Bulgarr Ngaru currently has the following vacancies:

  • Practice Nurse : Registered Nurse

    Practice Nurse: Registered Nurse

    Grafton Position

    About Us:

    Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation (BNMAC) is a not-for-profit Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, providing primary health care services to Aboriginal people throughout the Clarence and Richmond Valleys through its’ network of clinics in Grafton, Casino and Maclean.

    BNMAC’s principal purpose is to provide the highest possible standard of care to our clients. We are committed to promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention, involving a holistic approach to diagnosis, and the management of illness.

    About the Role:

    Reporting to the Practice Manager, the position is responsible for specialist community and primary health nursing services that focuses on the prevention, early detection and management of health problems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As a member of a multi-disciplinary team ensure effective screening, service delivery and administration practices are delivered in accordance with our patient centred Model of Care. The role entails service delivery from designated primary clinic locations and outreach services, under limited supervision, as required.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Provision of efficient and effective primary health care services to all age groups within Aboriginal communities
    • Perform a range of clinic duties, including triaging of patients, wound care and sterilization
    • Provide education to patients related to their health care needs
    • Facilitate the transfer of Health Assessment and Care Planning skills to Aboriginal Health Workers working with Aboriginal Communities in the Clarence and Richmond Valleys
    • Work with our clinical team to determine their support needs with respect to delivering a high level of health care and how the organisation and staff, can best deliver these services.

    Key Selection Criteria

    • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people
    • Minimum 3 years post qualification experience
    •  Demonstrated Clinical Assessment Skills to support General Practitioners
    • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, and also to work independently
    • Knowledge of Health Assessments, Care Planning (EPC) and Medicare guidelines
    • Current NSW Nurses Registration
    • NSW Working with Children Check
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
    • Proven experience working in a high workload and pressure area and ability to act as an effective member of a team in a high volume work environment.
    • Current open C Class License

    Key performance Indicators/Measures

    • MBS Billings/revenue
    • Number of Patient Consultations
    • Number of specified Medicare Item services completed
    • Performance of all duties in Accordance with BNMAC policies, procedures and clinical standards

    Applicants must address the selection criteria and provide their CV

    Applications should be addressed to :

    Human Resources

    Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal  Corporation

    PO Box 170

    South Grafton

    NSW 2460

    or by email to: info@bnmac.com.au

  • Receptionists: Full time

    Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation

    Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation (BNMAC) is an Aboriginal  Community Controlled Health Organisation has a number of receptionist and administrative roles available in Grafton and Casino NSW

    3 x Receptionists in Grafton

    1 x Receptionist/Administrative support in Grafton

    1 x Receptionist in Casino

    Full time Fixed Term 12 month Contracts

    Aboriginality is a genuine occupational requirement of this position, exemptions claimed under Section 14D of the Anti Discrimination Act NSW 1977.

    In this role you will be responsible for the coordination of the reception area and supporting the professional operation of the medical service. You will be working in a professional environment assisting Aboriginal people with a range of complex health related issues.

    To be successful, you must also possess strong attention to detail, knowledge and experience in reception and administration; the ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy; the ability to build and maintain strong relationships in the local community; a knowledge of Aboriginal community controlled organisations; and the demonstrated ability to liaise and network with a range of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations.

    Critical Responsibilities:

    The successful applicant will be responsible for:

    • Booking patient appointments
    • Providing efficient and courteous customer service
    • Providing clerical support to BNMAC clients, relatives and visitors.
    • Completion of clerical procedures relating to the registration of clients in computer based systems such as Medical Director and Pracsoft, and ensuring Medicare details are correct.
    • Providing communication support to BNMAC staff
    • As this is a key front line role you will be required to be well presented, welcoming and professional.
    • General office duties.
    • Contributing to the wellbeing of the medical service by actively participating in a cooperative and team effort across all activities and within the Service.

