COVID-19 Testing Clinic: Generalist Health Worker

September 15th, 2021

Support for COVID-19 Testing Clinic: Generalist Health Worker 

  • Specimen Collection (oropharyngeal and bilateral nasal swabbing)
  • Administration Support


Castlemaine Health and CHIRP Community Health work proudly within our local community to provide a wide range of services and programs aimed at promoting health and preventing illness.

The Roles

The Generalist Health Worker – Specimen Collection and the Generalist Health Worker – Administration Support are members of the health care team supporting Victorian’s health response to COVID 19 and may undertake any of the following activities (dependent on the level of achieved educational preparation and assessed competence of the individual):

  1. Collecting specimens for COVID 19 (Specimen Collection only)
  2. Completing non-invasive temperature checks and documenting findings and contact details
  3. Taking bookings, entering data and coordinating patient flow

The COVID-19 Testing Clinic currently operates Tuesdays and Fridays between 10.00am-12.00pm, with additional days scheduled as required to meet surge demand.

Eligibility – Specimen Collection

The following professional groups can be expected to safely and effectively undertake swabbing for COVID-19 testing:

Ambulance Attendant (Diploma)* Medical students (year 3, 4, or 5)
Dentists Registered nurses
Dental/Oral health therapists Enrolled nurses
Dieticians* Occupational therapists*
Physiotherapists Paramedics
Physiotherapy students (final year) Paramedic students (year 3)
Speech pathologists Paramedicine graduates
Speech pathology students (final year) Pathology Collector (Certificate trained)
Medical practitioners Patient Transport Officer (Certificate trained) *

* These professional groups can only undertake oropharyngeal and bilateral nasal swabs, not nasopharyngeal.

 Skills and Experience – Administration Support

  1. Previous experience in phone and office-based administration and/or customer service roles
  2. Prior experience working with people from diverse backgrounds, personalities and varying needs
  3. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, including a collaborative and cooperative approach to building relationships with others
  4. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of the Social Model of Health
  5. Sound computer literacy, including experience with the Microsoft Office suite


For Specimen Collection, successful applicants will be employed according to the terms and conditions of the Award or Enterprise Agreement applicable to their discipline.

Successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

For further information, please contact: Mark Nally, Director of Nursing Clinical Care, Castlemaine Health, 03 5471 3491

For positions descriptions and how to apply click here.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory National Disability Insurance Scheme Worker Screening Check (NDIS Check) and compliance with Castlemaine Health Vaccination Policy.

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