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Health Service Manager

Nursing, Executive/Management Roles

Posted: 29 Jun 2022

Location: Galiwin'ku NT

The primary purpose of the role is to effectively manage a small Aboriginal Controlled Health Service which provides high quality, evidenced based, culturally appropriate and effective primary and dental health care, to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the Marthakal Homelands.

  • Sup­port Yol­ngu Abo­rig­i­nal cul­ture and build stronger relationships
  • Pro­vide reg­u­lar and ongo­ing access to health ser­vices in occu­pied homelands
  • Above award salary with ben­e­fits such as salary sac­ri­fice and housing

Why Marthakal Home­lands Health Ser­vice?
MHHS, sit­u­at­ed on Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island), is a mobile Yol­ngu Med­ical Ser­vice cov­er­ing 15,000 square kilo­me­ters in the remote East Arn­hem Land with a pop­u­la­tion between 250 to 400. There are 29 home­lands in the Marthakal Home­lands region, for which the med­ical ser­vice is on 24 hours emer­gency call. Being a mobile med­ical ser­vice means that the health team trav­el in small planes and four wheel dri­ve vehi­cles to con­duct clin­ics out on the home­lands. What med­ical equip­ment can’t be packed can’t be tak­en, so com­pact stur­dy anti shock equip­ment is used.

What’s in it for you?
Work­ing with MHHS not only offers reward­ing career options, but a wide range of employ­ee ben­e­fits including:

  • Excel­lent base salary of $120,000 p.a.
  • 6 weeks annu­al leave and 2 weeks FOIL (Fares Out­side of Iso­lat­ed Localities)
  • On call allowance and annu­al bonus
  • 3‑bedroom ful­ly sub­sidised house over­look­ing the beach, with vehi­cle for lim­it­ed per­son­al use
  • Relo­ca­tion sup­port to eli­gi­ble candidates
  • Live and work in a com­mu­ni­ty steeped in tra­di­tions and culture

What’s the role?
The pri­ma­ry pur­pose of the role is to effec­tive­ly man­age a small Abo­rig­i­nal Con­trolled Health Ser­vice which pro­vides high qual­i­ty, evi­denced based, cul­tur­al­ly appro­pri­ate and effec­tive pri­ma­ry and den­tal health care, to improve the health and well-being of peo­ple liv­ing in the Marthakal Home­lands.
Respon­si­bil­i­ties include, but not lim­it­ed to-

  • Effec­tive­ly lead and man­age the Health Ser­vice, adher­ing to the prin­ci­ples of pri­ma­ry health care, with evi­dence-based practice
  • Man­age health emer­gen­cies on Home­lands in an effec­tive and time­ly man­ner with an expect­ed health outcome
  • Work in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the CFO to devel­op a draft bud­get, mon­i­tor expen­di­ture, pro­duce finance reports, imple­ment agreed actions, and pre­pare sub­mis­sions for cap­i­tal works projects
  • Devel­op and imple­ment an annu­al train­ing plan that pro­motes skills and knowl­edge to deliv­er qual­i­ty health care and meet all legal obligations
  • Lead and man­age the Marthakal First Aid Pro­gram across all ser­vice sites and in con­sul­ta­tion with all Marthakal Managers
  • Sup­port and par­tic­i­pate in all ini­tia­tives and change process­es that aim to improve ser­vice delivery

Is the role right for you?
MHHS are look­ing for peo­ple who have expe­ri­ence in prac­tic­ing pre­ven­tion, ear­ly detec­tion and appro­pri­ate inter­ven­tion to main­tain peo­ple in as opti­mal health as pos­si­ble. Whilst expe­ri­ence in remote pri­ma­ry health clin­ic envi­ron­ments is desir­able, what will real­ly see you thrive in their com­mu­ni­ties is a shared focus of Yol­ngu being health­i­er, liv­ing longer and hav­ing bet­ter lives.

Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • A rel­e­vant ter­tiary qual­i­fi­ca­tion degree and cur­rent reg­is­tra­tion with AHPRA
  • Min­i­mum 2‑years’ expe­ri­ence work­ing and liv­ing in a remote Indige­nous com­mu­ni­ty, which is an alco­hol free environment
  • Demon­strat­ed abil­i­ty to engage effec­tive­ly and sen­si­tive­ly with Indige­nous peo­ple for whom Eng­lish is not their first language
  • Demon­strat­ed abil­i­ty and expe­ri­ence to work autonomous­ly and col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly with­in a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary team to man­age a small, remote Abo­rig­i­nal Con­trolled Health Ser­vice deliv­er­ing pri­ma­ry and den­tal health care
  • Demon­strat­ed under­stand­ing and knowl­edge of social deter­mi­nants of health issues affect­ing Abo­rig­i­nal people
  • Abil­i­ty to under­go a suc­cess­ful Crim­i­nal His­to­ry, Work­ing with Children’s Check and gain/​maintain a cur­rent NT Dri­vers Licence

What’s it like liv­ing in Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island)?
The advan­tages of liv­ing and work­ing in remote East Arn­hem Land are var­ied and inter­est­ing and pro­vide a path­way to devel­op skills in chron­ic dis­ease, trop­i­cal med­i­cine, Abo­rig­i­nal health and rur­al health, that could not be expe­ri­enced in oth­er regions of Aus­tralia. You are able to enhance your emer­gency med­i­cine skills, whilst con­tribut­ing to improved health out­comes for the Marthakal Home­lands region. The chal­lenges are as diverse as the land­scape, but the oppor­tu­ni­ties to achieve your pro­fes­sion­al and lifestyle goals are immense.

If this sounds like a role for you, we want to hear from you. APPLY TODAY by click­ing the Apply for this job” link https://​www​.ntphn​.org​.au/​healt…
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