- Are you looking for a diverse and rewarding role that can make a real difference with remote indigenous communities?
- Generous remuneration package starting from $121,252 – $133,807 including an above award rate & allowances!
- OUTSTANDING additional benefits including salary sacrificing, 12 weeks annual leave, paid flights & free accommodation!
- FIFO options and remote work arrangements available!
About Ngaanyatjarra Health Service
Ngaanyatjarra Health Service (NHS) provides services to communities across the Ngaanyatjarra region of Western Australia from their 11 Primary Health Care Centres, staffed by experienced Remote Area Nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers and allied health staff. With a focus on population health and preventative care, they also offer environmental health programs, health promotion, social and emotional wellbeing programs, and a range of healthy ageing and disability supports.
NHS is part of the wider Ngaanyatjarra Council Aboriginal Corporation (NCAC), which represents the interests of around 2000 Ngaanyatjarra, Pintupi and Pitjantjatjara people, living in 12 communities in the Central Desert region of Western Australia, providing reliable essential services, air transport, bookkeeping, agency and road transport, fuel distribution, health services, community services and improved housing.
About the Opportunities
Ngaanyatjarra Health Service now has multiple exciting opportunities for Registered Nurses to join their team as Primary Health Care Nurses, and a Registered Nurse/Midwife to join as Maternal and Women’s Health Coordinator. These are flexible full-time roles, with the option for a 6 weeks on/6 weeks off FIFO roster if preferred, or other arrangements negotiable depending on your availability and community needs.
-As a Primary Health Care Nurse, you will be based in one of NHS’ community health care centres, working with other health professions to provide comprehensive primary health care, and promote overall wellbeing and healthy lifestyles, whilst treating a range of acute presentations and emergency care needs. Other responsibilities include:
- Taking a holistic approach to assessing clients, supporting patients to understand their condition, treatment and prevention strategies;
- Delivering health promotion and education activities, promoting wellbeing and encouraging community health action; and
- Coordinating care of clients with complex health problems, utilising clinical and electronic information systems.
-The Maternal and Women’s Health Coordinator will be working across the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, travelling between communities to provide best practice, accessible and culturally appropriate health care for women, including cervical and breast cancer screening and a clinical service for those women seeking reproductive health care. Other responsibilities include:
- Supervising and supporting members of the Maternal Health Team, currently including a remote Midwife;
- Developing, implementing and evaluating a maternal and women’s health strategy for NHS; and
- Providing on-call support to remote clinical staff for maternal and womens health issues.
To be successful in these roles, you will be an AHPRA-recognised Registered Nurse with at least 5 years post-graduate experience in the delivery of comprehensive primary health care.
For the Maternal and Women’s Health Coordinator, you will also need to be an AHPRA-registered Midwife, with demonstrated experience in midwifery and maternal health services.
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.
Any experience working in remote areas or with Aboriginal communities will be highly regarded, though not essential provided you have the confidence and resilience to work in an undeniably challenging environment. You will need to be highly flexible, comfortable handling environmental issues, such as heat, dust or dirt, and prepared to adapt to potentially confronting conditions or situations.
With a strong understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, you’ll ideally have experience in or knowledge of the two-way approach model, able to embrace traditional knowledge and practice with evidence based scientific knowledge and practice.
Finally, you will be genuinely passionate about achieving positive outcomes for your clients. Highly empathetic and culturally competent; you’ll understand the needs and concerns of your clients, and have the strong interpersonal skills needed to build effective relationships with a variety of key stakeholders.
Please note: You will need a current, unrestricted Manual Driver’s License, and be comfortable travelling to regional, remote and interstate locations using unsealed roads, by 4WD, or by light aircraft. You will also need to hold, or be willing to obtain, National Police Clearance and WA Working with Children Clearance.
About the Benefits
This is a unique opportunity to experience parts of Australia that few people get to see, working with, supporting, and learning from remote communities in the heart of the outback.
You’ll be joining a passionate and experienced team that offers ongoing training and education opportunities to help you grow your skills, including fantastic support from a dedicated Clinical Nurse Educator, to help you transition into the role.
In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a generous remuneration package starting from $121,252 for the Primary Health Care Nurse and starting from $133,807 for the Maternal Women’s Health Coordinator, commensurate with your skills and experience. Both roles offer a range of additional benefits, including:
- Salary packaging;
- 12 weeks annual leave;
- Leave loading (on up to 6 weeks leave);
- Fantastic career pathways;
- Annual flights; and
- Free accommodation.
With FIFO options and flexible arrangements negotiable depending on your needs, you’ll enjoy a fantastic work/life balance, with plenty of time to visit friends and family, or explore the beautiful surroundings and adventure opportunities nearby!
This is a rare chance to join a leading health service and take on a challenging but rewarding role, making a real difference in remote Aboriginal communities – Apply Now!