Primary Health Care Practice Manager – NEW POSITION

Primary Health Care Practice Manager – NEW POSITION

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service (WWHS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that prides itself on delivering a range of health services to the community in a style and manner that makes clients feel welcome and comfortable. WWHS operates a range of clinics and provides a range of primary health care and other services which include our Main Clinic (acute and general care), Gudbinji Chronic Disease Clinic, Binjari Health Centre, Women and Children’s Health, Men’s Health, and a Dental Clinic.

We also deliver Community Service programs which aim to achieve better outcomes in early intervention, treatment, and management through an integrated approach in a primary health care setting like our Alcohol and Other Drugs Program, Social and Emotional Wellbeing program, Katherine Individual Support Program, and our Strong Indigenous Families program.
As well as providing Clinical and Community Services WWHS also provides Professional Development and Training, as well as Corporate Services being: Human Resources, Finance, Infrastructure, Work Health and Safety, Compliance, Grants and Communications and Administration Support.

The PHC Practice Manager is responsible for instilling and maintaining high level clinical practice within Wurli.

This position is accountable for designing and implementing the induction to the clinical practices of Wurli employed clinicians and allied health staff.

This position will identify minimum standards, assess competency against agreed standards and provide support and training for any identified deficiencies.

This position works closely with the Primary Health Care Leadership Team in areas such as risk management, accreditation/compliance, and effective client care coordination through ensuring the structures and systems for delivering comprehensive health care are adhered to.


In addition to the annual salary our enterprise agreement provides for other additional terms and conditions of employment such as :-

  • Based in Katherine, NT.
  • Six weeks annual leave plus leave loading per annum
  • One weeks paid special leave per annum
  • Fifteen days personal leave per annum
  • Very generous salary packaging arrangements available
  • Training and career development opportunities including paid study leave provisions after 12 months service
  • Relocation assistance (available for *eligible applicants)
  • Accommodation Assistance Subsidy for 12 weeks (available for *eligible applicants).

         *eligible applicants means not residing in or within a 100 km radius of Katherine.


  • Bachelor of Nursing / Diploma in ATSI Primary Health Care Practice


  • Minimum of seven (7) years broad clinical experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Australian health care standards and legislative frameworks
  • Demonstrated experience in practical use of Communicare
  • Previous experience with policy and procedure development in a health service


  • Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Clinical) / Masters of Primary Health Care / Master of Public Health
  • Previous senior leadership role in a community-controlled organisation with a clear understanding of the obligations of the funding, organisational governance, clinical governance, and systems to support quality, client focused and compliant primary health care

For further details regarding this position please refer to the Position Profile _Primary Health Care Practice Manager.

Please ensure your application includes:-

  • A completed online Employment Application Form
  • Current resume of curriculum vitae (cv)
  • A cover letter / email which provides a clear and concise overview of your ability to meet the key requirements of the role (prerequisites, qualifications / experience and competencies)
  • Current National Police Certificate (not less than 3 months old from date of issue)
  • Ochre Card
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

To apply for this job please submit your online application.

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact a member of the Human Resource team on 08 8972 9129 or email