• Are you looking for a highly varied, hands-on nursing role where you can build strong connections and make a real difference? 
  • Utilise your child nursing experience in this rewarding role supporting a remote Aboriginal community!
  • Salary circa $125,000, plus super, salary packaging, relocation assistance, and housing!
  • Enjoy great work/life balance with a 6 week in, 2 week off rotation, with paid flights to Perth!

About the Organisation
Spinifex Health Service (SHS) is an Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) that provides a wide range of culturally appropriate health and wellbeing services, including clinical, maternal health, child health, mental health, and specialist services, plus the Home and Community Care (HACC) centre.

Located 660 kilometres north-east of Kalgoorlie, WA, they operate under the direction of the Paupiyala Tjarutja Aboriginal Corporation (PTAC), a non-profit community organisation that manages the Tjuntjuntjara community on behalf of the Spinifex people and provides a range of local programs and services.

Primary health care is currently delivered from the Tjuntjuntjara Clinic through a team of skilled health professionals including a Medical Director, visiting specialists, remote area nurses and Aboriginal Health Workers; however PTAC recently received funding for a new purpose-built clinic, aimed to be completed by 2022, which will help to advance the existing range of health programs and clinical services in order to better meet local needs.

About the Opportunity
Spinifex Health Service has an exciting opportunity for a full time Remote Area Child Health Nurse to join their team at the Tjuntjuntjara clinic, on a 12-month contract, with possibility for renewal.

Reporting to the Health Service Manager and Medical Director, you will be responsible for Maternal and Child Health in the community, working in partnership with other health practitioners to provide and promote Comprehensive Primary Health care services for children and women’s health. 

Your day to day responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • General clinic, emergency care and stabilisation including managing medical evacuations, child health, antenatal, sexual health, screening and community programs;
  • Ensure all children and women receive regular checks;
  • Facilitate the Women and Childhood Vaccination program;
  • Create and maintain recall client lists for health checks, development and follow up;
  • Deliver best practice midwifery services and women’s health education;
  • Facilitate the referral of patients to specialist appointments including PATS arrangements;
  • Be on call to provide after hours and weekend care on an alternating roster.

About You
To be considered for this position, you must have a Diploma in Child Health Nursing or equivalent, with at least 3 years experience working in remote communities.

Highly organised with well-rounded communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate sensitively in a cross-cultural, traditional Aboriginal community.

A true team player, the successful candidate will be confident in their ability to work within a multidisciplinary team of health professionals.

Tjuntjuntjara is one of the most isolated communities in Australia, and critical to your success will be a willingness and physical ability to live and work in these conditions.

Please note: Prior to commencing employment must have or be willing to obtain a current manual driver’s licence and National Police Certificate.

About the Benefits
In return for your leadership and dedication, you will receive an attractive salary package circa $125,000 plus super, and salary packaging!

You will also receive a range of additional benefits including a 6 week in and 2 week out roster, with paid flights to Perth if desired. If relocating from another city, you will enjoy an annual paid flight back home.

Fully-furnished, heavily subsidised accommodation at $40 a week is included, with full utilities and internet.

Spinifex Health Service is an organisation that values its workforce and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience.

About Tjuntjuntjara
The people of Tjuntjuntjara are known today as the Spinifex People, the traditional custodians of 55,000 square kms of Spinifex Native Title Determination area. The community is situated within the Shire of Menzies, approximately 10 hours’ drive from Kalgoorlie. It has a resident population of approximately 200 people, and is home to the world-renowned Spinifex artists, whose work has been showcased in galleries around the world. Cultural events in the community often attract several hundred visitors.

Since establishing Tjuntjuntjara within their traditional homelands in 1989, the community has steadily grown and developed into a stable and important focus for the traditional cultural cycles of Western Desert life.  People from throughout the region with traditional attachment to the area have returned to live at Tjuntjuntjara. Despite the community’s isolation and remoteness, the Spinifex People’s determination to live in their country and provide strong local governance and stability for a highly dedicated workforce makes Tjuntjuntjara a unique place to live.

Tjuntjuntjara is an alcohol free community.

To establish meaningful connections, learn from and help improve the health and wellbeing of people within a highly remote Aboriginal community – Apply Now!

Closing Date for Applications: 17 March 2021