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Practice Manager - Mornington Island

Mornington Island

Full Time

Practice Manager – Mornington IslandPosition Summary To ensure that operational processes support the delivery of high-quality primary health care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Mornington Island community. Functional accountabilities of this role include: managing the operations of the Mornington Island Primary Health Clinic in consultation with the Director of Primary Health Care. Leading the revenue optimisation and education for the clinics. To build andstrengthen Gidgee Healing’s relationships with clients and patients and employees. To build the capacity of clinic administrative employees. Ensure consistent workplace procedures and practices are in place to support clinicmanagement, business strategy and/or administrative processes.  About you: Previous experience in a leadership/management role within a community setting. Demonstrated ability to work sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanderpeople. An understanding of the health issues and/or social factors impacting the lives of Aboriginal andTorres Strait Islander people. Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a multi-disciplinary team, comprising both clinicians and administrative staff, to foster a positive working environment and ensure the delivery of high-qualitypractice management services. A sound understanding of workplace health and safety and an ability to implement safe work practices in the work environment. Ability to plan and prioritise own work and utilise initiative to deliver work activities and projects in a timely and effective manner. Contribute positively within a team environment, demonstrating a friendly, positive attitude and willingness to learn. Demonstrated accuracy, attention to detail and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of a team and to maintain strict Previous experience in the use of Best Practice or other clinical and/or client management databases. An understanding or experience in general practice accreditation and standards. High level computer literacy. Current C Class Drivers Licence (QLD) – essential. Satisfactory police check – no serious Criminal/Court record. Current Blue Card (working with children and young people) or willingness to apply for a Blue Card. Willingness to work flexible hours as required, including the requirement to travel, work and stay overnight for up to several days at a time in remote areas. Willingness to travel by road and small plane.  For further information on this position please contact Kate Troxell on 0436 924 495

Medical Receptionist

Normanton

Full Time

Medical Receptionist About Gidgee Healing Gidgee Healing (‘Gidgee’) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, representing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the Northwest, and Lower Gulf regions of Queensland. We are committed to supporting Aboriginal communities’ own solutions to living long healthy lives; strengthen their culture; and regain their spirit. We provide a broad range of primary health care and aged care services, and we are now the largest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service provider by land area in Queensland. Our service includes two Hospital and Health Service regions (Central West and Northwest) and shares its boundary with the Western Queensland Primary Health Network (WQPHN). For more information, visit our website at www.gidgeehealing.com Position Summary To ensure first-rate customer service and efficient reception services to support the delivery of high-quality primary health care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Normanton community. Functional accountabilities of this role include: Providing exceptional customer service; Effective and efficient administration of client appointments; Client data and client claims processing; and General administrative support. About you Certificate III in Medical Reception (and/or equivalent relevant experience). Experience working in a General Practice setting with varying degrees of established processes and systems. A demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Knowledge and understanding of MBS and the Medicare system. Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and understand the cycle of care patient system. Computer and word-processing skills that demonstrate your experience in using MS Office package (Word, Excel), email and the internet and use of patient information/recall database systems. Ability to rapidly acquire an understanding of PHC clinic practices and systems and to work effective and efficiently with these practices and systems. Effective interpersonal skills including a high standard of customer service skills. A local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, with established connections to the region. Current C Class Drivers Licence (QLD) – essential. Satisfactory police check – no serious Criminal/Court record. Current Blue Card (working with children and young people) or willingness to apply. Willingness to work flexible hours as required, including the requirement to travel, work and stay overnight for up to several days at a time in remote areas. Willingness to travel by road and small plane.   For furthermore information on this position please contact Kate Troxell on 0436 924 495.

