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Aboriginal health worker guidelines for NSW Health

Posted on: 22 September, 2014
Issue: Vol 14 No 3, July 2014 – September 2014
Related to Policies New South Wales Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Employment

New South Wales Ministry of Health (2014)
Aboriginal health worker guidelines for NSW Health
Sydney: New South Wales Ministry of Health

These guidelines aim to provide a framework for defining, implementing and supporting Aboriginal Health Workers working in New South Wales (NSW) Health Services.
They aim to assist line managers and Aboriginal Health Workers to:

  • clearly understand their roles, responsibilities and career pathways
  • increase the capacity of health services and managers to support and strengthen Aboriginal Health Worker roles
  • promote appropriate education and training pathways
  • assist health services managers to make decisions on the scopes of practice, delegation of activities and supervision requirements.

The guidelines were developed under the Aboriginal Health Worker project, a project involving a review of the current workforce and education and training pathways and the development of new strategies and resources to better support Aboriginal Health Workers in NSW Health.

Abstract adapted from NSW Health

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