13 February, 2023

Health Centre Manager, Gapuwiyak

Miwatj Health is an independent Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service. We provide culturally appropriate and comprehensive primary health care to over 10,000 remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents, spread across the East Arnhem region. Services include fixed clinics and outreach workers with a focus on preventative and acute care.

Why would you be interested in working for Miwatj Aboriginal Health Corporation? 

Whether working with a remote healthcare provider is in your bucket list, or something that is tried and tested, we’d love for you to reach out. East Arnhem Land offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a community where the richness of Yolngu culture is in the air you breathe. 


A competitive salary of annual remuneration of $126, 672 – $131,988 (depending on skills and experience) is available with this full-time position.


The full remuneration is inclusive of:

  • Fully furnished housing + Electricity
  • Ability to Salary Package up to $15,900pa plus a further $2,650pa on Meals and Entertainment
  • Superannuation at 10.5%
  • 6 Weeks of Annual Leave
  • Leave Loading at 17.5%
  • Post Graduate Allowance at 2% of Annual Salary
  • Personal (12 days) and Compassionate (5 days) Leave
  • 14 Weeks Parental leave (if and when required)
  • Study Assistance up to $1,800 + 2 Weeks Professional Development Leave
  • Miwatj Annual Leave Travel Assistance up to $2,000
  • Fly out leave
  • Flight Out of Isolated Lands (FOIL)
  • AHPRA registration

Core aspects of your role will include:

  • Responsible for PHC operations including clinical and personnel management to the PHC team.
  • Ensure the clinic operates in a safe and efficient way and ensuring relevant legislation, guidelines, safety and quality standards are adhered to by all staff.
  • Ensure that the clinic is equipped to deliver an appropriate level of primary health care and emergency service .
  • Has oversight to meeting National Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary health care and cycles of care aligned to the Medicare program.
  • Maintains accreditation standard and contributes to continuous improvement processes.
  • Plays a key role in the development of guidelines, policy and standards for Miwatj Health to support various complex care models in the primary health care practice areas.
  • Has direct line management of a multi-disciplinary team including management of rostering, payments, leave requests, study requests and personnel issues.
  • Partakes in clinical patient care in peak periods of demand.
  • Leads by example to foster a positive workplace culture through good leadership practices and role modelling behavior.

How do you know if you’re the right fit? 

In order to deliver on our mission, we know that a collaborative, supportive team is critical. We’re looking for people who are committed to not only growing their capability, but willing to step in and support other team members and clients. Whilst knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is helpful, what will really see you thrive in our communities is an open mind, willingness to be exposed to culture, and curiosity.


Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • An understanding of and commitment to Aboriginal Community Control and self-determination.
  • An understanding of the issues faced by Yolngu people living in remote settings.
  • Current registration with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a registered nurse with a minimum of 2 years in a similar setting.
  • Excellent communication skills that build and lead a team to ensure excellent relationships internally and with external stakeholders.
  • Experience working in a remote or regional community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of indigenous culture and social determinants of health.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse culture, where English is not their first language.
  • Experience managing conflict, performance issues and in supporting teams to develop and grow in a challenging environment.
  • Highly developed managerial skills including excellent knowledge and demonstration of behaviors that support innovation and development of strategies to improve service delivery and cohesion among the team.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret relevant data that guide continuous quality improvement and demonstrated experience and understanding of the accreditation process.
  • Demonstrated ability to be solutions focused by adapting practice, policies, standards and guidelines to meet changing demand and changing situations.
  • Highly developed knowledge and understanding of the social and cultural issues, influences and sensitivities that influence health care and delivery of service programs for individuals and groups.
  • Current manual NT driver’s license.
  • Current Remote Emergency Care course and/or Advanced life support.
  • Immunisation certificate appropriate for the Northern Territory.
  • Covid 19 Vaccination.

For more information, please contact the Regional Clinic Manager at kevin.davy@miwatj.com.au and quote reference number 100422. Please address your application in accordance with the attached Job Description. 

Application close date: 21 February 2023.