25 January, 2024

Clinical Services Manager

  • Join our team at Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service and lead our clinical team into the future!
  • Become a Key Player in managing Clinical Health Care Services in beautiful Kununurra, WA!
  • Earn up to $120K + super, relocation support, housing, and other great benefits!

About Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS)

The Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS) has been providing critical health and support services to local Aboriginal people since 1984. Our ambition is to deliver socially, culturally, and financially accessible health care that supports communities in the North-East Kimberley to be strong, healthy, and safe. The organisation operates on the foundational pillars of Aboriginal leadership, self-determination and cultural diversity that underpin and shape the way the organisation conducts its business. 

We are connected and accountable to the communities we serve. We are governed by Aboriginal community leaders. We deliver services in culturally safe ways, bringing the best of medical and cultural expertise to achieve positive health outcomes. Working with and responding to Aboriginal communities is central to what we do. We aim to Close the Gap in Indigenous health outcomes and embed the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) Model of Care into everything we do. We belong to a strong network of Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS) based in the Kimberley and beyond.

To see more about what drives OVAHS, please click here.

The Opportunity

As the new Clinical Services Manager, you will be a pivotal part of our executive team, reporting directly to the CEO. This role is about leading and managing our clinical health care services to ensure they meet the needs of Aboriginal clients, respecting their cultural identity and social circumstances.

You’ll manage our clinic team, ensuring optimal healthcare delivery. Your leadership will be instrumental in guiding our nursing and allied health staff, fostering a quality-focused environment, and maintaining high clinical standards. This role requires a blend of clinical expertise and administrative acumen, with a focus on quality care and effective resource management.

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please click here for the position description.

About You

As the incoming Clinical Services Manager at OVAHS, your expertise in healthcare management, especially within Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, will be pivotal. You’ll bring a deep understanding of the health challenges in Aboriginal communities, and your passion for impactful healthcare will drive our mission forward.

With over 5 years of nursing or other clinical practice experience, you’ll lead our clinical team with a focus on high standards and culturally sensitive care. Your skills in conflict resolution and quality management will ensure effective, patient-centered services. As a resident in Kununurra, you’ll immerse in and respect the local culture.


  • Proven leadership in health settings, with a focus on Aboriginal health
  • Interest or willingness to deepen understanding of Aboriginal cultural safety
  • Strong clinical, communication, and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work under varied conditions, including outreach visits


  • Active AHPRA registration; candidates with no active registration but has robust post-graduate clinical experience, are still welcome to apply
  • Background in primary health care and other relevant health programs
  • Regional and/or remote healthcare experience

In this role, you’ll be instrumental in enhancing health services, honoring Aboriginal culture, and leading our team towards excellence in healthcare delivery.

About the Benefits

We are an organisation that truly values our team and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills, and experience. We offer a stable, safe and supportive work environment with the opportunity to work with a large multidisciplinary team including doctors, Aboriginal Health Workers, an audiologist, dietitian, mental health workers and a social support unit.

This role comes with an attractive salary package circa $120,000 (evaluated on current registration status) plus super and a range of great benefits, including:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 + a $2,640 entertainment and meal card
  • Relocation support + accommodation for you and your family 
  • 2 weeks of additional leave over the Christmas/New Year break
  • Annual flight allowance of $1,800 (paid at the end of 12 months continual service)

Ready to Apply?

If you’re looking for a new opportunity to support an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service and make a difference to their culture, click Apply Now!

About Kununurra

Home of the Miriwoong people and gateway to Western Australia’s magnificent Kimberley region, Kununurra is a thriving community supported by various industries and is surrounded by rugged bushland that creates its own beauty!

Located in the North-East Kimberley, 3200km from Perth and 800km from Darwin, the picturesque town is home to approximately 6,000 people. Kununurra has well-developed infrastructure, including a modern hospital, leisure and aquatic centre, shopping centre, and specialty shops.

Kununurra was formed in the early 1960s to service the construction of the Ord Irrigation Scheme. The town has seen the transformation of ancient river plains into one of the most diverse and productive agricultural areas in Australia. Harnessing the mighty Ord River opened up the area to horticulture, aquaculture, eco-tourism and agri-tourism. The area is also a paradise for fishing, boating and outdoor enthusiasts.

Kununurra is also the perfect base to explore the Kimberley region, one of Australia’s most spectacular tourist destinations.