Njernda Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre Echuca services the community around Echuca. The main services provided are general medical service provision predominantly to Aboriginal clients. We conduct minor procedures within the practice and our nurses collect pathology in house as well as immunisation provision, spirometry, ecg, etc.
We provide both face to face and telehealth consultations using seamless current technology. Patients are also supported by our nursing and Aboriginal health practitioner staff. We have 2 Aboriginal health practitioners who focus entirely on chronic disease, referral pathways and patient support.
Njernda has a range of vising allied health professionals including diabetes educator, dietitian, podiatrist, audiologist, speech pathologist, optometrist, and are in the process of securing an exercise physiologist.
Visiting specialist services include Paediatrician, Endocrinologist and Psychologist. As well as nursing staff, we have two maternal child health care nurses who conduct both on site and home visits to clients.
|Number of doctors||6|
|Number of supervisors||2|
|Number of visiting specialists||3|
|Allied health professionals||Podiatry, dental, dietitian, diabetes education, mental health, drug and alcohol, children's mental health, audiology, speech pathology, optometry, midwife|
3 Nurses, 3 Aboriginal Health Practitioners, 2 Child Maternal Health Nurses
Additional learning opportunities
Supervisor Special Interests
We have 2 Aboriginal health practitioners who focus entirely on chronic disease, referral pathways and patient support
General Facilities/ Services
Aboriginal Medical Center. Approximately one third of clients are non indigenous.
Attached to medical center is a Well-being Unit which houses mental health counselors, drug and alcohol support, dual diagnosis worker, social emotional well-being worker, and Bringing them Home worker.
Organisation has been in existence for approximately 47 years. Extended services of organisation include a Family Services Unit, a Community Engagement Unit, HACC / CHSP / NDIS, Justice, 2 x residential units and a child care center.
|Practice opening hours||9am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday|
|College Requirements||Full time training requires 38 hrs per week employed averaged over 4 weeks. Less than 38 hours per week employed is part time training.|
Local Hospital Information
|Key contact:||Judith Murray|
|Address:||84 Hare Street ECHUCA|
|Telephone:||03 5480 6252|
|Fax:||03 5480 6116|
|Email address for applications:|
Echuca is a twin-town with Moama, nestled on the mighty Murray River, complete with historic paddle steamers. With great eateries, live music festivals and fantastic water sports and a mild, sunny climate, Echuca has it all.
The town is set within an irrigated pastoral and agricultural district across the river from the New South Wales border town of Moama. Echuca is the closest settlement on the Murray River to Melbourne. Agriculture and tourism have developed as Echuca’s main industries.
The heyday of paddle steamers and river trade has left a historic legacy to Echuca on which much of its tourism is built upon today. This river port recreation of yesteryear features a museum, historic buildings, equipment displays, demonstrations and cruises on authentic paddle steamers.
A tourist-based commercial precinct lies along High Street. South of Heygarth Street, this wide boulevard is lined with motels, churches, a cinema and supermarket. North of Heygarth Street, it features many historic buildings with a range of hotels, eateries and speciality shops.
Echuca’s warm climate and its location along the Murray River, lined with parks and native forests, makes it a popular destination for visitors, with swimming, boating and fishing being popular activities. The river is home to a constant stream of houseboats, providing an alternative type of accommodation for holiday makers.
Population: 20,000 people
|Public transport||Train services to Melbourne and other regional centres.|
|Nearest airport||Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport is the nearest domestic and international airport, There is a small airport at Echuca but it has no commercial flights. Bendigo airport has a direct service to Sydney.|
|Access and distances to major centres or nearby towns||
Echuca is a thriving tourist town, which major supermarkets and a range of shopping. Trains and buses run to Melbourne, Bendigo and other major centres.
Bendigo and Shepparton are around 50 minutes by car and Melbourne only two hours.