- Are you Registered Nurse passionate about improving health outcomes in remote communities?
- Attractive base salary circa $150,000 plus super, salary sacrifice, subsidised private housing and paid travel home!
- Fantastic full-time opportunity to utilise your experience with a passionate community owned health service!
About the Opportunity
An exciting opportunity exists for a AHPRA registered Remote Area Nurse to join the Pintupi Homeland Health Service team in Kintore, NT on a 12-month contract likely to extend.
Reporting to the Health Services Manager, you will work as part of the PHHS clinical team delivering a comprehensive approach to primary health and integrated emergency care.
Working primarily out of the community clinic with at-home visits as required, your duties will include (but not be limited to):
- Utilisation of patient electronic information and management system;
- Treatment of acute illness;
- 24/7 Emergency care (on an alternating 3-day roster);
- Antenatal and post-natal care;
- Child health care;
- Child and adult immunisations;
- Well person screening;
- Management of chronic disease; and
- Sexual health.
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, as will experience in paediatric care.
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: A current manual Driver’s Licence, OCHRE Card and a criminal history check will be required prior to commencing in this role.
About the Benefits
By taking on this pivotal role, you will be joining an organisation that truly values its employees, and actively encourages ongoing career development.
You will be rewarded with a competitive salary package circa $150,000 plus super and salary sacrifice options up to $15,900.
Subsidised housing in your own private 1 bedroom apartment is provided with all utilities included for $20 per week.
PHHS also provides 6 weeks annual leave and 4 weeks isolation leave per year, plus one week of paid professional development leave per year.
About the Organisation
Pintupi Homelands Health Service is an expanding and well equipped AGPAL accredited primary healthcare facility located in Kintore. Servicing a close knit community of 450, the health service provides clinical services with a dedicated staff of nurses, health promotion officers, Aboriginal Health Workers, a doctor and support staff.
Emphasis is being placed on preventive health and community involvement in a commitment “to close the gap” and improve the health and well-being of the Kintore community.
Kintore is located in the Northern Territory, some 530 kilometres west of Alice Springs. This remote part of Outback Australia is truly beautiful and is a popular tourist destination for 4WD and trekking enthusiasts. Kintore has a school (Walungurru School), college (high school and adult), child care centre, church, store, airstrip, health clinic, police station and a swimming pool.
Kintore is also a major centre for the Western Desert art movement which began at the community of Papunya. The Pintupi people traditionally pass on significant Dreamtime stories by way of art using sand, rock and local plants and today, canvas paintings from the Kintore region have gained international acclaim.
Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you’re an experienced Registered Nurse looking to join a friendly and welcoming team – Apply Now!