Meet our Corporate Services Executive Manager: Carli

At KAMS, we’re grateful to our dedicated administration and support staff working behind the scenes and performing essential operations that allow us to continue delivering excellent services. Our Corporate Services Executive Manager Carli shares information about her role and the projects she’s been a part of in KAMS.

As the Corporate Services Executive Manager, Carli is responsible for overseeing all KAMS clinics, offices and corporate services team members, as well as medical supplies and other goods to remote clinics. She spends the majority of her time working with her team, meeting the executive leadership team, and completing administrative work.

While Carli works mostly in Broome, the corporate services team travels frequently to complete site inspections, conduct audits and provide education and training in KAMS’ remote and renal clinics.

Interestingly, Carli visited Broome for a holiday when she was 22. Her family lived in Broome, and one of them asked if she’d be interested in working part-time for the hospital.

“I worked in the School of Health Studies for KAMS for a few months, before moving on to another position. I kept in touch with the CEO who invited me to return to KAMS in 2003 to work in the Rural Clinic School in partnership with UWA, looking after health worker students, their travel and accommodation, administration for the school and rostering. I loved that job!”

From 2003 to 2012, Carli’s role expanded considerably to cover three training programs in total, including the GP training program. Any GP being trained in the Kimberley, both for KAMS and other Aboriginal Medical Services, was looked after by Carli.

“I loved seeing the real impact we could have in the community. From recruitment to training, we were putting extra doctors onto the clinic roster across the Kimberley.”

After many years working for KAMS and with a foundation of knowledge in administration, Carli made the move into corporate services as Executive Manager.

“Higher-level management was the next step in my career, so the move felt comfortable and natural. I liked being able to manage a small team, instead of doing purely operational work.”

For people interested in working in the corporate services space, Carli believes positions are ideally suited to people who are flexible and adaptable, with a positive attitude and strong administration and organisational skills.

If you or someone you know are interested in working for KAMS, check out our current opportunities.

The corporate services team is comprised of a variety of roles, from asset and property managers, to contracts managers, quality coordinators and infection prevention and control.

“We have a really effective team and I love working with them. Everyone has their own specific roles and are responsible for their own set of tasks, but we’re very cooperative. We all share a common goal of improving our services across the region.”

The culture and family environment at KAMS is something that Carli loves and appreciates.

“Everyone is genuinely very caring about each other. The organisation has a good attitude to work-life balance and looks after people as a whole. Everyone is very accepting and inclusive. At KAMS, people have a genuine desire and actively strive towards making a difference in Aboriginal health. I think that’s a commendable value we share.”

In thinking about her favourite experience with KAMS, Carli enjoyed working on a project to provide new buildings for staff accommodation in the remote community, Balgo

“It’s a thousand kilometres from Broome! I flew there to meet with the community, share the idea and get support. I was involved in negotiations around the land and site and working with the team and builders. It was extremely satisfying to see the completed project. People were living in basic, portable buildings, and we enabled them to move into beautiful self-contained units. I remember feeling very lucky to be involved from start to finish. The staff were so happy to have the extra space, it made their lives so much easier.”

Carli also enjoys the KAMS social club. Every year, the club has a race day tent for the Kimberley Cup in Broome.

“Everyone wants to be there, and it’s so much fun! I love seeing people from work all glammed up. It’s a great day out.”

Carli is looking forward to developing more infrastructure for KAMS as the organisation continues to increase service delivery, particularly in remote centres.

“It’s exciting being part of developing new facilities, clinics and accommodation for staff and patients. It can take a long time and can be pretty tough for a few years, but the end is so rewarding.”

Outside of work, Carli enjoys fishing, camping, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

If you or someone you know are interested in working for KAMS, check out our current opportunities.