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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