Wheatbelt - Merredin

Vacancy Number: 1059

Chronic Disease Co-ordinator

About the Role
  • To work collaboratively with general practices and designated health services to ensure patients with chronic conditions receive well-coordinated care in order to facilitate optimal health outcomes and self-management.
Experience & Skills
  • 1. Relevant clinical background with appropriate qualification in nursing, or allied health profession. 2. Highly developed interpersonal skills, including demonstrated liaison and negotiation skills. 3. Strong organisational skills and an ability to set priorities and plan and act to achieve desired outcomes within specified timeframes. 4. High level communication and presentation skills, including an ability to write reports. 5. Experience/Ability to liaise effectively with General Practitioners and other primary health services. 6. Sound understanding and knowledge of general practice, primary health care, Indigenous health issues, priorities and policies in Australia. 7. Experience with data collection requirements. 8. Demonstrated computer literacy skills. 9. Ability to function effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. 10. Ability to undertake travel within the region, including to remote areas. 11. Current ā€˜Cā€™ class drivers licence. 12. Current National Police and Working with Children clearance.
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Part time
Days / Hours 08FTE
Map of Wheatbelt


The Central Wheatbelt area covers an area of approximately 85,000 square kilometres. The population is widely dispersed across the region, with major service centres at Narrogin, Northam, Merredin and Moora, with an economy based largely on agriculture.

It is a charming region of small farming communities dotted over a landscape of wheat fields and sheep pasture. The environment of the Wheatbelt is quite varied. The Avon region close to Perth is known for its lush environment, thanks to its relatively high rainfall. The coastal region supports fishing and aquaculture, while the warm, dry inland areas are suited to agricultural industries such as wheat and sheep farming.

The region has extensive educational, health, recreational and cultural services and is home to the C Y O'Connor College of TAFE and Curtin University's Muresk Institute of Agriculture. The region also offers affordable housing and business premises.

More than 40 doctors work in the region, mostly in private practice.