Director Of Nursing And Midwifery/Deputy General Manager

Job description

Agency Department of Health Work unit Top End Health Service Population and Primary

Health Care

Job title Director of Nursing and Midwifery/Deputy Designation Nurse Level 8

General Manager

Job type Full Time Duration Ongoing

Salary $157,095 - $162,359 Location Darwin

Position number 26024 RTF 198287 Closing 29/11/2020

Contact Bronwyn Griffiths on 08 8922 7004 or

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Information for applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume.

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all diversity

groups to apply for vacancies. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be

granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective:
The position provides high level advice, leadership, coordination and integration for the efficient delivery of core PHC services,

promotes systematic reform, oversights clinical and corporate governance for the Top End Primary Health Care services.

Provide leadership to the Top End (TE) remote primary health care nursing and midwifery workforce. As part of the TE Primary Health

Care (PHC) executive team, this position supports the overall professional, clinical, operational and business activities within the nursing

stream.This position oversees activities that stregthen clinical and corporate governance, drives inprovements inservice delivery and

develops the nursing and midwifery culture across Primary Health Care. The role has a key responsibility in providing leadership and

proactively developing the nursing and midwifery workforce.

Key duties and responsibilities:
1. Lead and manage the delivery of health services within the remote and urban districts to ensure all resources are effectively

managed, services are well coordinated, evidence based and evaluated to meet the requirements of Service Delivery Agreements

and improve health outcomes.

2. Provide professional leadership and advice to the remote nursing workforce during a period of rapid change, and participate in

primary health care recruitment and retention strategies at a local Territory and national level.

3. Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in

order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces

4. Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role modelling behaviour.

5. Oversight the development and implementation of remote service delivery strategies.

Selection criteria:
1. Current registration as a registered nurse with an Annual Practising Certificate with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

2. Demonstrated extensive experience and knowledge in implementing nursing activities within a PHC framework in the

rural/remote setting including innovative solutions to critical solutions.

3. High level and proven practical experience in strategic, conceptual and problem solving skills to research find solutions and

implement improvements.

4. Extensive practical experience and in depth knowledge of change management and implementing improvement practice with the

ability to maintain integrity, discretion and confidentiality.

5. Comprehensive knowledge of the determinants of health, identifying current and emerging trends and issues in Primary Health

Care and Public Health in relation to best practice in provision of services.

6. Extensive experience and demonstrated knowledge to lead the provision of Primary Health Care services to ensure they are well

coordinated, evidence based and evaluated to meet the requirements of the Service Delivery Agreements and to improve health


7. Proven interpersonal and communication skills, ability to negotiate and liaise with internal and external stakeholders, and

demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.

1. Postgraduate qualifications in public health, management, community development or a related field.

2. Experience of health service delivery in a remote setting.

Further information:
Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities or

vehicles, nor whilst working off-site. 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. More information on pre-employment checks specific to this role can be sourced through the vacancy