- Are you Registered Nurse passionate about improving health outcomes in remote communities?
- Join one of the largest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in the NT!
- Highly attractive salary circa $105,128 – $112,944 plus salary sacrifice, accomodation, relocation assistance & remote area allowance!
Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.
The Sunrise approach involves Aboriginal communities taking part in controlling their own health. Everything from financial management and governance, staff selection and service delivery priorities are directed by the organisation’s Aboriginal Board and Community Health Committees.
Servicing nine communities spread over 45,000 square kilometres, the Sunrise footprint covers Aboriginal communities that are some of the most disadvantaged in the Territory with some of the most complex health issues. Yet despite this, the ethos and practices of Sunrise Health have it be a leader, both nationally and in the Territory, for both national and Territory performance indicators.
Acute health care does not make people well – it is only when health issues and the social determinants of health are addressed, that families and communities become well – a challenge that Sunrise Health is committed to address with each of its communities and with the expectation that each of its employees will adopt and uphold this culture.
About the Opportunity
Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is currently looking for an AHPRA registered nurse to work as a Remote Area Nurse in remote NT on a full-time basis.
Reporting to the Health Centre Manager, you will assist other team members within the Health Centre to provide the highest possible standard of culturally appropriate health care, ensuring a Primary Health Care approach to health care is achieved with participation in an on-call roster for acute and emergency presentations after-hours.
Your key responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:
- Participate in a duty roster including on-call equally with other staff;
- Provide accident and emergency care including emergency first aid, stabilisation and evacuation of patients;
- Undertake the dispensation of pharmaceutical therapies, including the administration of vaccines and prescribe pharmaceuticals for common conditions;
- Respond to medical emergencies;
- Ensure the prompt follow up and recall of patients in liaison with AHPs, Doctor and other Nurses;
- Provide comprehensive Primary Health Care to clients in a multidisciplinary team from Antenatal to end of life care;
- Drive health promotion and management of a specialist group of clients through portfolio case management and recall systems;
- Assist in the provision of specialist care; and
- Work in partnership with other health professionals to ensure a multi disciplinary approach to health care, in particular, supporting the role of Aboriginal Health Workers;
SHS provides Registered Nurses the opportunity to work within several remote communities, with one clinic as your home base. Serviced communities include Mataranka, Ngukurr, Bulman, Minyerri, Beswick/Wugularr and Barunga.
What will you need to succeed?
To be successful in this position you will hold current registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse, with demonstrated post-graduate experience.
The successful candidate will have experience in either primary health care, community health, aged care or acute care settings. Emergency experience will be highly regarded.
Post-graduate qualification in Midwifery, Child Health, Psychiatry, Public Health and/or Primary Health Care will also be highly regarded.
Able to demonstrate a commitment to the objectives and ethos of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations such as Sunrise, you will have a clear respect for Aboriginal culture, and be willing to learn from Aboriginal community members, Aboriginal Health Practitioners, and other indigenous community outreach team members.
Your well-developed interpersonal skills will enable you to communicate confidently and effectively, as you build collaborative relationships with a wide range of internal and external clients, partners and stakeholders. It’s essential that you can tailor your approach to the needs of each family, able to identify their strengths and build effective relationships with parents and children.
Please note: Applicants must have a current unrestricted Australian Drivers License, and consent to a go a National Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing.
About the Benefits
This is an incredibly rewarding opportunity to work with an organisation that’s building the capacity of remote Aboriginal communities in order to improve their health and wellbeing.
Your dedication will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary circa $105,128 – $112,944 (based on skills and experience) and salary packaging options up to $15,899 per year.
An on-call daily allowance of $60 Monday to Friday and $80 weekends and public holidays plus 25% loading will apply to significantly increase your take-home pay.
You will also have access to a wide range of benefits including:
- 6 weeks leave per year;
- Up to 10 days study leave;
- Remote allowance;
- Annual retention bonus of $5000;
- Travel allowance (when working away from clinics); and
- Relocation assistance, negotiable for the right candidate.
Working at Sunrise Health Service and living in the Katherine region has lifestyle benefits that are unique to the Northern Territory. With the Katherine Gorge on your doorstep and an incredible outdoor lifestyle on offer, combined with some of the best fishing in the world, the Northern Territory is the place to be to make the most of life’s adventures.
About the Katherine Region
A region full of misty waterfalls, untouched gorges, and stunning landscapes, the Katherine Region is the crossroads of Australia’s north, where the outback meets the rainforest. Explore world-famous national parks, canoe along the mighty Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, or take a dip and unwind at the Katherine Hot Springs.
This is a unique opportunity to support families and young children in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the Territory – Apply Now.