Overview

  • Unique opportunity to work in a spectacular region!
  • Outstanding base salary of $105,470 PLUS allowances, accommodation, airfares & more!
  • Full-time basis, 6 weeks on, 3 weeks off

About the Opportunity
KAMS now has an opportunity for a Remote Area Nurse to join their friendly, multidisciplinary team in the Kutjungka, WA, on a full time basis, roster 6 weeks on, 3 weeks off. Reporting to the Health Centre Manager, you will be required to work as part of a team delivering coordinated and comprehensive Primary Health and emergency care to clients and their community.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing professional, evidence-based primary healthcare to individuals, families and communities;
  • Delivering health promotion and education activities, coordinating assigned health programs (i.e; Chronic Condition or Maternal and Child Health);
  • Taking a holistic approach to assessing clients, supporting patients to understand their condition, treatment and prevention strategies;
  • Working in consultation with the multidisciplinary health care team to streamline an integrated patient journey across all providers; and
  • Participating in an on-call roster to provide a 24/7 emergency care service.

Please note: It is a requirement that successful candidates hold a current WA Working With Children Check, and be willing to undergo a National Police Check prior to employment with KAMS.

About the Benefits
KAMS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. This role is a highly attractive opportunity for someone with a desire to develop their professional knowledge and experience in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health!

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive salary package including a base salary of $105,470 plus super and a further host of benefits, including:

  • On call loading (25% of base salary);
  • District allowance $2,149 p.a.;
  • Isolation airfare reimbursement $1,200; and
  • Accommodation provided whilst in the community.

What you’ll need to be successful
To be successful, you will be currently registered with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse and have demonstrated post-graduate experience in the delivery of comprehensive primary health care, including emergency care. You’ll have a solid understanding of cultural safety and a commitment to the principles of Aboriginal community controlled health services. Any experience working in remote areas or with Aboriginal communities will be highly regarded. You’ll have solid understanding of good clinical practice and rural/remote health care, with demonstrated experience in a wide range of practical nursing duties and procedures, as well as knowledge of relevant legislation that governs nursing practice.

Importantly, you’ll be a collaborative team player with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to adapt your communication style to work effectively with people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.

Please note: Due to the frequent travel required, you will need to hold a current, Manual Driver’s Licence, and be comfortable travelling by 4WD or light aircraft as required.

About the Organisation
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services LTD (KAMS) is a well-established regional Aboriginal community controlled health service, founded in 1986, which provides centralised advocacy and resource support for 6 independent member services, as well as providing direct clinical services in a further 6 remote Aboriginal communities across the region.

KAMS has successfully delivered high-quality, accessible comprehensive primary health care services over its 22 years of operation and has provided innovation and national leadership in areas such as health information management and evidence based best practice in primary health care.

The Kimberley region is located in the northern part of Western Australia and covers about 421,000 square kilometres. The Kimberley has only three towns with a population of more than 2,000 (Broome, Derby and Kununurra), and the total population is around 37,000. In addition to the sealed Route 1 which runs along the southern part of the area, the unsealed Gibb River Road runs through the heart of the region from Derby to the highway near Kununurra. Access to much of the region is by dirt road, air or sea.

Please note: People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.
This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in stunning outback locations. Make a positive difference — Apply Now!

Closing Date for Applications: 30 Jul 2021