Clinical Manager - Newman Clinic

Job No: PAMS1046
Location: Newman, WA

(Re-advertised. Previous applicants need not apply)

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 Clinic’. Linking residents with a range of healthcare providers, the Newman Clinic 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 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 – Newman Clinic is required to provide 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.  This position is also responsible for maintaining quality systems to ensure standards are met in accordance with current editions of RACGP Standards for General Practice

Although primarily focused on the clinical administration of the Newman Clinic this position will also, from time to time be required to deliver patient facing services.

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:

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Sound working knowledge of electronic patient information management systems (eg. Communicare).
  • Current Understanding Vaccines and the National Immunisation Program Certificate or willingness to obtain within the first six weeks of commencement.
  • Current First Aid or Intermediate / Advanced Life Support Certificate.

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.
  • 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 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

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.

Please note there is no closing date for this advertisement.  Applications will be assessed as received and interviews scheduled accordingly. PAMS reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement without further notice, therefore we encourage interested candidates to submit their application without delay.

For further information about this position please call Lauren Richards, Recruitment Officer 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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