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Clinical Support Nurse

Aboriginal Health Council Of Western Australia

Location: Highgate, Perth WA
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Category: Permanent
Remuneration: $86,569.58 - $92,340.88 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice

The Clinical Support Nurse reports the Executive Manager - Public Health and Continuous Quality Improvement (PHCQI) and is responsible for providing expert clinical governance advice, public health response and continuous quality improvement (CQI) support to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) (Member Services) and key stakeholders with the aim of supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Western Australia.  

The role responsibilities include working closely with the PHCQI team to respond to public health events such as; pandemics and infectious disease outbreaks; clinical governance support including audits, accreditation assistance, data collection, collation and analysis; practice management solutions; adoption of best clinical practice guidelines by the ACCHS, stakeholder engagement for a variety of clinical issues and support the leadership of the PHCQI team. 

The role is responsible for providing support to improve the clinical practices of all Member ACCHS by promoting continuous quality improvement and working with other Work Units within AHCWA to promote and endorse existing programs that provide best practice outcomes and training development. This position will also provide support and mentoring to health professionals in providing a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal clients and communities when accessing health services.

To view the full position description and selection criteria, click here or visit https://www.ahcwa.org.au

About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency as a Registered Nurse.
  • Relevant clinical knowledge, skills and a minimum 3 years' experience as a clinical practitioner in a primary health care setting.
  • Demonstrated project or program management experience in the Not for Profit, Community and/or Health Sector.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of clinical quality improvement in primary health care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) and the service delivery issues facing these organisations.
  • Understanding of the social determinants affecting Aboriginal peoples’ health status.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to develop strategies, ideas and opportunities to resolve issues in a timely and effective manner.
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication and highly developed interpersonal skills including consultation skills and the ability to proactively establish and sustain effective stakeholder relationships.
  • Strong organisational skills, the capacity to successfully manage competing priorities, maintain attention to details and meet deadlines.
  • Well-developed ability to collect, collate, organise and analyse data.
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold the principles of cultural safety including an ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Ideally, in addition to be above, we are looking for someone who:
  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and is accepted as such by their community;
  • Has a relevant Public Health qualification and/or the ability to plan, implement and evaluate Public Health initiatives; and
  • Can demonstrate their experience working within the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector and a strong understanding and commitment to the sectors principles.

The position involves working within a multicultural organisation where the majority of employees, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal and/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.

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) prior to appointment.

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

In accordance with AHCWA’s COVID-19 Safety Policy and Procedure, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including any booster shots if required) against COVID-19. Applicants will be required to demonstrate proof of vaccination prior to appointment. This includes either an immunisation history statement or a COVID-19 digital certificate.

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 $86,569.58 - $92,340.88 per annum pro rata 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 including:
  • Flexible work arrangements and a family friendly work environment
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training and development
  • Up to 10 days’ Study Leave per year
  • 17.5% Annual Leave loading
  • Bring Your Dog To Work Day
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Up to 2 days’ Volunteer Leave per year
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives
Please note there is no closing date for this position. Applications will be assessed on submission and interviews scheduled accordingly. We encourage interested candidates to express their interest without delay!

For further information about this position please call a People and Culture Representative on 08 9227 1631.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) AHCWA 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.

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Registered NurseAboriginal Health Council Of Western Australia
Location Perth
Classification Registered Nurse
Sub Classification Community,Educators & Facilitators,Practice Nurse
Job Type Full Time,Permanent
Estimated Salary Package $86,569.58 - $92,340.88 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice
Closing Date 28-01-2022

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