Pharmacist

Mount Isa

Full Time

Gidgee Healing (‘Gidgee’) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, with our strategic direction determined by a Board of Directors comprising Aboriginal people from across the region, as well as two skills-based Directors. Gidgee’s organisational mission and vision statements demonstrate a commitment to providing holistic and culturally appropriate health services, underpinned by a philosophy of community participation, and a with a strong focus on care coordination. Gidgee is the only Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service representing the health needs of the Aboriginal people residing in the Mt Isa, North West and Lower Gulf regions of Queensland, with the primary aim of supporting Aboriginal communities’ own solutions to living long healthy lives; strengthening our culture; and regaining our spirit. Gidgee's service footprint is now the largest single Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service provider land area in Queensland, spanning approximately 640,000 km2 and including some 11,000 Indigenous persons. Our service area comprises 20 Native Title group land areas; 12 Local Governments Areas; the two Queensland State seats of Mount Isa and Gregory; and two House of Representative Divisions, Kennedy and Maranoa. It also includes two Hospital and Health Service regions (Central West and North West) and shares its boundary with the Western Queensland Primary Health Network (WQPHN).   Co-ordinate and lead the development and implementation of strategies for improving Medication Safety and optimising Quality Use of Medicines across the Gidgee Healing (GH) footprint. To enable Gidgee to meet its business objectives in line with the Action Plan and policies and procedures Bachelor of Pharmacy (or equivalent); Current AHPRA registration; Accreditation with AACP (HMR/RMMR Provider); Demonstrated experience in Residential Medication Management Reviews; Current C Class Drivers Licence (QLD) – essential; Willingness to work flexible hours as required, including the requirement to travel, work and stay overnight for up to several days at a time in remote areas; Willingness to travel by road and small planes. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity click APPLY! Applications are to be submitted by COB 18th October 2022  For further information on this role please contact Jacquita Chong - Human Resources Officer on 1800 GIDGEE, or email HR@gidgeehealing.com

Care Coordinator

Doomadgee

Full Time

Care Coordinator – Doomadgee About Gidgee Healing Gidgee Healing (‘Gidgee’) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, representing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the Northwest, and Lower Gulf regions of Queensland. We provide a broad range of primary health care and aged care services, and we are now the largest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service provider by land area in Queensland. For more information, visit our website at www.gidgeehealing.com  Position Summary To provide quality nursing services to primary health care patients, to ensure the delivery of quality health care, lifestyle, and accommodation services to the Community. Functional accountabilities of this role include: Supporting patients with complex care needs to make informed healthcare decisions; and to access timely, appropriate and sequenced health care services, support the coordination and delivery of coordinated, streamlined and optimal service delivery of health care for patients; and support the provision of tele/video based healthcare services in Doomadgee as well as specialist clinics and services, support and Coordinate the delivery of the Rheumatic Heart Disease program in partnership with the Family Health Team and, ensure adequate and timely processes for all Rheumatic Heart Disease recalls.   About you Bachelor of Nursing (RN) or Diploma of Nursing (EEN) or Certificate IV or above in Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, Community Care or equivalent.  Demonstrated ability, or ability to learn, to support to develop systems, plan protocols and frameworks to support the development of sustainable and quality programs. Demonstrated ability in Primary Health Care, and working independently and in a multidisciplinary team. Awareness of local health issues and a demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite, or willingness and capacity to learn. Awareness of and commitment to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Care. Working knowledge of health issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a strong commitment to improving health outcomes. Ability to work sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with well-developed communication and interpersonal skills. Current C Class Drivers License (QLD) – essential. Satisfactory police check – no serious Criminal/Court record. Current Blue Card (working with children and young people) or willingness to apply. Willingness to work flexible hours as required, including the requirement to travel, work and stay overnight for up to several days at a time in remote areas.  Willingness to travel by road and small plane. For further information on this position please contact Kate Troxell on 0436 924 495.