    Critical Selection Criteria:

    • Essential
    • Aboriginality is a genuine occupational requirement of this position, exemptions claimed under Section 14D of the Anti Discrimination Act. NSW 1977.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Well-developed interpersonal and customer service skills.
    • Prior experience working in a front line customer service role.
    • Demonstrated computer literacy including proficient keyboard and data entry skills
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
    • Considerable tact and diplomacy with ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Proven ability to display a professional courteous manner when dealing with patients, staff and the general public.
    • Ability to work independently and to demonstrate initiative.
    • A positive ‘Can Do’ attitude
    • Desirable
    • Understanding of Medicare arrangements.
    • Previous experience in Medical Reception
    • Knowledge of medical terminology

    Please address the selection criteria above and  send all applications to info@bnmac.com.au and identify which location you are applying for i.e. Grafton or Casino

    Closing date: 19 January 2018

  • GP Vacancies: Full time and Part time

    Are you a General Practitioner who has thought about being part of the effort to close the gap in Indigenous health outcomes??

    Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation (BNMAC) is a Community Controlled Aboriginal Health Service situated in Grafton and Casino, providing a full range of general practice services and Primary Health Care to the Community members of the Clarence and Richmond Valley’s.

    BNMAC is recruiting General Practitioners to be based in Casino, NSW. Full time (35 hours per week) and part time options available with no on-call requirements.

    The salary package may be negotiated as either wages or a combination of wages and percentage of receipted income. Staff members of BNMAC are eligible to access salary sacrifice.

    The General Practitioner is required to provide culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care services to clients of BNMAC.

    Minimum Credentialing criteria for GP’s:

    1. Bachelor of Medicine or an Australian/Overseas equivalent recognised by the Australian Medical Council
    2. Current unrestricted registration as a General Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
    3. Hold relevant professional indemnity insurance
    4. Evidence of Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) or Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) or vocational registration.
    5. Evidence of completion of previous triennium requirements and active participation in continuous education recognised by the RACGP Quality Assurance and Continuous Professional Development (QA & CDP) or ACRRM Professional Development Program (PDP).
    6. Details of all past and continuing health care related employment and particularly that in General Practice.

    Appointment is subject to a current Drivers Licence and a NSW Working with Children’s Check clearance. Further information on the Working with Children Check is available at http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

    Clinical:

    1. Provide holistic approaches to health that include case conferencing and care planning for patients with chronic diseases.
    2. Be responsible to the Chief Executive Officer for provision of General Practitioner services to Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation clients.
    3. Attend outreach visits when required under the instruction of the Executive Officer and in conjunction with a local Aboriginal Health Worker.
    4. Work collaboratively and co-operatively with a range of other health providers within the organisation and the Aboriginal community.
    5. In collaboration with other staff members, develop and undertake programs and tasks appropriate to family medicine, preventive medicine and primary care in the community and health education, incorporating the following:
    • Health assessments of children and adults
    • Chronic disease care plans
    • Women and men’s issues
    • Otitis Media and seasonal infections in both children and adults
    • Ante natal and post natal care
    • Diabetes management and other vascular health issues, perform ECGs
    • Treatment of minor lacerations
    • Geriatric and mental health
    • Arranging specialist services for clients as required and ensuring that these services are recorded.
    • Examining, diagnosing and developing treatment plans for patients
    • Treating the medical needs of both emergency and general patients to an optimum level without discrimination or bias
    • Understanding the practice principles of Infection Control
    • Ensuring, promoting and motivating patients in the general area of health, and contributing to community health.
    • Providing clinical leadership for staff in relation to meeting the health needs of the local Aboriginal community.
    • Medical consultations with clients of BNMAC are to be undertaken with due consideration of cultural respect and sensitivity.
    • Participation in Healthy for Life Program activities, Nutrition Program and other programs run by BNMAC staff.

    Additional duties required:

    • Provision of in-service education to staff members as required
    • Participation in general staff and clinical staff meetings
    • Participation in accreditation and quality assurance activities undertaken by BNMAC.
    • Participate in Asbestos health screening activities
    • Abide by BNMAC policies and procedures
    • Work within the applicable NSW Work Health and Safety Guidelines
    • Advise the Chief Executive Officer of any local health needs and special programs to address these.
    • Establish liaison with local health agencies and personnel; attend meetings relevant to health needs of the Aboriginal Community as directed.
    • Utilise the client management software system and other associated systems to identify care needs, initiate recalls and care plans and ensure that client records are maintained accurately and meet all legal obligations.
    • Experience or interest in Indigenous Primary Health would be beneficial.
    • Provide clear advice to administration about Medicare items for claiming.

    For further information please contact:

    Mr Scott Monaghan 02 6644 3500

    Please send applications attention Scott Monaghan at  info@bnmac.com.au

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