Who we are;

The Bendigo & District Aboriginal Cooperative (BDAC) is an ACCO (Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation) registered as a member under the umbrella of VACCHO (Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation) and represented nationally through NACCHO (National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation).

BDAC provides a range of specialist services for clients based primarily in the Dja Dja Wurrung including Health and Wellbeing services, Family and Community Services and Corporate services.

Position Objective;

The Clinical Practice Manager is responsible for overseeing the day to day running of BDAC’s medical clinic and ensuring that all patients receive a high quality service that meets their immediate health care needs.

Reporting to the Director Community Health and Wellbeing, this role will manage all administrative and management functions required to ensure the effective operation of a medical practice and delivery of primary care and referrals for all patients.  It will also be responsible for managing all regulatory requirements and the Medicare rebate program. 

Fostering a culture of care, accountability and responsibility, the Medical Practice Manager will provide strategic and operational advice to the team and senior managers within BDAC to ensure primary care is delivered to community in a way that meets the overall objective of improving health outcomes. 

What we are offering;

  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award 2010
  • $35 - $45 per hour (depending on skills and qualifications)
  • 2years Fixed Term
  • Full Time, 38hrs per week 
  • Access to Salary Packaging 
  • 10.0% Superannuation

Some of the Key Responsibilities;

  • Coordinate the day-to-day operations of the medical clinic by ensuring appropriate and timely referrals and that a culturally appropriate service is being delivered to every client.
  • Act as a resource to all GP’s, nurses, staff, patients (and their families)
  • Foster a culture of care, accountability and responsibility amongst the team, focused on delivering agreed targets and objectives in a timely manner
  • Manage all regulatory and accreditation requirements.
  • Manage the Medicare rebate program.

How to Apply;

If this role sounds like you, then apply by addressing the key selection criteria questions below, send us a copy of your CV, along with you're cover letter to [email protected] by 29th September 2021. 

                        Key Selection Criteria 

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and Aboriginal community health needs
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the operation of a medical centre (or similar environment)
  • Extensive knowledge of the functions of a primary care health setting
  • Ability to work within timeframes and budget constraints
  • Experience in partnership, stakeholder and project management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including report writing, negotiation and advocacy skills, and ability to work with people from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently, including planning and organising own workload, and ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to lead and manage a team of employees including undertaking HR responsibilities including supervision and performance management 
  • Strong technology skills
  • Mandatory Education, Training and/or Competencies
    • A tertiary qualification in Health or Business and/or significant experience (5+ years) in a similar field or role
    • Demonstrated experience of working to improve Aboriginal Health

Should an applicant be the preferred candidate, background checks (Police check, reference check and Working with Children's Check) will be completed prior to the candidate’s employment being confirmed.

For more information about this position refer to the position description or contact our human resources team on (03) 5442 4947 or [email protected] 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.