Organisation Structure and Teams
Chief Executive Officer
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the day to day management of the organisation. The CEO manages human resources, finance and policy and program development. The CEO undertakes high level negotiations on behalf of Winnunga Nimmityjah and undertakes public relations, media and community development activities.
Medical Clinical Services
Winnunga Nimmityjah employs general practitioners, practice nurses, a pharmacist, Aboriginal Health Workers, psychiatrists, midwives, a dentist and dental assistants, a physiotherapist, podiatrist, dietician, and audiologist.
Winnunga is accredited by AGPAL against the RACGP standards and we also have Quality Improvement Council accreditation. In addition we are an accredited training facility and train medical students from the Australian National University, Resident Medical Officers from The Canberra Hospital and General Practice Registrars.
Winnunga also has a transport service to help people attend medical services at Winnunga.
Winnunga Nimmityjah AHS has a community midwifery team of 3 midwives and one Aboriginal Access Worker. They offer a range of services for expectant mothers and their families both during the pregnancy and after the delivery. A perinatal psychiatrist is also available for clients to discuss any concerns or issues, including post natal depression.
Social Health Team
The Social Health Team offers a range of services and programs, employing both female and male counselling and support staff.
The Social Health Team offers counselling, advocacy and referral to other agencies, and employs substance misuse counsellors, a Bringing Them Home counsellor, child and adolescent mental health workers, tobacco cessation workers, healthy lifestyle workers, and youth detox workers. They offer social and emotional wellbeing programs, outreach services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody at Bimberi Youth Justice Centre and the Alexander Maconochie Centre, and a home maintenance program.
The Social Health Team undertake community development activities and one of their major aims is to promote pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
Chronic Disease Coordinator
The Chronic Disease Coordinator has responsibility for developing services and programs to address chronic desease issues in the community.
The dental services employs a full-time dentist and two dental assistants. The program provides treatment and preventative dental and oral hygiene care. Treatments include fillings, dentures and extractions.
The Hearing Health Program provides hearing tests both at Winnunga, and at public primary schools across the ACT.
The Opiate Project
Winnunga employs a full-time specialist drug and alcohol nurse to provide individualised clinical care to clients dependant on opioids, amphetamines, and benzodiazepines.
The Health Promotion Officer is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion activities at Winnunga Nimmityjah.
Winnunga employs a Public Health Medical Officer to provide advice and support on matters relating to population health, quality improvement, research and public health policy. The Public Health Team also employs a Data Officer and Policy Officer.
Workforce Development and Education
Winnunga employs a Workforce Implementation Policy Officer to help implement the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce National Strategic Framework 2002-2012
Corporate Services includes the Corporate Services Manager, Finance Team, HR Manager, Contract Manager, Administration, and Executive Support.
Clinic Administration Team
The Clinic Administration Team provides a professional frontline service to all clients attending Winnunga. In addition, they register clients with the service, maintain client records, direct enquiries, organise client transport for the GP clinic, and ensure Medicare processing is completed accurately.