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Clinical Coordinator / Registered Nurse

Aboriginal Community Services

Aboriginal Community Services (ACS) is a well-established leading provider of community support services to Aboriginal Elders and younger Aboriginal people with disabilities and their Carers throughout South Australia. With 20 years' experience we have built a reputation of delivering high quality services to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders.


The Clinical Coordinator / Registered Nurse will report to and work in collaboration with the Client Services Manager (Metro) and other staff to ensure the effective and efficient management of nursing care, in accordance with consumers’ needs and within legislative requirements. This role is also responsible for overseeing the clinical / personal care duties delegated to all Enrolled Nurses and Care Support Workers employed within our team.

Due to the scope of responsibilities encompassed in this role, we are looking for a highly experienced Registered Nurse with emphasis on the following skills and experience:

  • Assessment and management of clients with complex needs and ensure that staff are supervised to ensure optimum care is delivered.
  • Coaching and mentoring staff regarding clinical matters through positive role modelling and leadership.
  • Ensuring that enrolled nursing and care support workers staff competencies are assessed and effective performance is maintained.
  • Development of Nursing and Personal Care related care plans and that are reviewed regularly as client needs change
  • Actively pursuing and developing areas of clinical importance through the contribution and leadership of specific portfolio areas such as; continence management, palliative care and pain management.
  • Ensure timely, accurate and relevant care documentation
  • Making Referrals to other health care professionals as indicated.
  • Medication management in accordance with Guiding principles for medication management in community, Australian Government, Department of Health & Ageing and Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (SA) Act 2010 and Regulation 2018
  • Identify, record and monitor clinical indicators and ensure they are reported to the Manager and relevant bodies in accordance with Policies, Procedures and Work Instructions
  • Conform to the Nursing Profession’s Code of Conduct & Ethics.
  • Regularly contribute, evaluate and ensure that continuous improvement program documentation supports active contribution by all stakeholders.
  • Clinical Audits show client care is individualised, assessed, appropriately documented and regularly reviewed in accordance with Guidelines.
  • Regular evaluation of the delivery and documentation of care for compliance with the Aged Care Standards.
  • Creating an environment of continuous improvement, teamwork, and a commitment to doing things correctly.

  • Experience in the Not-for-Profit Space and Community/Social Services Sector
  • Experience in an Aboriginal organisation setting


  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Strong post registration experience in a community aged care setting
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s health complexities
  • Sound specific knowledge and competence in the clinical specialty
  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Current National Police Clearance and DCSI Check (Mandatory)


  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate respectfully and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Experience working with Aboriginal people and communities would be highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Aged Care Quality Standards
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation applicable to aged care service delivery and how it relates to the role
  • Knowledge of the Aged Care Quality Review process and expertise in the application of Standards and guidelines for Community Aged Care services
  • Strong administrative and time management skills
  • Sound understanding and demonstrated experience with COVID-19 Infection Control requirements
  • Ability and enthusiasm for generating innovative ways of working collaboratively to build relationships and to implement services and initiatives
  • Positive Attitude and great attendance record
  • Understanding of the New Aged Care Quality Standards This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to further develop their career and contribute to improving care for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders.

As part of the recruitment process, you will require a satisfactory current National Police Clearance, DCSI Check and a current drivers licence. You may also be required to participate in Professional Membership and Qualification checks and validation of Australian Work Rights, prior to an offer of employment at ACS.

If you are confident you have the skills, knowledge and experience to fulfill the requirements of the role, then please apply via the button below.

Due to the importance of this position, interviews may be conducted prior to the close-off date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We look forward to receiving your application.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Shona Dudley or Natalie Hunter on 8346 9155.

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