Aged Care Facility Manager - Ngooderi House Doomadgee

Doomadgee

Full Time

Purpose  To provide leadership and operational management of the Aged Care Facility Ngooderi house in Doomadgee, ensuring the delivery of quality care, lifestyle, and accommodation services for our Doomadgee residents. Functional Accountabilities Functional accountabilities of this role include: Leadership and operational management of the Aged Person’s Hostel; Maintain and ensure services fully meet Quality Standards (e.g., Single Aged Care Framework); Oversee the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP); Lead the Community Aged Care Packages Program; Provide finance and human resources management (e.g. budgets, rosters, workplace health and safety, staff development etc.) Records management, reports, and administration. Selection Criteria  Experienced Registered Nurse qualifications with current registration with AHPRA.  Solid leadership and operational management skills including financial, human resource management and continual quality improvement, ideally with experience in Aged Care.  Demonstrated ability, or ability to learn, to support to develop systems, plan protocols and frameworks to support the development of sustainable and quality programs.  Demonstrated ability to operate independently and in a multidisciplinary team.  Awareness of local health issues and a demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.  Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite, or willingness and capacity to learn.  Awareness of and commitment to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Care.  Working knowledge of health issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a strong commitment to improving health outcomes.  Ability to work sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.  Other Requirements  Current C Class Drivers License (QLD) – essential.  Satisfactory police check – no serious Criminal/Court record.  Current Blue Card (working with children and young people) or willingness to apply.  Willingness to work flexible hours as required, including the requirement to travel, work and stay overnight for up to several days at a time in remote areas.  Willingness to travel by road and small plane. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click APPLY! 

Speech Pathologist

Mount Isa

Full time

Speech Pathologist About Gidgee Healing Gidgee Healing (‘Gidgee’) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, representing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the Northwest, and Lower Gulf regions of Queensland. We provide a broad range of primary health care and aged care service. For more information, visit our website at www.gidgeehealing.com    Position Summary To provide best practice speech pathology services, supporting high-quality primary health care services throughout Gidgee Healing’s geographical footprint. Functional accountabilities of this role include: Clinical Service Provision; Paediatric assessment and treatment, Dysphagia screening; and generalist outpatient and rehabilitation.   About you The possession of a tertiary degree (or equivalent qualification) in Speech Pathology providing and current practicing membership or eligibility for practicing membership with Speech Pathology Australia. Demonstrated ability to comply with the profession’s code of ethics and function in accordance with legislation affecting speech pathology practice and all professional development requirements for maintenance of membership with SPA. Experience in providing assessment, case management and speech pathology services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is highly desirable. A comprehensive understanding of the health issues impacting the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a strong commitment to improving health outcomes. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the philosophy and practice of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service and the ability to work sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Demonstrated skill in working in a primary care setting, in particular the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with a sound understanding of your role as a Speech Pathologist in this context. Expertise in the assessment and treatment of communication and/or swallowing difficulties. Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and / or as a sole professional in this environment. Demonstrated ability to engage in supervision of students at undergraduate levels, Allied Health Assistants and less experienced staff in Indigenous primary health care contexts. Demonstrated effective verbal and written skills with particular emphasis on interpersonal communication skills, establishing trust and rapport, maintaining confidentiality and record keeping. Demonstrated competence in use of information technology, internet, and desktop applications; e.g., electronic client record systems, Outlook, Word, Excel and database packages. Current C Class Drivers License (QLD) – essential. Satisfactory police check – no serious Criminal/Court record. Current Blue Card (working with children and young people) or willingness to apply. Willingness to work flexible hours as required, including the requirement to travel, work and stay overnight for up to several days at a time in remote areas.  Willingness to travel by road and small plane.  For further information on this position please contact Kate Troxell on 0436 924 495.

