Primary Health Care Manager

Nursing, Executive/Management Roles 4 Feb. 2019

The Organ­i­sa­tion

Sun­rise Health Ser­vice Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion (SHSAC) is a com­mu­ni­ty con­trolled health organ­i­sa­tion pro­vid­ing com­pre­hen­sive pri­ma­ry health care ser­vices through nine remote health cen­tres to some 4000 peo­ple liv­ing in the Kather­ine East region. Health cen­tres are locat­ed at Barun­ga, Manyal­laluk, Wugu­larr, Bul­man, Mataran­ka, Jilk­ming­gan, Miny­er­ri, Ngukurr and Ura­pun­ga. The SHSAC approach involves com­mu­ni­ty peo­ple own­ing and con­trol­ling their health ser­vices. Strate­gic direc­tion is set by the SHSAC Board with the aim of pro­vid­ing com­pre­hen­sive pri­ma­ry health care pro­grams that are holis­tic and cul­tur­al­ly safe. It is a two way learn­ing” mod­el where pro­gram design com­bines tra­di­tion­al knowl­edge with West­ern evi­dence-based practice.

The Role

The Pri­ma­ry Health Care Man­ag­er plays an inte­gral role in the deliv­ery of unique pri­ma­ry health care ser­vices to the Sun­rise com­mu­ni­ties. A skilled and expe­ri­enced leader, the Pri­ma­ry Health Care Man­ag­er will inspire a team of health pro­fes­sion­als includ­ing Abo­rig­i­nal Health Prac­ti­tion­ers, nurs­es, GPs and vis­it­ing allied health pro­fes­sion­als. They will demon­strate resilience, excel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills and be high­ly skilled at find­ing solu­tions for chal­leng­ing sit­u­a­tions. The ide­al can­di­date will demon­strate a strong back­ground in peo­ple man­age­ment, with expe­ri­ence in remote pri­ma­ry health care high­ly regarded.

Respon­si­bil­i­ties of the Pri­ma­ry Health Care Man­ag­er include:

  • Coor­di­nat­ing and help­ing to pro­vide qual­i­ty, com­pre­hen­sive pri­ma­ry health care to indi­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies and the community
  • Over­see­ing the devel­op­ment of, and main­tain­ing core pri­ma­ry health care skills with­in the team rel­e­vant to remote pri­ma­ry health care
  • Pro­mot­ing and sup­port­ing Abo­rig­i­nal Health Prac­ti­tion­ers (AHP’s) as the key health providers in the community
  • Pro­vid­ing qual­i­ty super­vi­sion, guid­ance, train­ing and sup­port for all staff in their every­day work

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