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Chronic Disease Clinic Coordinator – Wurli Wurlinjang

Nursing, Other Health Care

Posted: 21 Feb 2022

Location: KATHERINE NT

Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service (Wurli) is looking for a Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner or Registered Nurse who has a minimum of 5 years’ clinical experience and preferably previous experience with supervising / leading a small team to join their team as a Clinic Coordinator, with Gudbinji (Chronic Disease) program.

  • Be part of a mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary team which deliv­ers gen­er­al and acute care
  • Remote trav­el to communities
  • Com­pet­i­tive salary with 6 weeks annu­al leave

Why Wurli Wurlin­jang Health Ser­vice?
Wurli is an Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ty Con­trolled Organ­i­sa­tion deliv­er­ing pri­ma­ry and clin­i­cal health care ser­vices to the Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple in Kather­ine and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties. Wurli prides itself on deliv­er­ing a range of health and well­be­ing ser­vices to the com­mu­ni­ty in a style and man­ner that makes clients feel wel­come and com­fort­able. Ser­vices include acute and gen­er­al care, chron­ic dis­ease, men’s health, alco­hol and oth­er drugs, social and emo­tion­al well­be­ing and client sup­port services.

What’s in it for you?
Wurli offer gen­er­ous work­ing con­di­tions including:

  • Com­pet­i­tive annu­al salary
  • 6 weeks annu­al leave plus leave loading
  • Train­ing and career devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties includ­ing study leave provisions
  • Salary pack­ag­ing arrangements
  • Con­tin­u­ous CPD opportunities

What’s the role?
The Clin­ic Coor­di­na­tor will be respon­si­ble for the deliv­ery of a high-qual­i­ty primary/​acute care clin­i­cal pro­gram to the pro­gram whilst meet­ing and improv­ing clin­i­cal key per­for­mance indi­ca­tors. The role is respon­si­ble for coor­di­nat­ing the deliv­ery of client ser­vices in accor­dance with Wurli poli­cies and pro­ce­dures, guid­ed by CARPA stan­dard treat­ment man­u­al and applic­a­ble leg­is­la­tion and reg­u­la­tions.
Respon­si­bil­i­ties include, but not lim­it­ed to-

  • Super­vis­ing oth­er clin­i­cal and sup­port staff in their pro­gram area, ensur­ing plan­ning and super­vi­sion of their dai­ly duties
  • Being respon­si­ble for qual­i­ty and assur­ance checks and audits to ensure stan­dards are met in accor­dance with the Aus­tralian Gen­er­al Prac­tice Accred­i­ta­tion Lim­it­ed (AGPAL)
  • Assist­ing in the pro­vi­sion of high-qual­i­ty emer­gency care that, at times, is inde­pen­dent but with support
  • Main­tain­ing the clin­ic pre­sen­ta­tion, hygiene, and oper­a­tional needs by ensur­ing that RACGP accred­i­ta­tion stan­dards are main­tained, there is time­ly reg­u­lar order­ing of con­sum­ables used in the clin­ic and reg­u­lar main­te­nance of clin­i­cal equipment
  • Liais­ing with Indige­nous agen­cies, health clin­ics, hos­pi­tals and wel­fare providers, and oth­er staff mem­bers to ensure clients have access to infor­ma­tion and are referred to rel­e­vant ser­vices and pro­grams as required
  • Devel­op­ing and main­tain­ing rela­tion­ships both with­in the organ­i­sa­tion and exter­nal to the organ­i­sa­tion that motes a cul­tur­al­ly safe approach to client care

Is the role right for you?
To be suc­cess­ful in the Clin­ic Coor­di­na­tor role you will demon­strate sound knowl­edge of Pri­ma­ry health care/​CARPA standards/​RACGP/ ISO 9001 and an under­stand­ing of indige­nous soci­eties and cul­ture.
Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Full Reg­is­tra­tion as an ATSI Pri­ma­ry Health Prac­ti­tion­er or Nurse with Aus­tralian Health Prac­ti­tion­ers Reg­u­la­tion Agency (AHPRA)
  • Cer­tifi­cate IV in Abo­rig­i­nal and/​or Tor­res Strait Islander Pri­ma­ry Health Care / Bach­e­lor of Nursing
  • Min­i­mum of 5 years broad clin­i­cal expe­ri­ence / pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence in a clin­i­cal lead­er­ship or super­vi­so­ry role
  • Sound knowl­edge and under­stand­ing of indige­nous soci­eties and cul­ture, includ­ing issues effect­ing indige­nous peo­ple in con­tem­po­rary Aus­tralian Soci­ety and knowl­edge of Kather­ine and sur­round­ing communities
  • Nation­al Police Records Check, Work­ing with Children’s Clear­ance and Cur­rent North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Driver’s License

What’s it like liv­ing in Kather­ine?
Kather­ine is a won­der­ful, fam­i­ly-friend­ly place to live, with access to some of the most spec­tac­u­lar nation­al parks and cul­tur­al expe­ri­ences right at your door, and Dar­win is only a 3 hour dri­ve away. Kather­ine is a dynam­ic region­al cen­tre with fan­tas­tic edu­ca­tion­al and recre­ation­al facil­i­ties, and pri­vate and gov­ern­ment school­ing to year 12. Sit­u­at­ed 20kms from the Nit­miluk Nation­al Park and the spec­tac­u­lar Gorge sys­tems as well as the Arn­hem Land escarp­ment, the Kather­ine region is full of rich indige­nous cul­ture and heritage.

If this sounds like a role for you, we want to hear from you. APPLY TODAY and click 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 con­tact Paul Wall­work on 08 8982 1011 or recruitment@​ntphn.​org.​au