• Are you a Registered Nurse seeking a new and varied challenge, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals?
  • Do you have recent acute Medical/ A&E and Clinical experience?
  • Enjoy an attractive salary package circa $235,862 – $272,797 commensurate with remote area experience (includes estimated grossed-up non-cash benefits of $38,497 – $48,365)!
  • Receive great benefits such as relocation assistance, modern accommodation with all utilities paid for, and 12 weeks’ annual leave!

Exciting opportunity to work in the Australian outback
Nganampa Health Council has opportunities for clinic-based Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (must hold dual certification) to join their dedicated teams in South Australia, working across the APY Lands.

These positions are based in busy community clinics open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday, although Nurses will be required to participate in an after-hours on-call service.

Reporting to the Medical Director and Clinical Service Manager, your key responsibility will be to deliver primary health care according to the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual and assist in the early detection and management of chronic illness as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Core duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Working collaboratively with Medical Officers, Program Staff, Anangu Health Workers and other health staff to provide primary health care;
  • Treating acute illness and chronic medical conditions and managing computerised recalls and patient follow-up care;
  • Child health monitoring and immunisations;
  • Adult and Covid vaccinations across the age group
  • Patient health education;
  • Assessment and referral of social welfare issues;
  • Public health screening for STI, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis A, B & C;
  • Public health surveying and programs;
  • Antenatal and post natal care;
  • General education support for student Anangu Health Workers; and
  • Day-to-day administration of the clinics.

You will also need to be an accredited Vaccine Provider and have completed all COVID-related training.

Great benefits are on offer
Your hard work and dedication will be rewarded with an extremely attractive salary package equivalent to $235,862.00 – $272,797.00 depending on remote experience (includes estimated non-cash benefits of $38,497.00 – $48,365.00 ). This includes:

  • Base salary;
  • District allowance;
  • Additional work allowance, which covers your on-call allowance;
  • Superannuation;
  • Annual retention bonus;
  • Leave loading;
  • Annual airfare;
  • Study assistance;
  • Recreation leave allowance; and
  • Assistance with relocation costs.

A further range of fantastic benefits include:

  • 12 weeks of annual leave per year;
  • Rent-free modern housing, including all gas, electricity and essentials;
  • 12 days of study leave in order to plan and further develop your career; and
  • Full support from the health team

Is this you?
Our ideal candidate will be a passionate Registered Nurse and/or a Registered Midwife registered with the National Board of Nursing and Midwifery. You will have a minimum of three years post-graduation/post-bridging course experience and recent acute Medical/A&E experience. You will also have demonstrated experience working in a clinical environment and hospital-based general nursing experience in the past three years. In addition, Midwives must have significant experience in acute general work within the past five years.

It will be important to demonstrate advanced nursing clinical skills, including excellent clinical assessment skills and confidence in managing diversity in presentations – trauma, acute and chronic medical conditions – across all age groups.

Although not essential, post-basic nursing qualifications in Emergency Care, Critical Care and/or rural and remote area Nursing are high desirables.

We are looking for adaptable, flexible individuals who can display the initiative, discretion, and cultural sensitivity needed to support and drive our organisational objectives and values. Moreover, you will be able to communicate and participate effectively within a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary health team.

Candidates who are open to change, accepting of Aboriginal people, comfortable living in a remote environment and willing to learn the ways of the people will be well suited to this position.

The ability to work under Aboriginal management and control will be highly regarded, as will a demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, the principles of Primary Health Care and relevant legislation. No two days will be the same, and as a result, highly resourceful candidates will thrive here!

Please note: Prior to commencement, you will need to undergo a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check. You will also be required to have a manual driver’s licence and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Nganampa Health Council
Nganampa Health Council is an Aboriginal-owned and controlled health organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north west of South Australia. Across this area, we operate six clinics and health programs in sexual health, environmental health, oral health, women’s and children’s health, immunisation, eye health, mental health, as well as the Chronic Disease Program.

When you join Nganampa Health Council, you are joining a community of primary health care professionals united by our desire to make a difference. We learn and experience something new every day, and we are supported by the professionalism and spirit of our colleagues and our organisation.

Widely recognised in the Industry as being an exemplary Aboriginal health service, Nganampa has sustained a national reputation for its work in primary care. Successes include significantly reducing the rates of sexually transmitted infections, increasing birth weights through the antenatal program and consistently keeping childhood immunisation rates at over 90% (some years at 100%).

Further information can be found at www.nganampahealth.com.au

Life in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands
The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands are located in the far north-western region of South Australia. It covers approximately 103,000 square km with approximately 3,000 Anangu people. The area is freehold land controlled by the Anangu people.

Moving to this naturally beautiful region offers people the chance to see and experience more of the true Australian outback than most ever will while getting paid!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

If you have a diverse background in clinical experience, including acute clinical medicine, A&E, paediatrics and/or Aboriginal health care – then we want to hear from you. Apply today!

Please note: Applications will close at 5:00 pm on Friday 9th September 2022.

Closing Date for Applications: 15 Aug 2022