Health Clerk (APS Level 4)

Richmond, NSW |

Salary Range:

$68,442 - $74,721 (plus Super)

The Role:

Join a dynamic team of health professionals providing high quality health care to members of the Australian Defence Force. The APS 4 Health Clerk supports the administration function at Richmond Health Centre - RAAF Richmond and is accountable and responsible, under limited direction, to perform and achieve moderately complex clinical administration work within an integrated workforce. They supervise a small team of Health Clerks and are accountable to have a good understanding of, and compliance with, relevant legislative frameworks, government decision-making and Defence’s mission and policy requirements.

An APS4 Health Clerk will be accountable for organising their workflow and that of their team, making decisions within their defined parameters relating to area of responsibility and will seek guidance when required. They may exercise some discretion with respect to how legislation, procedures and guidelines are interpreted and applied to their work. They will provide administrative support that is informed and directed by their knowledge of the allied health function. They may undertake some research and analysis activities.

The ideal candidate will display personal drive and integrity and be able to communicate clearly and with influence. By joining the team at Richmond Health Centre the successful applicant will support strategic direction by showing judgment and intelligence. The position will be an important point of contact for both internal and external stakeholders.

About our Team:

Joint Health Command (JHC) is responsible for the delivery of military medicine and joint healthcare services to over 70,000 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel. JHC is also responsible for the health preparedness of ADF personnel for operations, and the coordination of health units for deployment in support of operations.

The APS 4 Health Clerk position is part of Joint Health Unit - Northern New South Wales within JHC and is based at Richmond Health Centre, RAAF Richmond. The APS 4 Health Clerk will supervise a team of 3 Health Clerks allocating work, resources and tasks and setting work area priorities to meet set outcomes. The position reports to the Practice Manager and Health Centre Manager. Working in a truly blended workforce of military, APS and contracted staff the ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic environment and enjoy working collaboratively and collegiately to generate excellent health care results.

Our Ideal Candidate:

To be successful in this role you will have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team to support the delivery of safe, efficient and high quality care to patients. 

The successful candidate will possess the ability to apply and build professional expertise while taking responsibility for managing work projects to achieve results. In addition, the successful candidate will bring their past experience to supervise and lead a team, provide coaching and on-the-job training for newer and less experienced team members.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of medical terminology used by health care professionals. 

Application Closing Date: Monday 24, May 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference JCG/02060/21 on

Starting date: 
Monday, May 10, 2021
Closing date: 
Monday, May 24, 2021
Department of Defence