Kimberley - Balgo

Vacancy Number: 1695

Health Centre Manager

About the Role
  • Rewarding opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join a multidisciplinary team of an Aboriginal Medical Service as a Health Centre Manager. This role is based in Kutjungka, WA in the Kimberley region and will be offered on a full-time 6 weeks on, two weeks off roster basis plus one-week annual leave.

    In this role, you will be responsible for the general management and day-to-day operations of a remote clinic providing leadership and support to the Kutjungka health team. Key responsibilities including leading a multidisciplinary team and coordinating external health service providers to provide a quality and comprehensive primary health care service to the community, managing the operational budget of the health centre in consultation with the Executive Manager Remote Services to ensure appropriate financial management and reporting of the health centre resources, coordinating and providing professional, evidence based primary health care to individuals, families and the community, utilising a holistic and culturally acceptable approach and identifying and developing systems and programs that will contribute toward overall quality improvement of the service.
Experience & Skills
  • Registered nurse with APHRA registration
  • Previous experience in a similar role and demonstrated knowledge and experience in the delivery of comprehensive primary health care, including emergency care
  • Previous experience working within Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (strongly desireable)
  • Excellent leadership and management skills and a strong understanding of cultural safety including a commitment to the principles of Aboriginal community control of health services
  • Demonstrated commitment to the quality improvement process and the ability to lead change management
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication, and report writing skills with the ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people
  • Current “C" class manual driver’s licence, ability to travel by road and/or small planes as required, and willingness to undergo a National Police and Working with Children Check
  • Australian work rights
What's on Offer
  • Attractive base salary of $114,514 PLUS Super
  • Accommodation provided whilst in the community
  • District allowance of $2,740 (single) or $5,480 (double)
  • Annual airfares of $1,285
  • 25% of base salary for availability and call out
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.