Senior Registered Nurse

Mount Isa

Full Time

Gidgee Healing is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, representing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the Northwest, and Lower Gulf regions of Queensland. Our mission is to provide holistic and culturally appropriate health services, underpinned by a philosophy of community participation, and with a strong focus on care coordination. We provide a broad range of primary health care and aged care services, and we are now the largest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service provider by land area in Queensland. For more information, visit our website at www.gidgeehealing.com The position is responsible for specialist community and primary health nursing services that focuses on the prevention, early detection and management of health problems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As a member of a multi-disciplinary team ensure effective screening, service delivery, and administration practices are delivered in accordance with the approved Model of Care. You will provide day to day oversight to the Clinic team ensuring smooth functioning of clinic operations and delivery of clinical care in line with the approved model of care. The role will entail service delivery from designated primary clinic locations and outreach services, under limited supervision, as required. Nursing Degree or relevant Medical tertiary qualifications with current Nursing Registration with AHPRA as a RN and current practicing certificate Immunisation Endorsement and experience Demonstrated clinic experience, in particular the ability to implement and support a medical/primary health care team and effectively plan, and coordinate own and teams workload to achieve results. Ability to demonstrate good clinical skills An ability to communicate and empathise with Aboriginal people Understanding of the principles of primary health care Ability to work with a wide variety of professionals and the public, as part of a team An ability to liaise and work with local communities and relevant Government and non-Government organizations. Ability to work as part of a multi- disciplinary team and understand the Cycle of care Patient system Effective communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal Demonstrated competence in use of Business Technology, internet and desktop applications; e.g. outlook, word, spreadsheet and database packages Current C Class Drivers Licence (QLD) – essential As an AHPRA registered health professional, your registration includes the assessment of a national criminal history check and the provisions of the Blue Card (working with children and young people) requirements. Any changes to criminal history should be advised to the supervisor as soon as practicable. Current First Aid Certificate Travel and work outside of normal working hours to meet operational delivery requirements   If you are interested in applying for this opportunity click APPLY! Applications are to be submitted by COB Thursday 13th October 2022 For further information on this role please contact Jacquita Chong - Human Resources Officer on 1800 GIDGEE or email HR@gidgeehealing.com

Practice Manager - Mount Isa

Mount Isa

Full Time

Gidgee Healing (‘Gidgee’) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, representing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the North West, and Lower Gulf regions of Queensland. We are committed to supporting Aboriginal communities’ own solutions to living long healthy lives; strengthen their culture; and regain their spirit. Our mission is to provide holistic and culturally appropriate health services, underpinned by a philosophy of community participation, and with a strong focus on care coordination. We provide a broad range of primary health care and aged care services and we are now the largest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service provider by land area in Queensland. Our vast service footprint spans approximately 640,000 km2 , including some 11,000 Indigenous people. Our service includes two Hospital and Health Service regions (Central West and North West) and shares its boundary with the Western Queensland Primary Health Network (WQPHN) Position Summary The Practice Manager reports to the Director Primary Health Care and is part of the Health Services team. Functional Accountabilities: The Practice Manager is responsible for the following: Manage the operations of the Pioneer Primary Health Clinic and the Burke Street Primary Health Care Clinic in consultation with the Director of Primary Health Care. The Practice Manager will ensure that operational processes support the delivery of high quality primary health care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Mount Isa community. Lead the revenue optimisation and education for the clinics. Build and strengthen Gidgee Healing’s relationships with clients and patients and employees. Build the capacity of clinic administrative employees in Mount Isa; Ensure consistent workplace procedures and practices are in place to support clinic management, business strategy and/or administrative processes. Selection Criteria Previous experience in a leadership/management role within a community setting; Demonstrated ability to work sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; including an understanding of the health issues and/or social factors impacting the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a multi-disciplinary team, comprising both clinicians and administrative staff, to foster a positive working environment and ensure the delivery of high quality practice management services; A sound understanding of workplace health and safety and an ability to implement safe work practices in the work environment. Previous experience in the use of Best Practice or other clinical and/or client management databases; An understanding or experience in general practice accreditation and standards. Other Requirements A Current C Class Drivers Licence (QLD) is essential. Satisfactory criminal history check.  Current Blue Card (Working with Children and Young people) or eligibility for a Blue Card Local knowledge of the Central North West and Lower Gulf regions of Queensland. Ability to meet the requirement to travel, work and stay overnight for up to several days at a time in remote areas. Willingness to travel by road and small aircraft. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please click APPLY! or if you wish to obtain furthermore information on the position please don't hesitate to contact Human Resources Officer - Jacquita Chong on 47496508 or email jchong@gidgeehealing.com Please be advised that this position is temporary with the possibility of an extension.  To be considered for this position applications should be submitted COB 12 October 2022.

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