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Registered Nurse (Child & Maternal Health)

Job No: 109011
Location: Walgett

Empowering community, health and identity.

WAMS not only provides healthcare: it helps educate and support Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the community to care for their own health and improve their wellbeing.

Whether you’re a doctor in the clinic, a health worker visiting people in their homes, or a gardener working in the community garden, you have the opportunity to up-skill and progress your career, with the resources to actually make a difference.

Be part of a multi-cultural team, live in a welcoming small town, and join a long-standing organisation that has been the life breath of the Walgett community for more than 30 years. 

About the Opportunity

WAMS now has a rewarding opportunity for a Registered Nurse (Child & Maternal Health) to join their team in Walgett, NSW. This position is being offered on a full-time contract basis until 30 June, 2020, with extension subject to funding.

Reporting to the Clinic Manager, this position is responsible for delivering a range of culturally appropriate health services to children and families within the WAMS Clinic.

More specifically, some of your key duties will include:

  • Delivering services in the area of infant and child nutrition, immunisation, child health and development, and maternal and neonatal care;
  • Working with other health professionals to develop programs that enhance the care, health and wellbeing of women, babies and families;
  • Conducting health education with children and families; and
  • Collecting and entering data progressively to maintain clinical records and ensure timely and comprehensive reporting.

About You

To be considered for this position you will be an AHPRA Registered Nurse with recognised qualifications and experience within the field of child health, ensuring you possess in depth knowledge of child development needs. Experience working in a remote area and/or within Aboriginal communities is required, while experience working within an Aboriginal Medical Service will be highly regarded.

Key to your success will be an understanding of the primary health care system and issues relevant to closing the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including the ability to communicate and appropriately engage with Aboriginal clients. 

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong organisational skills and the ability to effectively manage priorities. You will have excellent report writing skills, and have the ability to use (or quickly learn) the Communicare system to capture client information. High level interpersonal skills are also critical to this position, including the ability to effectively interact with a wide range of individuals.

Importantly, WAMS is looking for an honest, compassionate and responsible individual who's values align with that of the organisation. You'll be passionate about the work you do, and keen to work within a multidisciplinary team in order to achieve positive outcomes for the organisation and community.

People who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.

What We Offer

Your full-time commitment will be rewarded with an attractive salary negotiable with the skills and experience you are bringing to the role.

In addition, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Relocation assistance;
  • Subsidised accommodation; and
  • Salary sacrificing up to $15,000 per year.

Why Join WAMS?

This is a fantastic opportunity to take on a rewarding role in Aboriginal Health with an organisation that is the life breath of its community.

You'll enjoy the unique offering of living and working in Walgett, as you gain experience in regional/remote health while remaining in a community that has everything you need for living day to day. Take advantage of this opportunity to live in an authentic small-town community, where you will form close relationships with members of the community and help them achieve positive health outcomes. Enjoy working in a community where people know you personally and professionally, and greet you with a smile.

In return for your skills, versatility and passion for empowering people in their health, you can be proud to work for a long-standing non-profit organisation that operates from a place of honesty, integrity and productivity. You’ll work with likeminded individuals who are passionate about the organisation's purpose to provide quality community healthcare

Bring your nursing experience to this influential Aboriginal health organisation - Apply Now!


Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) based in Walgett, NSW. Established in 1986, WAMS was the first ACCHO to achieve dual accreditation with the Quality Improvement Council (QIC) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). Services offered include public health, family health, sexual health, dental health, mental health and GP Clinical Services. The not-for-profit organisation also provides a diverse range of health programs, including drug and alcohol and health-related transport services to facilitate attendance at specialist and other appointments.

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