AH&MRC is seeking GPs, Nurses and Aboriginal Health Practitioners to assist with the COVID19 vaccination roll out
The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (AH&MRC) is seeking health workers, to be employed on a temporary basis, in order to assist Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) to roll out the COVID-19 vaccines.
Due to the current outbreak in the Greater Sydney area, NSW is now seeing cases move into regional areas with high populations of Aboriginal people. ACCHOs have delivered safe and effective COVID-19 responses to their communities since the beginning of the pandemic. They have continued to provide strong communication around social distancing, isolation, and quarantine, and additional reactive activities in support of their community needs.
‘’ACCHOs are continuing to lead as the backbone of the NSW COVID-19 response for Aboriginal people. We are, however, concerned that this is leading to extreme COVID-19 burn out due to the ACCHOs already being significantly under-resourced’’. Executive Director of Operations at AH&MRC, Dr Peter Malouf said.
The AH&MRC is calling for health workers to assist with responding to COVID-19 and to ensure that COVID-19 does not continue to spread through Aboriginal Communities. AH&MRC is seeking health workers including clinical staff such as Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs), General Practitioners (GPs), Registered Nurses (RNs), Enrolled Nurses (ENs), and non-clinical staff particularly administration supports.
Health professionals interested in supporting the rollout can get in touch with the AH&MRC by completing the Expression of Interest form. To complete the form click here.
The AH&MRC is the Peak Body for Aboriginal Health in NSW. We represent the views and interests of 47 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.
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