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Executive Manager - Public Health and Continuous Quality Improvement

Aboriginal Health Council Of WA

Executive Manager Public Health and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

The Executive Manager Public Health and CQI reports to, and is directly accountable to, the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for leading and managing all activities within the Public Health and CQI Work Group.

As a member of the Executive Management Team, and working closely with the CEO and Board of Directors, the occupant is required to lead and champion the implementation of the organisation’s strategic plan to achieve the organisation’s objectives in an effective and timely manner.

This position is also responsible for leading expert clinical management advice and support to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services around the state. This includes but not limited to: clinical governance frameworks; continuous quality improvement; compliance and audits; accreditation; recall systems; policies and procedures; best clinical practice; practice management; practice information systems; and data support and analysis.

About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:
  • Relevant qualification and/or experience in primary health care setting and/or health care management with the ability to demonstrate a sound professional background of primary health care and health care management. 
  • Experience working within the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health and a strong understanding and commitment to the sectors principles.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of patient information systems, recall systems and the Medicare Benefit Scheme.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to develop strategies, ideas and opportunities to resolve issues in a timely and effective manner.
  • A leadership style that develops, coaches and empowers employees to achieve the best possible outcomes of client and clinical service delivery.
  • Experience with change management and the implementation of continuous quality improvement initiatives.
  • Knowledge and/or an understanding of the current trends and issues affecting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal communities throughout the state.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to ensure that their views are incorporated into service delivery planning, development and implementation.
  • Highly developed written communication skills including the ability to write clearly and concisely, prepare complex written reports and manage the output of quality information.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including negotiation and consultation skills and the ability to proactively establish and sustain effective stakeholder relationships.
  • Substantial experience in the development, review and implementation of clinical policies, procedures and strategies.
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability and capacity to successfully manage competing priorities, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills and the ability to utilise Word, Excel, PowerPoints and Outlook.

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;
  • Possesses a relevant clinical qualification i.e. Aboriginal Health Worker / Aboriginal Health Practitioner or Registered Nurse.
  • Can demonstrate their research experience in the Health Sector; and
  • Can demonstrate their experience working in rural or remote settings, preferably in WA.

The position involves working within a multicultural organisation where the majority of employees, 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.

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.

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 $126,968.71 - $138,511.32 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 Kimberley Biggs, People and Culture Advisor 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.

About the Organisation

The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in Western Australia. We exist to support and act on behalf of our 23 Member ACCHS throughout WA, actively responding to their individual and collective needs.

Governed by an Aboriginal Board of Directors who represent all regions in Western Australia, AHCWA aims to promote and strengthen the ACCHS’ Model of Care; a model that is built around the delivery of comprehensive, holistic, and culturally secure primary health care services.

AHCWA is a community organisation that focusses on making a difference to thehealth and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. We work together as a team; to respect and understand the social and cultural needs; to network; to provide support; to advocate; to influence policy; to monitor performance; and to build work capacity to help improve and strengthen the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people and their communities.

AHCWA is centrally located on the bustling and vibrant Beaufort Street café strip, and offers a flexible and family friendly workplace with a wide range of benefits to suit all employees.

AHCWA also has a training and development centre that delivers a variety of training programs and short courses to enhance the capacity of the ACCHS workforce.

The organisation operates on the foundational pillars of Aboriginal leadership, self-determination and cultural diversity that underpin and shape the way the organisation conducts its business.

These values are designed to guide and promote a strong, high performing organisational culture that is responsive to the state-wide needs of our Member Services and assist us in delivering our vision.
Culture | Resilience | Accountability | Collaboration | Passion | Integrity
To find out more about AHCWA, visit our website at

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AdministrationAboriginal Health Council Of WA
Location Perth
Classification Administration
Sub Classification Healthcare Management
Job Type Full Time
Estimated Salary Package $126,968.71 - $138,511.32 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice
Closing Date 30-11-2021

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