About the Opportunity

An exciting new role for an experienced, proactive and engaged Aboriginal Health Practitioner has recently been added to our clinical healthcare team at the Bogan Shire Medical Centre. This a great opportunity to provide local, responsive and dedicated primary healthcare support for our community’s First Nations peoples, recognising whole-life-view, traditional knowledge and connection to country.

We are looking for someone who can collaborate with our clinical team, allied health providers, and agencies to deliver culturally safe and accessible clinical and primary healthcare services to First Nations peoples including acting as a link to other healthcare services.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, empathy, a strong understanding of current and emerging health issues facing First Nations peoples. You will be able to engage and consult with the Aboriginal community, building trusted community connections and relationships to deliver patient-centred holistic care, encouraging active collaboration and shared decision-making, enabling an increase in access to health treatment and prevention services and improved health outcomes of First Nations peoples.

The ideal applicant will be able to promote awareness and prevention of chronic disease, develop and implement care plans, undertake community engagement including providing health education and promotional activities, and advocate for the cultural and health needs of Aboriginal patients.


  • This position is an externally funded role. The position will be reviewed annually to determine continuation of employment after 12 months. Hours of work are 35 hours per week, 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday with a 1-hour lunch break.

Salary Benefits

  • Remuneration at Grade 5 of Council’s salary system ($1,356.79 - $1,515.12 per week)
  • 4 weeks Annual Leave
  • Access to Sick and Carer’s Leave
  • 11% superannuation
  • Council provided uniform
  • Ongoing professional development support
  • Access to salary sacrificed childcare at the Bogan Shire Early Learning Centre
  • Priority of Access for childcare at the Bogan Shire ELC for your 0-5 year old children
  • Discounted Child Care at the Bogan Shire ELC

 Please click here to view the full Position Description.

About the Community

Nyngan and Bogan Shire are great communities. Nyngan, with its surrounding villages is widely seen as an attractive and safe small rural town with a functioning, supportive community that has access to a range of local services including schools, an early learning day care centre, emergency and health facilities including a new medical centre, a variety of sporting and community organisations and a number of businesses including supermarkets, cafes and clubs. All this, in a friendly and safe environment. 

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How to Apply

To apply please follow the link below. You will be required to answer questions addressing the essential criteria found in the Position Description and will need to upload a cover letter and resume, including 2 referees.

Once you start your application you will not be able to save and return to it later.  Please allow yourself enough time to address the selection criteria and have digital copies of your resume and cover letter ready to upload.

Should you have any questions regarding the position or the application process please contact the People and Culture Department on 02 6835 9000.

Bogan Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer.  Selection is determined by merit to ensure employment of the best person for the job.

Contact Us

Bogan Shire Council

81 Cobar Street 

P.O. Box 221
Nyngan, 2825
New South Wales

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Ph: (02) 6835 9000
Fax: (02) 6835 9011

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