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Director of Medical Services

Job No: 90556
Location: Kempsey

‘Durri’ means ‘To grow in good health’ so that’s the name the Community gave us. Our people are dedicated to achieving better health outcomes, and they see their impact on the faces of the people they meet every day. Join us and make this opportunity your own. 

About Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service

We’ve been on a heck of a journey.

Over the past few years, we’ve transformed our approach to delivering vital primary health care, and have become an organisation to be proud of.

Our community is at the heart of everything we do, and they set the direction for our people, who have achieved so much. Join us and you’ll find a supportive and caring environment, built by professional, down to earth people who are dedicated to our mission.

Durri employs people who have a passion and genuine interest in working with Aboriginal Health Services. We understand the culture, the history and how Durri got to where we are today. We want people who are committed to contributing to vital health improvements for today and tomorrow.

Work for our community, with meaningful reward...

Durri ACMS now has a unique opportunity for a full-time Director of Medical Services to join their clinic in Kempsey, NSW. Hours will be Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, with no after hours or weekend work required.

This pivotal role will be primarily responsible for overseeing and consolidating a team of full-time and part-time General Practitioners that work across the Kempsey and Numbucca heads clinics.

Some of your key duties will include:

  • Supporting the team of GP's and other Clinicians with medical supervision;
  • Coordinating team activity, including rostering to ensure adequate coverage in both clinics;
  • Acting as the go to person for all general practice queries;
  • Ensuring the clinics are achieving KPIs, in line with funding agreements;
  • Liaising with the GP team and acting as their representative when communicating with the CEO; and
  • Negotiating and engaging with various specialists and specialist services.

Although your primary focus will be on leadership and coordination, you will also be responsible for providing primary health care services to patients in the clinic as required.

About You

To be considered for this position you will have significant experience as a General Practitioner delivering primary health care services. It is essential that applicants have the right to live and work in Australia, hold a tertiary qualification in Medicine, be a FRACGP and/or FACRRM, and hold current AHPRA registration.

This is a leadership position that will see you contributing to strategic business planning and implementation. As such, you must understand the intricacies of clinic operations and be a confident communicator with the ability to provide effective leadership to a team of dedicated health professionals. Ideally, you will have had prior experience in a senior capacity supervising other GPs.

As you will be interacting with Indigenous clients, it's important you be able to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Candidates with experience working within an Aboriginal community controlled health setting will be highly regarded.

Please note: It is a requirement of this role that successful candidates have a Working with Children Clearance and are willing to undergo a National Police Check prior to commencing employment.

About the Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to take the next step in your career, embrace unique, complex challenges and benefit from broad exposure to a number of health conditions and a varied client base that you won't find elsewhere. As Durri ACMS is undergoing an exciting period of fine tuning their model of care, you'll play a key part in the future direction and success of the organisation.

You'll join a dedicated, multidisciplinary team of health professionals delivering highly regarded and beneficial services to the local community.If you're looking to contribute to vital health improvements for today and tomorrow, and want to contribute to closing the gap in Aboriginal healthcare, this is your chance.

In return for your dedication, you'll be rewarded with a highly attractive remuneration circa $320,000 plus super and extensive salary packaging options. Additionally, you will receive 6 weeks' annual leave, and negotiable relocation assistance is available.

Seize the opportunity to grow, develop your skills and move flexibly across Durri’s diverse services - you will be supported and encouraged every step of the way!

If you're an experienced GP looking to take your career in a new direction - Apply Now!  

Working in Kempsey

From world-class waves and incredible dives to exhilarating bushwalks and long scenic drives, the Mid North Coast region is a unique destination to enjoy the natural landscapes Australia has to offer.

Located just 15 kilometres inland from the coastline, Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service is situated just off the Pacific Highway. The Kempsey railway station is located on the North Coast Line and provides a connection to both Sydney and Brisbane.

Located between Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie, Durri is just 30 minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast and is one of the great benefits about living near the area.

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