Public Health Registrar
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS) is a well-established regional Aboriginal community controlled health service, founded in 1986, which provides centralised advocacy and resource support for 6 independent member services, as well as providing direct clinical services in a further 5 remote Aboriginal communities across the region and being the lead agency for headspace Broome since 2008.
KAMS has successfully delivered high-quality, accessible comprehensive primary health care services over its 34 years of operation and has provided innovation and national leadership in areas such as health information management and evidence-based best practice in Aboriginal Health.
Broome is located 2,240km north of Perth and has a permanent population of 14,436. Broome promotes a relaxed and easy-going lifestyle, with nearby shopping centres, Sunday markets as well as a broad range of restaurants and entertainment options. It is founded on the traditional lands of the Yawuru people and is rich in history, culture and beautiful surrounds.
Broome has a deep history in the pearling industry, spanning back to the 1800’s, with memorials throughout the town to commemorate those lost in the early years of pearling. Cable Beach is also a must-see, being named in honour of the Java-to-Australia undersea telegraph cable that reaches shore there. You can explore its beautiful scenery with a bit of 4WDing at low tide, or you can even take a camel ride every day at sunset!
Roebuck Bay is known as one of the most beautiful beaches that surround Broome, with its “Staircase to the moon” phenomenon drawing food and craft markets each time it occurs. The combination of a receding tide and rising moon create a natural phenomenon that can only be described as breath-taking.
About the Opportunity
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services now has an opportunity for a Public Health Registrar, based in Broome, WA on a full-time basis. The position is fixed term for 12 months with the option of extension. This position will be supported to fulfill all AFPHM competencies allowing for completion of the full 3 year Public Health training program.
As the Public Health Registrar you will provide support in the areas of continuous quality improvement, clinical governance, program implementation and evaluation, advocacy and research. The Public Health Registrar will support a multidisciplinary approach to Aboriginal health in the Kimberley region that is focused on addressing the causes and outcomes of the social and environmental determinants of health.
The Public Health Registrar will provide support and guidance in the implementation and evaluation of population health programs and clinical service provision. You will have the opportunity to travel to remote parts of the Kimberley region to support KAMS remote clinical services and member ACCHS and for close collaboration with regional Public Health agencies, the University of WA and the Rural Clinical School.
As part of your accountabilities you will work closely with other health organisations in the region to cultivate strategic alliances that will strengthen Aboriginal health policy and practice in the Kimberley.
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Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, staff development programs are not only encouraged but are often paid for by KAMS. This is a highly attractive opportunity for people with an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, to make a real difference in local communities.
For your hard work and dedication to this role, you will receive:
- An attractive base salary circa $125,000 (depending on qualifications and experience);
- Accommodation allowance $7,800;
- Mobile phone allowance up to $50 per month;
- Relocation allowance available;
- Generous 4 weeks leave per year, giving you time to explore the magnificent sights of the Kimberley region!
The successful applicant will be employed by Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd (KAMS).
People who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.
This is a rare opportunity for a Public Health Registrar with a passion for primary health in remote Australia. If you think you have what it takes, don't wait - apply now!
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