- Fully furnished accommodation and relocation assistance
- Base salary up to $125k + super, allowances and bonus
- The heart of Alyawarr country on the Sandover Highway
Ampilatwatja Health Centre have a full time permanent opportunity for a Clinic Manager to join their team in the Barkly Region. The Clinic Manager works closely with the CEO, the Medical Officer and Board members to ensure that the community’s health priorities are addressed.
Why Ampilatwatja Health Centre?
Ampilatwatja Health Centre is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO), established in 1991, which aims to treat all patients with dignity and respect. While they are committed to the promotion of health, wellbeing and disease prevention without discrimination, their specific goal is to provide and be recognised as providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with high quality, appropriate, efficient and effective primary health care and related services.
What’s in it for you?
- Fully furnished accommodation
- Relocation assistance
- Annual return flight airfare
- Overtime and on-call allowance
- Professional development allowance
- Retention bonus
- Six weeks annual leave
What’s the role?
The Clinic Manager is responsible for the effective day-to-day management of the clinical health team at the Ampilatwatja Health Centre to provide high quality primary health care services to clients in the clinic and in the community. As well as clinical duties, the Clinic Manager has a strong coordination and facilitation role within the health service. The Clinic Manager works closely with the CEO, the Medical Officer and Board members to ensure that the community’s health priorities are addressed.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-
- Providing visible and effective leadership and support to direct reports to achieve business outcomes
- Overseeing the dispensation of pharmaceutical therapies, including the administration of vaccines and prescribing pharmaceuticals for common conditions as per the Standard Treatment Manuals
- Overseeing the prompt follow up and recall of patients in liaison with relevant health service staff and facilitate tracing and treatment of patients moving between communities, homelands, and out-stations
- Encouraging community members to be proactive in identifying their individual health needs
- Developing local outreach programs and conducting patient education and community health promotion activities in consultation with community members
- Managing the daily duty and on-call roster and participating in after-hours on-call roster equally with other staff
Is the role right for you?
Ampilatwatja Health Centre is governed by a Board made up of local Alyawarre people who have been elected by the community. Community Control is a process which allows the local Aboriginal community to be involved in its affairs in accordance with whatever protocols or procedures are determined by the Community.
To be successful in this role you must have:
- Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse
- A minimum of five years post-registration experience plus evidence of broad primary health care experience and advanced clinical skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of the social determinants of health and an understanding of Primary Health Care principles and their application in a remote Aboriginal community setting
- Demonstrated ability to provide clinical leadership and a desire to work strategically with a multidisciplinary team to bring about positive change in health outcomes
- Demonstrated capacity to be culturally aware of the needs and demands of the Aboriginal communities serviced by the health service and the capacity to be respectful, be willing to learn and be willing to ask questions when unsure
- Current Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance) and unrestricted NT driver’s license, or ability to obtain
- 4 Wheel Drive experience or the willingness to undertake 4WD awareness training
- Current About Giving Vaccines (AGV), Remote Emergency Care (REC) Certification, Maternity Emergency Care Certification (MEC), iStat and QAAMS certification or the ability to obtain these within 6 months of the commencement of employment
What’s it like living in Ampilatwatja?
Ampilatwatja is the largest of three communities under the Aherrenge Aboriginal Association. The language spoken at the community is Alyawarr and there are up to 650 residents. Access is by road via Alice Springs. The road is sealed for 100km and there is 220 km unsealed. The trip takes approximately 4 hours from Alice Springs in dry conditions, firstly on the sealed Stuart Highway & then on the dirt Sandover Highway. Four Wheel Drive is required to make the journey after rain. Heavy rain will close the road. There is a General Store that provides basic groceries and trans territory bush orders, but not takeaway food. Ampliatwatja is a Dry Community.
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Applicants must address the selection criteria in a cover letter and provide a current CV along with contact details for at least 2 referees.
Want to find out more about this opportunity? Please contact Paul Wallwork on 08 8982 1011 or email@example.com