Registered Nurse (Child Health) and Midwife

  • Employment Office
  • Australia and Oceania, Western Australia
  • Jun 12, 2017
Full time Aboriginal Health Registered Nurse Midwife Registered Midwife Registered Nurse

Job Description

About Derby Aboriginal Health Service and Life in Derby
Derby Aboriginal Health Service (DAHS) is a dynamic and innovative Aboriginal community controlled health organisation providing comprehensive primary health care services to the town of Derby and surrounding communities. Operating from an award-winning, custom-designed clinic complex, the 50-strong team of Aboriginal Health Workers, GPs, Nurses and Administrative staff has established a reputation for the service as a model of quality primary health care service provision. DAHS is involved in the training and supervision of medical students, pre-vocational trainees and GP Registrars.

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley, 2000km north of Perth, offers its residents a unique and unparalleled way of life. On the doorstep are some truly stunning and untouched wilderness like the famed Buccaneer Archipelago, National Parks and gorges, the mighty Fitz roy River and the Gibb River Road. These pristine environments offer the opportunity to get out camping, fishing and four-wheel driving and many are just an hour away.

About the Opportunities
Derby Aboriginal Health Service (DAHS) now has opportunities for a Registered Nurse - Child Health and a Midwife to join their team on a full-time basis in Derby, WA.

Registered Nurse - Child Health
As a Child Health Nurse, you will be primarily responsible for providing holistic primary health care services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Derby and surrounding communities. Working within the clinic and in the community you will focus on clients from birth to 15 years of age, ensuring the needs of Aboriginal clients is being met within the context of their cultural identity and social circumstances.

To be successful in this position you will be a Registered Nurse with AHPRA registration and at least 2 years post graduate child health experience.

As a Midwife at DAHS you will be responsible for providing primary health care services to clients, at the clinic and in the community, focusing on antenatal and postnatal care.

To be successful in this position you will be a Registered Nurse with AHPRA registration and at least 2 years post graduate midwifery experience.

Both positions require candidates who have experience in an Aboriginal Primary Healthcare setting. DAHS is looking for a candidate who can demonstrate a sound understanding of Aboriginal culture and the issues affecting health and health outcomes for Aboriginal people. You will also have the proven ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with ATSI people and a commitment to best practice guidelines/standards in primary health care provision.

While not essential, candidates with previous experience in a remote setting, experience in four-wheel driving, an Immunisation Certificate and/or previous employment with an Aboriginal Controlled Health Service will be highly regarded.

About the Benefits
If you're looking for a varied and interesting role where you can take on a new adventure and see the beautiful Australian outback - this is the position for you!

DAHS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, staff development programs are not only encouraged but are often paid for by DAHS.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive salary circa $86,564 plus generous benefits including:
* Salary packaging options up to $31,177 gross to increase your take home pay;
* Annual airfare Derby-Perth-Derby return after 12 months of employment;
* 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading on 4 weeks annual leave;
* Relocation cost assistance up to $5,000

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Don't miss this opportunity to take the next important step in your career and make a positive difference in the community - Apply Now!

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