Overview

  • Are you a nursing professional looking to grow your skills in community health?
  • Full time position in a passionate community health organisation!
  • Attractive salary package circa $121,007 and subsidised modern accomodation!

Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service – Empowering community, health and identity
WAMS not only provides healthcare: it helps educate and support Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the community to care for their own health and improve their wellbeing, with many initiatives to help make healthy living more accessible. Their Healthy for Life program includes a market garden where clients and the community can have access to fresh fruit and vegetables grown on-site.

Services offered include public health, family health, sexual health, dental health, mental health and GP Clinical Services and a range of health programs, including drug and alcohol and limited health-related transport services.

WAMS have invested in state-of-the-art facilities that many urban locations lack. Staff and community members have access to a children’s services area and a gymnasium, as well as a modern Chronic Diseases Building offering medical, optical, and dental care.

Be part of a multi-cultural team, live in a welcoming small town, and join a long-standing organisation that has been the life-breath of the Walgett community for more than 35 years.

About the Opportunity
WAMS now has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Community Health Coordinator to join their team in Walgett, NSW.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will lead and oversee the Healthy for Life program for WAMS and surrounding medical centres with the aim to improve health outcomes in remote communities.

Some of your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Monitor the progress of the Healthy for Life implementation plan for any new service component;
  • Improving incidence of chronic illness through primary health care;
  • Coordinate with health care specialists from Sydney and other regional centres;
  • Work with Child and Maternal health to improve child mortality statistics;
  • Report on activities and KPI’s to funding bodies;
  • Conduct review processes including clinical audits, health system assessment and performance indicators to identify priorities for improvement; and
  • Fortnightly travel to surrounding medical centres.

About You
The position requires broad knowledge of primary health care in order to successfully promote the Healthy For Life program. As such, a Tertiary Nursing qualification or other suitable health qualification is required.

Ideally, you will have experience in a remote health care setting, although this is not essential.

You will be highly organised, proactive in your approach and willing to jump in and help all areas of the organisation as required. Your ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders of all backgrounds will ensure your success.

Importantly, WAMS is looking for an empathetic, compassionate and responsible individual with an understanding of remote culture and willingness to be a part of a close community.

People who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.

Please note: To be eligible for this position you must possess a current Australian driver’s licence and consent to a Working with Children and National Police Check prior to commencing employment.

About the Benefits
This is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate health professional to tackle a challenging and rewarding role with a long-standing organisation that contributes to the social and economic growth of the Walgett community.

Upon joining WAMS, you’ll become part of an organisation that not only provides healthcare, but that helps educate and support Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the community to care for their own health and improve their wellbeing.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive salary package circa $121,007.

This salary package is inclusive of the following benefits:

  • Subsidised modern accommodation;
  • 4 weeks annual leave;
  • $5000 Rural Doctors Network tax-free payment after 12 months in the role;
  • Salary sacrificing up to $15,900 per year; and
  • Access to a vehicle for work use.

If you are looking to advance your career with an influential Aboriginal health organisation – Apply Now!

Closing Date for Applications: 07 May 2021