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Kutjungka Health Centre Manager

Nursing, Executive/Management Roles

Posted: 27 Feb 2024

Location: Balgo WA

KAMS now has a rewarding opportunity for a Kutjungka Health Centre Manager to join their multidisciplinary team based in Balgo, WA. This role will be offered on a full-time 6 weeks on, two weeks off roster basis.

Job No: KAMS1187
Loca­tion: Bal­go

  • Look­ing to start your own adven­ture and expe­ri­ence some of Australia’s most breath­tak­ing out­back scenery? Then look no further!
  • Use your expe­ri­ence to make a real dif­fer­ence in Indige­nous health! 
  • Fan­tas­tic salary $128,145 plus super, sub­sidised accom­mo­da­tion, dis­trict allowance, and more

The Kim­ber­ley region is locat­ed in the north­ern part of West­ern Aus­tralia and cov­ers about 421,000 square kilo­me­tres. The Kim­ber­ley has only three towns with a pop­u­la­tion of more than 2,000 (Broome, Der­by and Kununur­ra), and the total pop­u­la­tion is around 37,000. In addi­tion to the sealed Route 1 which runs along the south­ern part of the area, the unsealed Gibb Riv­er Road runs through the heart of the region from Der­by to the high­way near Kununur­ra. Access to much of the region is by dirt road, air or sea.

About the Opportunity

In this role, will be a Remote Area Nurse or an excep­tion­al Oper­a­tional leader and will pro­vide man­age­ment over­sight to Kutjung­ka Health Cen­tre staff, work as part of the mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary team and be respon­si­ble for the deliv­ery of com­pre­hen­sive pri­ma­ry health care ser­vices and pro­grams (includ­ing emer­gency care) under the ACCHS Mod­el of Care.

Some of your key respon­si­bil­i­ties will include (but will not be lim­it­ed to):

  • Lead a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary team and coor­di­nate exter­nal health ser­vice providers to pro­vide a qual­i­ty and com­pre­hen­sive pri­ma­ry health care ser­vice to the com­mu­ni­ty under the KAMS Mod­el of Care;
  • Under­take the day to day oper­a­tional man­age­ment, staff super­vi­sion and coor­di­na­tion of health ser­vice deliv­ery at the health centre;
  • Man­age the oper­a­tional bud­get of the health cen­tre in con­sul­ta­tion with the Exec­u­tive Man­ag­er, Remote Ser­vices to ensure appro­pri­ate finan­cial man­age­ment and report­ing of the health cen­tre resources, includ­ing Medicare income generation;
  • Pro­mote and sup­port the role of the Abo­rig­i­nal health work­force as cru­cial to improv­ing health out­comes of Abo­rig­i­nal people;
  • Direct Clin­ic staff to coor­di­nate and pro­vide pro­fes­sion­al, evi­dence based pri­ma­ry health care to indi­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies and the com­mu­ni­ty util­is­ing a holis­tic and cul­tur­al­ly accept­able approach

About You

To be suc­cess­ful in this role, you will be a Reg­is­tered Nurse/​Practitioner and hold a cur­rent AHPRA Reg­is­tra­tion, with a min­i­mum 5 years post grad­u­ate expe­ri­ence. You will also have pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence in a sim­i­lar role and demon­strat­ed knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence in the deliv­ery of com­pre­hen­sive pri­ma­ry health care, includ­ing emer­gency care. 

The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will have excel­lent lead­er­ship and man­age­ment skills and a strong under­stand­ing of cul­tur­al safe­ty includ­ing a com­mit­ment to the prin­ci­ples of Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ty con­trol of health services.

KAMS is look­ing for an indi­vid­ual with high­ly devel­oped inter­per­son­al, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and report writ­ing skills with the abil­i­ty to com­mu­ni­cate effec­tive­ly with Abo­rig­i­nal people.

While not essen­tial, can­di­dates with pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence work­ing with­in Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ty Con­trolled Health Organ­i­sa­tions will be held in high regard.

Suc­cess­ful can­di­dates must have a cur­rent C” class man­u­al driver’s licence, abil­i­ty to trav­el by road and/​or small planes as required, and will­ing­ness to under­go a Nation­al Police and Work­ing with Chil­dren Check pri­or to employ­ment with KAMS.

Can­di­dates will also need to pro­vide a response to the selec­tion cri­te­ria in the posi­tion descrip­tion and attach as a word doc­u­ment with your application.

About the Benefits

KAMS is an organ­i­sa­tion that tru­ly val­ues its team, and is com­mit­ted to improv­ing employ­ee knowl­edge, skills and expe­ri­ence. These are high­ly attrac­tive oppor­tu­ni­ties for some­one with a desire to devel­op their pro­fes­sion­al knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence in the area of Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander health!

There is also a wide range of fan­tas­tic addi­tion­al ben­e­fits for the role, including:

  • Attrac­tive base salary of $128,145 PLUS Super;
  • Accom­mo­da­tion pro­vid­ed whilst in the community;
  • Dis­trict allowance of $2,740(single) and $5,480 (dou­ble);
  • Iso­la­tion air­fares of $1,400; and
  • 25% of base salary for on call.

Work­ing close­ly with patients, their fam­i­lies and car­ers, this is a role where you will wit­ness the direct pos­i­tive impact you’re mak­ing in the com­mu­ni­ty, as part of a close-knit KAMS team. You will be con­tin­u­al­ly recog­nised for your ded­i­ca­tion and hard work!

Don’t miss this excit­ing and reward­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty to have a pos­i­tive impact on the health out­comes of Indige­nous com­mu­ni­ties in the spec­tac­u­lar Kim­ber­ley region - Apply Now! https://kamsc-iframe.applynow.…