Bulgarr Ngaru currently has the following vacancies:

  • Practice Manager/Practice Nurse

    Bugalwena General Practice
    Tweed Heads South

    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, Maclean and Tweed Heads South.

    Our vision is to provide the highest standard of client care whilst incorporating a holistic approach toward diagnosis and management of illness.
    We are committed to promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention to all clients. We do not discriminate in the provision of excellent care and aim to treat all clients with dignity and respect.

    Good mix of hands on nursing and practice management duties Work for a not-for-profit organisation and enjoy salary packaging benefits
    We currently have an opening for an experienced Registered Nurse (RN) with existing management experience to work in the role of Practice Manager/Practice Nurse at Bugalwena General Practice (BGP), Tweed Heads South.

    Opportunity to take responsibility for the day to day coordination of primary health care services delivered at BGP, which includes a range of visiting allied health and medical specialist services.

    The role is also responsible for delivering a broad range of acute and chronic disease management services in line with the candidate’s qualifications and experience as a RN. The role will be supported by the BNMAC Corporate office located in Grafton, with networking opportunities available with our practice teams in our other medical centres.

    Selection Criteria:

    • Diploma of Practice Management or other management qualifications
    • Registered Nurse qualifications
    • Additional qualifications and/or suitable experience in areas of Women’s Health, Spirometry, ECGs, Immunisation, and chronic disease management will be highly regarded.
    • Ability to hold all relevant security clearances including the National Police Check and Working with Children clearance.
    • Current Drivers Licence
    • Previous general practice management experience an advantage but not essential.

    If this sounds like you, please send your resume to:

    To apply for this position, please provide a copy of your CV and a covering letter specifically addressing the selection criteria, via email to
    hr@bnmac.com.au by 7 October 2018.

    For enquiries please call Kim Thompson on 02 6644 3500

  • 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

  • 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??


    GP Vacancy Tweed Heads South

    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 also manages Bugalwena General Practice at Tweed Heads South.

    BNMAC is recruiting General Practitioners to be based in Tweed Heads South, NSW. Full time 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


    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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