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Clinical Manager - Newman Clinic

Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service

Employment Type: Permanent

Employment Category: Full-time

Remuneration: $116,378.00 - $136,145.80 p.a. + super + benefits

About the Opportunity

The Clinical Manager – Newman Clinic is responsible for the day to day management and coordination of primary health care service delivery at the Newman Clinic. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Clinical Manager provides high level culturally competent, clinical leadership and supervision to the Newman Clinic team ensuring planning and supervision of daily duties and coordination of visiting services.

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About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Nurse Practitioner or Aboriginal Health Practitioner;
  • Demonstrated ability to practice in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA’s) Code of Conduct of Registered Nurses and Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses OR demonstrated ability to practice in accordance with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board Code of Conduct and Professional Capabilities standards;
  • At least four (4) years post graduate experience in nursing or as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner, demonstrating a sound professional background in primary health care service delivery, management and coordination;
  • Previous experience leading a multi-disciplinary team in a primary health care setting including conflict management;
  • Sound understanding of, and a commitment to, the principles of Primary Health Care and Community Development and model of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services;
  • Highly developed written skills and demonstrated organisational and time management skills plus an ability to adapt to changing needs;
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills;
  • A clear respect for Aboriginal culture, willingness to listen and learn, a commitment to participate in inter-cultural awareness activities as directed by PAMS and a demonstrated ability to practice in a culturally safe and appropriate manner;
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, drivers of health inequality, and principles of primary health care and relevant legislation governing work practice in Western Australia; and
  • Sound working knowledge of electronic patient information management systems (eg. Communicare).

Additionally, desirable criteria include:

  • The person is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and is acknowledged as such by their community.
  • Further qualifications in the areas of primary health care, health administration and leadership chronic disease, mental health, child health, diabetes education, wound care, midwifery or other relevant area.
  • Knowledge of Medicare and its application to the Aboriginal primary health care setting.
  • Previous high level experience in the use of Communicare including having undertaken Communicare Administrator training.

The position involves working with a multicultural organisation where the majority of staff, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) PAMS actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require an unrestricted WA “C” Class Driver’s Licence, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 3 months) and Working With Children Check (where applicable) prior to appointment, in order to be eligible for the position.

All new employees must be fully vaccinated with an Approved COVID-19 Vaccine and provide Evidence of Vaccination by uploading your Digital Vaccination Certificate with your application. You will be provided with relevant information, including the compliance date during the recruitment process.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement. Acceptable evidence includes an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with relevant visa.

About the Benefits

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $116,378.00 - $136,145.80 per annum plus superannuation. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits (dependent on negotiation) including:

  • 6 weeks’ annual leave + 17.5% leave loading;
  • Relocation assistance;
  • Accommodation with subsidised utilities;
  • Vehicle for work and reasonable private use;
  • Up to two (2) flights to and from place of residence per year of continuous services;
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training + study leave options;
  • Employee Assistance Program; and
  • Retention Initiatives in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy.

This position offers the opportunity to work closely with remote Aboriginal communities and make a drastic impact to the health and well-being outcomes of these communities.

PAMS operates five sites, four of which are remote and managed by a team of clinicians and a range of ancillary workers. Although the successful candidates will have a substantive location (Newman) they must be prepared from time to time to work across any one of these sites should they be required.

PAMS operates in some of the most remote parts of Australia and staff are required to be proficient at driving a 4WD vehicle and willing to fly in light aircraft.

About the Organisation

With an administrative hub based in Newman, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) provides holistic primary health care to the individuals and families within Newman and the remote communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

PAMS has over 700 registered clients, with most being Martu. Services offered include health education and promotion programs and initiatives, as well as the monitoring and management of ongoing health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, ante-natal & post-natal care and child health

Shortlisting will commence immediately.

For further information including, please contact Aakriti Yadav, Human Resources Advisor on 08 9177 8307.

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Registered NursePuntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service
Location WA
Job Reference Number PAMS1144
Classification Registered Nurse
Job Type Permanent/Full-Time
Estimated Salary Package $110K - $150K
Closing Date 12-02-2022

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