Clinical Manager - Newman Hub

Job No: PAMS1042
Location: Newman

Location: Newman
Employment Type: Permanent
Employment Category: Full Time
Remuneration: $116,378.00 - $136,145.80 per annum + superannuation + salary sacrifice
Commencement Date: The successful applicant will be required to commence approximately 1 July 2020

About the Organisation

The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service located in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia and provides comprehensive and culturally appropriate primary health care services to the Martu people of Newman and the four remote Aboriginal communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

Our passionate and multidisciplinary team of qualified and experienced health professionals including GP’s, Remote Area Nurses and Aboriginal Health Workers provide holistic and high quality health care to clients throughout the region.

Due to expand its services in July 2020, PAMS will be opening a new clinic in Newman referred to as ‘The Newman Hub’. Linking residents with a range of healthcare providers, the Newman Hub will be the centre for primary health care services for Aboriginal people living in Newman and the surrounding areas. This is an exciting time to join a growing organisation and contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of the local Aboriginal community.

About the Opportunity

The Clinical Manager – Newman Hub reports to and is directly accountable to the Chief Executive Officer, and is primarily responsible for coordinating and managing the provision of high quality and culturally appropriate primary health care services to the clients of Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service. This includes but is not explicitly limited to coordinating and supporting the overall multidisciplinary and integrated approach to the Newman Hub team’s goals to manage illness, promote well-being, maintain health systems, provide education and training and encourage community health action. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing all aspects of the day to day operations of the Newman Hub including planning, service delivery, portfolio management and consumables as well as assisting with assets management.

Building the capacity of Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs) and other Indigenous staff to provide culturally safe health care is pivotal to this role. This position collaborates extensively with other areas and organisations, both internal and external, to achieve the best possible health outcomes.

To view the full Position Description and Selection Criteria, click here or visit http://www.puntukurnu.com.au/

About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Registered Nurse or Aboriginal Health Practitioner.
  • Extensive experience in the delivery of primary health care services and/or health care management and able to demonstrate a sound professional background of primary health care and health care management. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to a multidisciplinary team and to manage the human, financial and physical resources of a primary health care centre.
  • A clear respect for Aboriginal culture, willingness to listen and learn and commitment to participate in inter-cultural awareness activities as directed by PAMS, and ability to practice in a culturally safe manner.
  • Understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, drivers of health inequality, principles of primary health care and relevant legislation governing work practice in Western Australia.
  • Proven broad comprehensive primary health care experience with advanced clinical skills and competencies needed to work effectively in the Aboriginal primary health care setting.
  • Established ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to a wide range of stakeholders including the preparation of reports and correspondence.
  • Proven ability and desire to work strategically with a multidisciplinary team to drive positive change in health outcomes.

Ideally, in addition to the above, the successful candidate would also meet the following criteria:

  • The person is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and is acknowledged as such by their community.
  • Appropriate post graduate qualification in Public Health / Primary Health Care / Health Administration and Management or additional certificates in Child Health, Midwifery, or Mental Health.
  • Previous experience working in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector.

The position involves working within 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.

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.

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 including:

  • Accommodation and Subsidised Utilities
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Mobile Phone Allowance
  • 2x return paid flights from Newman to place of origin within Australia per financial year
  • 6 weeks’ annual leave + 17.5% leave loading
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training + study leave options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 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 four remote sites, three of which have a team of one nurse 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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close at 5pm, 31 March 2020.

For further information about this position please call Kimberley Biggs, Human Resources Advisor on (08) 9227 1631.

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.

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