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Health Centre Coordinator – Katherine West Health Board – Lajamanu

  • Provide high level support and culturally competent clinical leadership/supervision to the Health Centre team
  • Attractive remuneration plus super, 6 weeks annual leave, relocation assistance & more benefits
  • Improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people living in the remote Katherine West region

Katherine West Health Board (KWHB) are seeking a full-time Health Centre Coordinator to be be responsible for the day to day management and coordination of primary health care services delivered at the Lajamanu Health Centre. This position is a leadership role that requires the incumbent to maintain health systems, provide education and training to staff and encourage positive community health action.

Why Katherine West Health Board?
KWHB provides a clinical, preventative and public health service to clients in the region west of Katherine. All of the organisation’s Health Centres have a team of resident health professionals and visiting specialists, allied health professionals, as well as community development and public health personnel. The structure of KWHB is based on the philosophy of Aboriginal Community Control and has a Regional Board of members consisting of representatives residing within the Board’s region. KWHB is managed by the client communities through the Board and its directors. The organisation covers a 160,00km2 region, including Bulla, Kalkarindji/Daguragu, Lajamanu, Mialuni, Nitjpurru (Pigeon Hole), Timber Creek and Yarralin.

What’s in it for you?
Join a well respected Aboriginal community controlled health organisation, with a range of benefits including:

  • Salary $118,090 – $123,049 per annum
  • Six weeks’ annual leave
  • Generous salary sacrificing
  • Relocation allowance
  • Professional development leave

What’s the role?
Reporting to the Manager Primary Health Care, the main aim of this role is to work as part of a multi-disciplinary remote health team to treat illness through primary health care services and promote wellbeing, along with maintaining health systems, providing education and training, plus encouraging community health action.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-

  • Acting as a clinical resource to support, mentor and develop health centre staff to provide quality primary health care services to the Lajamanu community
  • Promoting and supporting Aboriginal Health Practitioners as the primary health providers in the community to facilitate the delivery of culturally appropriate health care
  • Participating in performance management, professional development programs and orientation of new staff in consultation with management and professional support groups;
  • Participating in the development, implementation and review of KWHB processes and Quality Improvement activities within the Health Centre
  • Working in partnership with other health professionals to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to health care when appropriate
  • Participating in the after-hours on-call roster to meet community emergency needs

Is the role right for you?
You will be welcomed into a supportive and family friendly team, with significant potential to advance your career with a well-established community organisation.
To be considered you must have:

  • Current Registered Nurse status with the Australian Health Registration Authority (AHPRA)
  • Demonstrated advanced clinical skills and competencies applicable to remote area nursing
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an independent practitioner
  • Ability and desire to work strategically within a multidisciplinary team to bring about positive change in health outcomes
  • Understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, principles of primary health care and relevant legislations governing work practice
  • Current NT manual drivers’ licence, Criminal History Clearance and NT Ochre Card or ability to obtain

What’s it like living in Katherine?
Katherine is a thriving modern regional centre and services the areas of Pine Creek, Mataranka, Borooloola, Daly River and Timber Creek. There’s many excellent facilities, including a modern shopping complex and boutique stores, a hospital and schools, several sports grounds, as well as numerous parks and gardens and excellent fishing spots for those who love the great outdoors. With average temperatures around 18 – 32°c, the town attracts visitors from around the world, providing ample opportunity for locals and tourists alike to experience unique natural wonders, sports, leisure and entertainment, all in a landscape coloured by incredible sunsets.

If this sounds like a role for you, we want to hear from you. APPLY TODAY by clicking the “Apply for this job” link
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 call 08 8982 1011 or email recruitment@ntphn.org.au

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Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Key Responsibilities, but not limited to:

To be considered for this oppertunity, you must meet the below essential criteria:

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Salary:

AU$118,000 - AU$123,000 per annum
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Job Type:

Nursing

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