Kimberley - Derby

Vacancy Number: 1147

Community Health Nurse Manager

About the Role
  • DAHS provides comprehensive primary health care services to the town of Derby and 7 remote surrounding communities. DAHS have established a reputation for being a service that delivers quality primary health care. An exciting opportunity has now arisen for a Senior Manager of Population Health and Remote Services to join our team and share the challenges and satisfaction of providing support and direction to town based population health staff, staff that are based at the remote communities along the spectacular Gibb River Road and Jarlmadangah and Pandanus Park communities.
  • DAHS are also a part of a Kimberley network of Aboriginal Health Services with professional support service provided by Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services.
Experience & Skills
  • Key Result Area: Stakeholder Satisfaction
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate with others in an organisation setting – showing highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including negotiation and consultation
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain proactive and effective external stakeholder relationships
  • Possesses advanced understanding of an organisational environment where the board and CEO carry high exposure to multiple stakeholder expectations and reputation risks
  • Key Result Area
  • Compliance
  • Experience in working at a senior management level – demonstrating competent practice in an operational setting involving senior clinical professionals and team managers
  • Possesses knowledge of the overall legislation, regulation, licensing, compliance, and accreditation and CQI regimes in a primary health setting
  • A minimum of two years in clinical, program coordination and/or managerial roles in an Aboriginal primary health care setting
  • Knowledge of staff award provisions, EEO and OSH legislation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the governance and accountability framework in an ACCHS and/or similar non-government organisation setting
What's on Offer
  • Annual Airfare Derby-Perth-Derby return after 12 months of employment
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% Leave Loading on 4 weeks annual leave
  • Salary Packaging gross up amount of $31,177
  • Electricity subsidy of $1,440
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Kimberley


The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.

The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.

The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.

There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.