Overview

Exciting and varied opportunities for Registered Nurses and Nurse-Midwives to join a highly recognised Aboriginal Health Service. If you have recent Medical/ A&E and Clinical experience, are passionate about making a difference and looking to be remunerated for your efforts, read on!

  • Are you a Registered Nurse seeking a challenging and rewarding adventure?
  • Join a widely recognised Aboriginal health service dedicated to ‘closing the gap’ in Indigenous health!
  • Enjoy an extremely attractive salary package of $189,447 – $215,298 (commensurate with remote area experience) plus housing, utilities and internet with additional grossed up non-cash benefits of $38,497 – $48,365!
  • Modern accommodation supplied, along with all rent, electricity, gas, and basic essentials!
  • Explore the wondrous Australian outback and return home for holidays, with 12 weeks leave per year!

Your new company
Nganampa Health Council is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north west of South Australia. Across this area, NHC operates seven clinics, the Tjilpi Pampaku Ngura Aged Care facility and assorted health related programs including aged care, sexual health, environmental health, dental, women’s health, children’s health, immunisation, eye health and mental health.

Widely recognised as being an exemplary Aboriginal health service, they have sustained a national reputation for best practice clinical services and leading edge collaborative program research and development. Their successes include significantly reducing the rates of sexually transmitted infections, increasing birth weights through their antenatal program, consistently keeping childhood immunisation rates at over 90% (some years at 100%), and providing high quality residential and respite aged care at their Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura aged care facility.

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

Your new career
Nganampa Health Council has opportunities for full-time clinic-based Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (must hold dual certificates) to join their clinical teams, based in remote South Australia.

In these highly varied roles, you will be responsible for delivering primary health care according to the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual, and assisting in the early detection and management of chronic illness as part of a multi-disciplinary team. 

You will be working in busy community clinics open from 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and rostered on as part of the after-hours on-call service. Working under the direction of the Medical Director and Clinical Service Manager, your key responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Working collaboratively with Medical Officers, 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;
  • Patient health education;
  • Assessment and referral of social welfare issues;
  • Public health screening for STI, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis A, B & C;
  • Antenatal and postnatal care;
  • General education support for Anangu Health Workers; and
  • Day-to-day administration of the clinics.

About you
Candidates need to be adaptable and flexible individuals who can display the initiative, discretion and cultural sensitivity needed to support and drive the organisation’s objectives and values. Your ability to communicate and participate effectively within a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary health team will be essential to your success in this role.

Individuals who are open to change, accepting of Aboriginal people, comfortable living in a remote environment and who are willing to learn the ways of the people will be well suited to these roles. The ability to work under Aboriginal management and control will also 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!

To be considered, you will:

  • Be a Registered Nurse or an RN / Registered Midwife, and be registered with the National Board of Nursing and Midwifery;
  • Have a minimum of three years post graduation/ post bridging course, along with recent acute Medical / A&E experience
  • Have demonstrable clinical and hospital-based general nursing experience within the past 5 years (both of which are essential);
  • Ideally hold post basic nursing qualifications in Emergency Care, Critical Care and or rural and remote area Nursing (though not essential);
  • Be able to demonstrate a sound professional clinical background and an ability to manage their own tasks; and
  • Have a good degree of computer literacy — health records and organisational documentation are computerised

Midwives must have done some acute general work within the past 5 years.

You will require 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.

The successful candidates must also be willing to undergo a Police Check and a Working With Children Check. A manual driver’s licence is essential and it would be advantageous to have experience with 4WD vehicles, although a 2-day 4WD training course is provided in your orientation week.

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

About the Benefits
This is a unique opportunity to work in some of Australia’s most stunning remote communities and help address the challenges associated with ‘Closing the Gap‘ in Indigenous health.

In return for your hard work and dedication, successful candidates will be rewarded with an extremely attractive salary package of $189,447 – $215,298 (commensurate with remote area experience) plus housing, utilities and internet with additional grossed up non-cash benefits of $38,497 – $48,365!

This includes:

  • Base salary
  • District allowance
  • Work allowance
  • Superannuation
  • Annual retention bonus
  • Leave loading
  • Annual airfare
  • Study assistance
  • Recreation leave allowance
  • Assistance with relocation costs

further range of fantastic benefits include:

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will close at 5:00 pm on Friday 26th February 2021. 

Closing Date for Applications: 26 Feb 2021