Health Centre Manager

Executive/Management Roles

Posted: 26 Oct 2022

Location: Darwin NT

Work in a dynamic cultural environment that adds interest and satisfaction to the important work that nurses already do.

War­ruwi NT (N5)


FLEX­I­BLE MOD­EL — JOB SHAR­ING OPPOR­TU­NI­TY! Choose when and how long you want to work!


The Red Lily Health Board Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion (RLHB) aims to empow­er Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple in the West Arn­hem region and address health issues in the com­mu­ni­ty by pro­vid­ing lead­er­ship with the long-term vision of estab­lish­ing a region­al Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ty Con­trolled Health Service.

Work in a dynam­ic cul­tur­al envi­ron­ment that adds inter­est and sat­is­fac­tion to the impor­tant work that nurs­es already do. Cul­tur­al induc­tion and aware­ness train­ing is some­thing that Red Lily pro­vide to both Abo­rig­i­nal and non-Abo­rig­i­nal health staff to ensure the best chance of suc­cess in improv­ing health out­comes for West Arn­hem communities.

War­ruwi Health Cen­tre is sit­u­at­ed on South Goul­burn Island 300km NE of Dar­win in the Ara­fu­ra Sea and is home to abun­dant wildlife and flo­ra that inhab­it the beach­es, wet­lands and swamps and expan­sive native bush­lands. The com­mu­ni­ty pop­u­la­tion is approx­i­mate­ly 500. It is cur­rent­ly a 3‑nurse/​1AHP post. Hous­ing is pro­vid­ed and on-call is shared between the clin­i­cal staff (with a com­mu­ni­ty dri­ver in support).


  • Base Salary up to $123,100 + Super + Call Out + On Call Allowance
  • 6 weeks of leave + addi­tion­al leave accru­als (pro rata)
  • Salary Sac­ri­fice for up to $15,900 per year (non for por­fit organisation)
  • Accom­mo­da­tion pro­vid­ed includ­ing utilities
  • Relo­ca­tion Assistance
  • FOIL
  • Flex­i­ble model/​Job shar­ing available
  • Penal­ty rates for over­time and call outs!
  • On-Call Allowance

Pri­ma­ry Objective

Lead and coor­di­nate a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary remote pri­ma­ry health care team, man­age health sys­tems & team mem­bers, treat ill­ness, pro­mote well­be­ing, pro­vide edu­ca­tion & train­ing, and encour­age com­mu­ni­ty health action in order to con­tribute to bet­ter health out­comes for the peo­ple in West Arnhem.


  • Co-ordi­nate and pro­mote health pro­grams and local Health Cen­tre team to pro­vide & pro­mote a com­pre­hen­sive Pri­ma­ry Health Care (PHC) ser­vice util­is­ing a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary approach. 
  • Ensure all doc­u­men­ta­tion, records and health infor­ma­tion sys­tems are main­tained to ensure con­ti­nu­ity of care. 
  • Facil­i­tate and pro­vide cul­tur­al­ly accept­able health edu­ca­tion sup­port­ing a com­mu­ni­ty par­tic­i­pa­tive approach to local lev­el decision-making. 
  • Pro­mote and sup­port Abo­rig­i­nal Health Prac­ti­tion­ers (AHPs) to be first line providers of health care in the com­mu­ni­ty to facil­i­tate the deliv­ery of cul­tur­al­ly appro­pri­ate health care. 
  • Par­tic­i­pate in the devel­op­ment, imple­men­ta­tion, and review of the Organ­i­sa­tion­al plan.
  • Ensure the ori­en­ta­tion of new staff to the Organ­i­sa­tion’s phi­los­o­phy, poli­cies and pro­ce­dures and Health Cen­tre func­tions to pro­mote effec­tive teamwork.
  • Par­tic­i­pate in and encour­age edu­ca­tion and pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment of self, team mem­bers and learners. 
  • Ensure all team mem­bers par­tic­i­pate in Qual­i­ty and Safe­ty pro­grams includ­ing devel­op­ment and eval­u­a­tion of poli­cies, pro­ce­dures and pro­to­cols (includ­ing Work Health & Safety). 
  • Man­age human and phys­i­cal resources with­in an allo­cat­ed bud­get for the health centre. 
  • Ensure the health cen­tre is ade­quate­ly & appro­pri­ate­ly stocked, and all equip­ment, facil­i­ties & assets are prop­er­ly main­tained, accord­ing to estab­lished policy. 
  • Par­tic­i­pate in an on call 24 hour roster. 

Key Selec­tion Criteria

  • AHPRA Reg­is­tra­tion and rel­e­vant post basic qualifications
  • Exten­sive expe­ri­ence and demon­strat­ed skills in Remote Area Nurs­ing with an under­stand­ing of all roles with­in a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary pri­ma­ry health care team mod­el in Aus­tralian indige­nous communities
  • Demon­strat­ed abil­i­ty and expe­ri­ence in the man­age­ment of a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary team
  • Expe­ri­ence or will­ing to obtain train­ing in the PCIS health sys­tem (Pri­ma­ry Care Info System) 
  • Knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence in imple­men­ta­tion of Pri­ma­ry Health Care pro­grams and rel­e­vant leg­is­la­tion gov­ern­ing work prac­tice in the remote setting
  • Full Aus­tralian Work­ing Rights
  • Man­u­al dri­vers’ licence
  • Nation­al Police Clear­ance (with­in 6 months, check done through Safe NT)
  • Valid Work­ing with Chil­dren Card (OCHRE card)
  • Will­ing to apply for Land Coun­cil work Permit
  • Able and will­ing to trav­el by small light air­crafts and 4WD to remote community
  • Will­ing to par­tic­i­pate in an on call 24 hour roster

For more infor­ma­tion and Appli­ca­tion Process please click here.