Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service

Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service

Overview

Many hands work to provide the high quality services that make up Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service (AWAHS). There are various AWAHS teams supporting health outcomes including medical and nursing staff, dental, allied health, chronic disease, child & family health, administration, transport, health promotion, and social and emotional wellbeing team.  Nurses work in conjunction with an Aboriginal Health Worker.

AWAHS is a highly reputable, purpose built, and expanding Aboriginal Health Service that provides culturally appropriate health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  We are an accredited bulk billing practice with 5 consulting rooms and a well-equipped treatment room in a modern setting.

The AWAHS difference 

At AWAHS you will have the opportunity to close the gap and contribute to positive health outcomes for the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.  AWAHS offers 20 minute appointments between 9.00 am – 5.00 pm to allow our clinical team to provide holistic healthcare.  We also offer an attractive remuneration package including superannuation, paid leave and not for profit salary packaging benefits.  AWAHS engages with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community through our community garden, regular community events and engagement activities. See our video here.

Practice Information
Number of doctors 4
Number of supervisors 1
Number of visiting specialists 4
Number of rooms 6
Billing Bulk
Allied health professionals Podiatry, Diabetes Education, Physiotherapy, Dietitian, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Psychologist, Speech Therapist, Optometry
Nursing Staff

  • Men’s health nurse
  • An Aboriginal Health Practitioner
  • Two registered practice nurses sharing the role in the week,
  • A chronic disease nurse,
  • Two child and maternal health nurses,
  • An endorsed midwife,
  • and an Integrated Team Care Coordinator (ITC), registered nurse.

Additional learning opportunities
Small group learning
Clinical meetings
Assisting with procedures
Supervisor Special Interests

Aboriginal Health

Chronic Disease

General Facilities/ Services

Family Medicine, Skin checks, Asthma & Diabetes Care, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Immunisations, Men’s Health, WorkCover, TAC, Pre-employment/Insurance Medicals.
Our Bulk Billing Medical Clinic is accessible to all members of the community, with some services offered only to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Local Hospital Information
Key contact: Lauren Blatchford
Address: 664 Daniel Street Glenroy Albury
Telephone: 02 6040 1200
Fax: 02 6040 1222
Email address for applications:
lauren@awahs.com.au
Website:
http://www.awahs.com.au/

Practice capacity for 2021 will be only be available when the Registrar Competitive Placement process opens


College accreditation RACGP
ACRRM
Pathway Rural
Our Community

With two cities and two states, Albury Wodonga is a very special destination. Home to the iconic Murray River and surrounding waterways with Lake Hume a picturesque and popular destination only 15 minutes drive. Fishing, skiing, boating and jet skiing are popular activities.

There’s an array of food, entertainment, sporting and shopping options. Albury Wodonga is a thriving regional city with excellent amenities and cultural activities. Surrounded by scenic countryside and waterways you can explore the range of hiking,  walking and bike trails. Boutique wineries and charming country towns are all within easy access.

The snowfields are only just over an hour away, with excellent skiing and award winning eateries are dotted around within easy reach.

 

Population: Around 100,000, servicing a community in excess of 180,000.

Community groups
Parents’ clubs
School clubs
Spiritual groups
Travel
Public transport Regular V/Line trains to Melbourne and Sydney, with access to all the towns in-between. Local buses offer good service.
Nearest airport Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport is the nearest domestic and international airport, but there is a large regional airport at Albury Wodonga.
Access and distances to major centres or nearby towns

Albury Wodonga is a large regional city that has all the amenities you need.

It’s only 3.5 hours drive from Melbourne and around 6.5 hours drive from Sydney.

Schooling
Child care
Kindergarten
Primary
Secondary
Tertiary
Other
Tourism/ council/ community information websites
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