Health Development and Wellbeing Manager (Nurse 5)


Posted: 23 May 2023

Location: Darwin NT

Red Lily Health Service is a new Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service that offers you the chance of sharing in the development of a true community-focussed health service.

Nurs­ing — Man­age­ment (Health­care & Medical)

$118,100-$123,100 plus benefit

Full time

Red Lily Health Ser­vice is a new Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ty Con­trolled Health Ser­vice that offers you the chance of shar­ing in the devel­op­ment of a true com­mu­ni­ty-focussed health service.

Pri­ma­ry Objective

You are respon­si­ble for sup­port­ing best prac­tice in clin­i­cal teams that influ­ences the man­age­ment of chron­ic dis­ease and SEWB in the West Arn­hem region under Red Lily.

About the Team

The posi­tion will be part of the Red Lily Pri­ma­ry Health Care team that assists com­mu­ni­ty-based staff to pro­tect health and offer ser­vices that achieve pri­ma­ry and sec­ondary pre­ven­tion of dis­ease. This will be achieved through a com­bi­na­tion of capac­i­ty build­ing and man­age­ment of case­loads where rel­e­vant. Coor­di­na­tion with oth­er com­mu­ni­ties and teams with­in Red Lily and beyond will be nec­es­sary to ensure that the com­mu­ni­ties receive high qual­i­ty ser­vices and achieve opti­mal outcomes.


  1. Co-ordi­nate and pro­mote health pro­grams across the region to pro­vide & pro­mote a com­pre­hen­sive Pri­ma­ry Health Care (PHC) ser­vice util­is­ing a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary approach.
  2. Ensure all doc­u­men­ta­tion, records and health infor­ma­tion sys­tems are main­tained to ensure con­ti­nu­ity of care.
  3. Facil­i­tate and pro­vide cul­tur­al­ly accept­able health edu­ca­tion sup­port­ing a com­mu­ni­ty par­tic­i­pa­tive approach to local lev­el decision-making.
  4. 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.
  5. Par­tic­i­pate in the devel­op­ment, imple­men­ta­tion, and review of the Organ­i­sa­tion­al plan.
  6. Ensure the ori­en­ta­tion of new staff to the Organ­i­sa­tion’s phi­los­o­phy, poli­cies and pro­ce­dures and Health Cen­tre func­tions to pro­mote effec­tive teamwork.
  7. Par­tic­i­pate in and encour­age edu­ca­tion and pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment of self, team mem­bers and learners.
  8. Ensure all team mem­bers par­tic­i­pate in Qual­i­ty and Safe­ty pro­grams includ­ing devel­op­ment and eval­u­a­tion of poli­cies, pro­ce­dures and pro­to­cols (includ­ing Work Health & Safety).
  9. Man­age human and phys­i­cal resources with­in an allo­cat­ed bud­get for the health centre.
  10. Lead best prac­tice imple­men­ta­tion and Medicare claim­ing arrangements.
  11. Ensure the health cen­tre is ade­quate­ly & appro­pri­ate­ly stocked, and all equip­ment, facil­i­ties & assets are prop­er­ly main­tained, accord­ing to estab­lished policy. 

Key Selec­tion Criteria


  1. Eli­gi­ble for reg­is­tra­tion with the Aus­tralian Health Prac­ti­tion­er Reg­u­la­tion Agency as a gen­er­al reg­is­tered nurse and rel­e­vant post basic qualification.
  2. 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.
  3. Demon­strat­ed abil­i­ty and expe­ri­ence in the man­age­ment of a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary team.
  4. An abil­i­ty to inter­act effec­tive­ly with peo­ple of dif­fer­ent cul­tures with a demon­strat­ed under­stand­ing of issues affect­ing Abo­rig­i­nal health: cul­tur­al issues; cul­tur­al safe­ty and deter­mi­nants issues.
  5. Knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence in imple­men­ta­tion of Pri­ma­ry Health Care pro­grams and rel­e­vant leg­is­la­tion gov­ern­ing work prac­tice in the remote setting.
  6. Demon­strat­ed com­mit­ment to qual­i­ty improve­ment, research, edu­ca­tion and pro­fes­sion­al development.
  7. High­ly devel­oped inter­per­son­al, com­plex prob­lem solv­ing, writ­ten, ver­bal and IT com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills.
  8. Hold (or eli­gi­ble for) an NT man­u­al dri­vers licence, Police Clear­ance Cer­tifi­cate, Ochre Card, Land Coun­cil work per­mit and will­ing­ness to trav­el by air and 4WD to remote com­mu­ni­ties, pre­pared­ness to relieve oth­er nurs­ing posi­tions by arrangement.

Desir­able skills

  1. Under­stand­ing of issues affect­ing Abo­rig­i­nal health, dri­vers of health inequal­i­ty, prin­ci­ples of pri­ma­ry health care and rel­e­vant leg­is­la­tion gov­ern­ing work prac­tice in the North­ern Territory.
  2. Appro­pri­ate post grad­u­ate qual­i­fi­ca­tion in Pub­lic Health / Pri­ma­ry Health Care or addi­tion­al cer­tifi­cates in Child Health, Emer­gency, Mid­wifery, or Men­tal Health.
  3. Busi­ness-relat­ed qualification.

Posi­tion spe­cif­ic requirements

• A sat­is­fac­to­ri­ly Police check and a cur­rent Work­ing with Children’s Card is manda­to­ry for this position.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion and Appli­ca­tion process please click here:

Health Devel­op­ment and Well­be­ing Man­ag­er (Nurse 5) (employ​men​thero​.com)