Goldfields - Ngaanyatjarra Lands

Vacancy Number: 1224

Preventable Chronic Disease Co-ordinator

About the Role
  • The Preventable Chronic Disease Coordinator will manage and provide support, leadership and coordination of the Ngaanyatjarra Health Service (NHS) Preventable Chronic Disease Program (PCDP) across the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, utilising a nationally recognised Preventable Chronic Disease strategy as the foundation.
Experience & Skills
  • Registered General Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Previous extensive experience in a remote PHC setting having knowledge and experience in Preventable Chronic Disease frameworks and associated management systems and strategies
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills to work across a multi-disciplinary workforce comprising people from language and culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, the principles of Primary Health Care and legislation governing work practice Demonstrated ability to promote and manage change in a complex remote practice setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to Quality Improvement, evidence based practice, research, education and professional development
  • Proficient in the application of a range of information technologies including patient information and other data managements systems
  • A current manual drivers licence
  • A National Police clearance and WA Working with Children’s check
What's on Offer
  • 11 weeks off per year
  • Subsidised accommodation & utilities
  • Flight allowance
  • Qualifications allowance
  • Option to Salary Sacrifice up to maximum allowed in FBT year as PBI ($15,900 or $30,000 grossed)
  • Generous professional development incentive
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Goldfields


The Eastern Goldfields is the largest region in Western Australia. It covers almost one third of the State and has a population of about 54,000. More than half of the region’s residents live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Esperance, on the southern coast, is the second largest centre with a population of around 13,000.

The Kalgoorlie region has been historically significant in the development of Western Australia, as the centre of the gold rush in the 1890s. As well as reminders of those times in the buildings and institutions around the city, there is still a plethora of natural bounty to be enjoyed in its eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains and abundance of wildlife. The cultural mix found in the region is also rich, with a melding of Indigenous and European heritages that has created an area of unique character. To the southern edge of the region the pristine beaches provide a stunning backdrop to Australia’s southern ocean, reached through a corridor of National Parks and wide swathes of unspoiled natural beauty.

The primary industries in the cooler southern part of the region are fishing and farming. The warm, dry northern areas are dominated by gold and nickel mining and industry-related services.

About 50 general practitioners work in the region across 22 practices, including Aboriginal Medical Services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Kalgoorlie is well serviced by specialists.