Goldfields - Ngaanyatjarra Lands

Vacancy Number: 1223

Professional Development and Education Coordinator

About the Role
  • This is a new role which will coordinate the delivery of all aspects of the NHS professional development and practice program to ensure NHS maintains a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce to deliver high quality services that meet the needs of the people of the Ngaanyatjarra lands.
Experience & Skills
  • A registered nurse with current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Previous significant experience in the delivery of clinical governance, training and support, including as a mentor/preceptor
  • Proven ability to manage coordinate and support staff achieve outcomes in complex operating contexts
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills to work across a multidisciplinary workforce comprising people from language and culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to apply planning, participate in research and evaluation to establish and implement priority activities
  • Proficient in the use of a range of information technologies including patient information and other data management systems
  • Adult Education qualifications
  • A current manual drivers license and ability to travel within a remote region in four-wheel drive and small aircraft
  • Current National Police Clearance and WA Working with Children Clearance, or the ability to obtain
What's on Offer
  • 6 weeks Annual Leave
  • Annual Airfare
  • Option to Salary Sacrifice up to maximum allowed in FBT year as PBI ($15,900 or $30,000 grossed)
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Goldfields


The Eastern Goldfields is the largest region in Western Australia. It covers almost one third of the State and has a population of about 54,000. More than half of the region’s residents live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Esperance, on the southern coast, is the second largest centre with a population of around 13,000.

The Kalgoorlie region has been historically significant in the development of Western Australia, as the centre of the gold rush in the 1890s. As well as reminders of those times in the buildings and institutions around the city, there is still a plethora of natural bounty to be enjoyed in its eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains and abundance of wildlife. The cultural mix found in the region is also rich, with a melding of Indigenous and European heritages that has created an area of unique character. To the southern edge of the region the pristine beaches provide a stunning backdrop to Australia’s southern ocean, reached through a corridor of National Parks and wide swathes of unspoiled natural beauty.

The primary industries in the cooler southern part of the region are fishing and farming. The warm, dry northern areas are dominated by gold and nickel mining and industry-related services.

About 50 general practitioners work in the region across 22 practices, including Aboriginal Medical Services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Kalgoorlie is well serviced by specialists.