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Health Services Manager

Scout Talent - Adelaide, SA

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Senior leadership role with a leading Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Continue to expand your work and experience in the cutting edge areas of Indigenous governance, health, and self-determination.
Attractive base salary circa $177,000 PLUS super, 4WD vehicle & free, furnished accommodation
Enjoy relocation assistance, annual airfares & 9 weeks leave a year, to return home or explore what the outback has to offer

About Nganampa Health Council

Nganampa Health Council is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north west of South Australia. Across this area, NHC operates seven clinics and assorted health related programs including in aged care, sexual health, environmental health, health worker training, oral health, women’s health, male health, children’s health, immunisation, eye health and mental health.

Widely recognised as being an exemplary Aboriginal health service, Nganampa has sustained a national reputation for best practice primary health care services and leading edge collaborative program research and development. Their successes include significantly reducing the rates of sexually transmitted infections, increasing birth weights through their antenatal program and consistently keeping childhood immunisation rates at over 90% (some years at 100%).

About the Opportunity

Nganampa Health Council is currently looking for a full-time Health Services Manager to join their executive leadership team. It is expected you will be based in Umuwa, SA for at least 26 weeks of the year, with extensive travel throughout the APY lands and to inter- and intra-state meetings as required.

Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, this is a senior position that will see you provide management support and direction to Nganampa Health Council in the execution of the strategic plan, ensure organisational compliance is adhered to, maintain accreditation standards and support the Leadership team in the provision of business plans, operational systems and infrastructure improvements.

More specifically, some of your primary responsibilities will be to:
Work with the Executive and Medical Directors to advise and support the Board, promote strategic goals and objectives, implement policy, and maintain health programs and activities;
Ensure that strategic, business, risk management, and program plans are reviewed and approved by the Board, delivering timely reports on their implementation;
Manage overall administrative responsibilities for the day to day delivery of services, ensuring all activities comply with all relevant contracts, agreements, and funding requirements;
Implement processes and systems to support the development of Nganampa’s Anangu workforce, regularly consulting with Anangu Health Mayatjas for local input on operations;
Oversee the organisation’s asset management, maintenance and refurbishment systems;
Lead the development and roll out of a comprehensive IT strategy; and
Build and maintain effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, representing Nganampa at both inter-agency and community meetings.

At Nganampa Health Council, our people are our greatest strength

To be successful you will have significant experience in operational leadership and administration, with a strong understanding of change management processes, and a high level of financial literacy and financial management skills and experience.

A demonstrated history of working with Aboriginal organisations, under Aboriginal management and control will be essential, preferably in remote areas or related to remote health care. A relevant tertiary qualification, in health, social sciences or similar field would be highly regarded, though not essential provided you have extensive experience in this sector.

A strong negotiator with well-developed communication skills, you will be adept at building relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, able to adapt your approach as needed to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment and engage with individuals who may have varying levels of verbal and written English.

An experienced and resilient leader, you'll be able to work calmly and think strategically under pressure, with a background in leading and contributing to multidisciplinary teams for the purposes of problem solving, and project/program development, implementation and review.

Finally, Nganampa is looking for someone with a genuine interest in working with, and learning from, Aboriginal people and communities, who is committed to inclusive decision making and communicates openly and honestly with individuals at all levels.

Please note: This role will involve extensive travel to remote areas, via dirt roads, 4WD vehicles and light aircraft, when necessary. You will need a current Driver's License and be willing to undergo a Police Check and Working With Children Check prior to commencing employment.

Why join the Nganampa Health Council team?

In return for your professionalism, commitment and care, Nganampa Health Council offers a truly unique and rewarding opportunity to experience a different side to Australia.

The successful candidate will receive an highly attractive base salary circa $177,000 plus super and a range of additional benefits, including:
A fully maintained 4WD drive vehicle(available for some private use)
Relocation assistance
9 weeks leave (including 6 weeks annual leave PLUS 3 weeks recreation leave)
Annual airfares; and
Free, furnished accommodation, including utilities (electricity, gas and basic essentials)

To help you embrace the challenge, they provide a true learning culture, professional processes and unrivalled support. You'll work with some of the most talented people in the healthcare industry and enjoy a highly collaborative work environment that is outcome driven and strives for excellence.

Keen to help empower communities and make a real difference to the frontline of primary health care for Indigenous Australians? Apply Now!

About Umuwa and the APY Lands

The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yunkunytjatjara (APY) Lands cover over 100,000 square kilometres of remote South Australia, near the intersection of the SA, NT and WA borders. Home to around 3000 people, spread over seven main communities and seventeen homelands, the land was returned to the traditional owners in 1981.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Adelaide, SA

Government, Defence & Emergency


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