Clinical Educator - Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation - Katherine

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • Immediate start

The Practice

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (SHSAC) is an independent, community controlled health service, with overall direction and management set by a board comprised of representatives from the remote Aboriginal communities of the region.

The Role

Sunrise Health Service now has a rewarding opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join their dedicated, multidisciplinary team as a Clinical Educator. This role is being offered on a full-time basis, and is located in Katherine, NT. Reporting to the Director of Primary Health Care, your primary responsibility will be to facilitate and coordinate opportunities for clinical staff to access and participate in professional development and clinical education, with the aim of maximizing clinical performance.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring training needs are identified through induction / orientation and performance appraisals, and coordinating clinical staff development.
  • Developing, planning and presenting educational activities that progress practitioner competence in an Aboriginal Health Care setting.
  • Coordinating skills audits and training (including diagnostic, examination and procedural skills) for clinical staff.
  • Facilitating and providing clinical in-service training .
  • Supporting registered clinicians to participate regularly in continuing professional development relevant to their scope of practice.

For a confidential discussion about this excellent opportunity contact the Recruitment and Retention team on:

t 08 8982 1010


Applicants are required to provide a current CV and contact details for at least two referees.

Essential Criteria

  • Current registration as a registered nurse with a minimum 5 years’ experience in Aboriginal primary health care
  • A post graduate accredited qualification in clinical education and training or Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) from a recognised institution
  • Working knowledge of the units and competencies comprising of the Certificate IV Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care or demonstrated capacity to speedily acquire this knowledge.
  • Demonstrated experience in change management
  • Understanding and adherence to the principles of Aboriginal community control of health services and an ability to practice in a culturally safe manner
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principals of primary health care environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary primary health care environment
  • Advanced communication skills including well developed cross cultural interpersonal abilities
  • Willingness to incorporate Aboriginal values and methods into practice
  • Willingness to drive or travel on a light aircraft and stay overnight in remote communities
  • Current working with children card, criminal history check and an NT drivers licence or the ability to obtain the same
  • Willingness to support and educate new Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Remote Area Nurses on call if needed
  • Demonstrated ability/experience working with a range of software including Microsoft Office and Patient Information Recall Systems (PIRS)


Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN) offers support and financial assistance to health professionals who are relocating to the NT or moving within the NT to a greater remoteness area classification for the purposes of employment. For further information regarding these opportunities, contact the Recruitment and Retention team. purposes of employment. For further information regarding these opportunities, contact an NT PHN Recruitment Coordinator.


The town of Katherine is the thriving main town within this sub-tropical region, situated a three hour drive south of Darwin. The main town is situated on the banks of the Katherine river and has a population of around 10,000 people while the larger Katherine region has a population of just over 24,000. Katherine is well equipped as a regional town with a shopping centre that features a supermarket and many specialty shops. Katherine is on the edge of Kakadu National park which is filled with waterfalls and bush walks. Kayaking through the picturesque Katherine Gorge is a popular weekend activity.

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