Overview

This is a Recruitment Pool for a Permanent or Fixed Term Fulltime appointment at 80 hours per fortnight, with the possibility of extension(s) and/or permanency.

An opportunity exists for a talented and enthusiastic Clinical Nurse Specialist to join the team at Burringurrah Nursing post – Midwest.

To be successful, you will have…

  • extensive clinical experience including assessment skills, emergency management skills, clinical problem solving and understanding of chronic disease management.
  • knowledge and application of primary health care principles and programs
  • ability to work independently or as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills including problem solving and negotiation skills
  • understanding and commitment to cultural safety and Indigenous health issues
  • knowledge of legislative and regulatory requirements in the areas of Equal Opportunity, Disability Services and Occupational Safety & Health, and how these impact on employment, people management and service delivery

Position Profile:

Responsible for the provision and coordination of primary health care to the Burringurrah community. Includes the provision of Nursing Services encompassing emergency care, chronic disease management, child health, immunisation, health promotion, and education

This is an “open-ended” recruitment pool, and as such the following should be noted:

The panel will monitor this recruitment pool for applications and will assess on a regular basis.

Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when similar vacancies occur.

Appointments may be made from this pool until 07/02/2025.

What we offer

In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits:

  • Location based allowances
  • Relocation allowance (For further information refer to “Belong” and “Relocation incentive” attachments)
  • Paid study Leave assistance – regional specific as per EBA
  • Generous salary packaging benefits:
    • Up to $9010 on a range of benefits such as mortgage, your rent or other everyday living expenses
    • Up to $2650 on meal entertainment, holiday accommodation and venue hire
    • Access to novated leasing to use pre-tax dollars for a car and expenses
  • Flexible working and leave arrangements
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • 11% Superannuation Guarantee
  • WACHS supports flexible working practices and consideration will be given to flexible work/roster options, where operationally appropriate.
  • As a WA Country Health Service employee you’re entitled to discounts across some private health care funds. Please see attached flyer for further details.

The Country Nursing & Midwifery incentive program is available to new and existing nurses and midwives – across a broad range of patient-facing roles – on fixed term or permanent contracts at 76 select locations. Eligible nurses and midwives can receive between $5,000 and $17,000 in support over 12 months (WA Country Health Service – Country Nursing and Midwifery Incentive Program).

Area Profile

The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) Midwest health region of Western Australia covers more than 470,000 square kilometres, nearly one fifth of the State, with its population concentrated along the coast. The region is located in the northern middle section of Western Australia and incorporates three health districts – Gascoyne, Geraldton, Midwest and Murchison, is recognised for its unique natural environment and is a culturally diverse region with Aboriginal people representing 13% of the overall population.

Want to know more about this role?

We encourage you to contact Karen McCumstie on 08 9941 0302.

Eligibility to Apply:  Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector.

How to Apply: Applicants are requested to apply online http://www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au/

Please provide the following information as part of your application:

  • A detailed CV that clearly shows your experience relevant to this role
  • A cover letter outlining their suitability for this position
  • A 2-3 page maximum document addressing the selection criteria listed on the Job Description Form (JDF)
  • The names and contact details of two (2) professional referees – preferable for one to be your current/recent supervisor or manager.

Selection Criteria: Please see the Job Description Form 

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours

Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

Please note this recruitment process requires completion of satisfactory Pre-Employment Health Assessment (PEHA).  Any offer of employment with WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is conditional on satisfactory PEHA to ensure you are able to perform the inherent requirements of the position. An unsatisfactory PEHA will result in the offer of employment being withdrawn.  Please see the attached WACHS PEHA Policy for further information.

This vacancy is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at: https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au

Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted.

LATE OR EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy.  As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position.  Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.

Closing Date for Applications: 02 September 2024

About Department of Health - WA Country Health Service

The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) Midwest health region of Western Australia covers more than 470,000 square kilometres, nearly one fifth of the State, with its population concentrated along the coast. The region is located in the northern middle section of Western Australia and incorporates three health districts - Gascoyne, Geraldton, Midwest and Murchison, is recognised for its unique natural environment and is a culturally diverse region with Aboriginal people representing 13% of the overall population.