Employment Type: Full -time
Location: Katherine, NT
Application Close Date: 20/10/2022
Where you’ll be working
Katherine Hospital is a 60-bed Northern Territory hospital with a unique and dynamic clinical environment, a cohesive and supportive management structure and an engaged clinician workforce comprising Specialists, Rural Generalists and Junior Medical Officers. The role’s clinical governance responsibilities include TEHS primary health care centres within the region. For more information on the Big Rivers Region visit Why the NT | Rural Generalist
The town of Katherine is home to hot springs, plenty of café’s and a bustling social calendar! Surrounded by Nitmiluk, Kakadu and East Kimberley National Parks locals spend their weekends enjoying the proximity to outback Australia and with no shortage of bushwalks, camping opportunities and breathtaking flora, fauna and scenery.
About the Role
Provide assistance to the Director of Medical Services in the provision of medical services with an emphasis on achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards of medical and clinical care within the Top End Health Service at Katherine Hospital.
Key duties and responsibilities:
- Assist the Director of Medical Services with daily operational issues, strategic imperatives, development, facilitation and implementation of policy, protocols and the enactment of relevant legislation.
- Support Senior Medical Managers at Katherine Hospital through research activities, health service and business priorities, innovative programs, development of policies and implementation strategies relevant to the TEHS.
- Participate in the recruitment and selection of Medical Officers including, credentialing, orientation, rostering and compliance with the current Medical Officers (NTPS) Enterprise Agreement.
- Participate in medical clinical governance and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities at Katherine Hospital and the TEHS.
- Assist with the Prevocational Education and Training Program (PETP).
- Follow defined service quality standards, Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.
- Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role modelling behaviour.
- Participate in strategic health projects as required to develop administrative skills.
- Eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia (MBA).
- Currently enrolled or intent to enrol in the Fellowship Training Program with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA).
- Minimum of three years clinical experience.
- Evidence of active involvement in relevant education and training activities within health services, state or nationally.
- Knowledge and understanding of CQI principles.
- Highly developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability to consult and interact with internal and external stakeholders.
- High level organisational skills and the ability to manage concurrent projects.
- Demonstrated experience in information management, Information Technology (IT) and reporting systems.
- An ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.
Applicants should address the selection criteria and provide a current CV and contact details for 2 referees (preferably an email address).
Positions may be subject to pre-employment checks such as immunisation requirements, working with children clearance notice and criminal history checks. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history. For immunisation requirements – Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances) or Category B (indirect contact with blood or body substances), check with contact person for requirements.
For Further inquiries please email: MedicalAdminKH@nt.gov.au
Applications close: 20 October 2022
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