Kimberley - Broome

Vacancy Number: 1353

Health Centre Manager

About the Role
  • KAMS now has a rewarding opportunity for a Health Centre Manager to join their multidisciplinary team based in Beagle Bay, WA. This role will be offered on a full-time 6 weeks on, two weeks off roster basis plus one-week annual leave.

    In this role, you will be responsible for the general management and day-to-day operations of a remote clinic providing leadership and support to the Beagle Bay health team. Some of your key responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to): Promoting and advocating health services with the local community Council
  • Administering and maintaining clinical standards including all clinical assets according to standard policy and procedures
  • Ensuring quality improvements are carried out and met to the required health clinical standards
  • Managing workforce, including recruitment and orientation, staff development, performance, training, clinical supervision and in-service education
  • Planning and reporting on a regular basis with senior management
  • Ensuring staff have access to appropriate systems/programs/resources to enable them to perform their duties
  • and Attending, and participating in, regular KAMS senior management meetings.
Experience & Skills
  • To be successful in this role, you will be a Registered Nurse and hold AHPRA registration.
  • 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.
  • In this role, it is essential that you have a demonstrated commitment to the quality improvement process and the ability to lead change management.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Due to the nature of this role, a current driver’s licence with the capacity to drive manual vehicles and 4WD is required. Additionally, you will need to be able to travel by light aircraft as needed.
  • Please note: It is a requirement that successful candidates hold a current Working With Children Check, and be willing to undergo a National Police Check prior to employment with KAMS.
  • Applications close Friday 17th August 2018
What's on Offer
  • Base Salary: $112,933
  • District Allowance: $2,149 single $4,298 Double
  • Availability & Call out payment: 25% of base salary
  • Accommodation provided in the community
  • Roster: 6 weeks on 2 weeks off
  • Isolation leave of: 2 weeks every 6 weeks worked in community
  • Annual airfare $1,285 every 12 months
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Kimberley

Kimberley

The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.

The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.

The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.

There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.