in a complex work and high-volume environment.
  • Strong organisational skills, including the ability to effectively prioritise and manage multiple tasks and deadlines whilst ensuring attention to detail.
  • Strong written communication skills and experience developing and writing policy. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a virtual team environment and also show initiative and work independently when required.
  • Ability to adapt in a changing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office applications for email, word processing, spreadsheets and databases and an ability to learn and adapt to new systems.
  • Qualifications and/or experience in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector would be highly regarded.

What we offer:

  • Flexible 3 days working from home with 2 days in the office.
  • Access to an Indigenous Employee Assistance Program.
  • Support and access to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff network.
  • Access to a formal mentoring program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.
  • Cultural leave entitlements, as part of the Ahpra Enterprise Agreement.
  • Attractive salary of $85,047 per annum plus superannuation

 To apply:

  • Click ‘Apply for this job’ to submit your application.
  • Your application must include a resume and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience relevant to the requirements in the position description
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process
  • For any queries or a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Monica Lambley on 03 8708 9061. 

Offer of employment is subject to successful background (pre-employment screening) and Criminal History checks.

Ahpra is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.  If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

With respect, no agencies please.

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