Remote Area Nurses (RN/ Midwife)
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, (Far NW region of SA)
- Are you a Registered Nurse seeking a new and varied challenge, working as part of a multidisciplinary team of health professionals?
- Are you looking to be generously rewarded for your hard work and dedication?
- Do you have recent acute Medical/ A&E and Clinical experience?
- Salary package equivalent to $166,000 - $183,000 commensurate with remote area experience (includes estimated non-cash benefits of $28,350)!
- Modern accommodation supplied, along with all rent, electricity, gas and basic essentials!
- Explore the wondrous Australian outback and return home for holidays, with 11 weeks leave per year!
About the Organisation
Nganampa Health Council is an Aboriginal owned and controlled health organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in the far north west of South Australia. Across this area, Nganampa Health operates eight clinics, a 16 bed aged care respite facility and assorted health related programs including aged care, sexual health, environmental health, health worker training, dental, women's health, male health, children's health and mental health.
The health service has a sustained national reputation for best practice clinical services, leading edge collaborative program research and development and for the collection of outcome data as a basis for ongoing evaluation. The organisation's clinics are AGPAL Accredited, modern facilities staffed by a multidisciplinary team comprising Anangu Health Workers and Nurses, supported by Program Coordinators and experienced Medical Officers to provide clinical care to each local community.
Nganampa Health Council is widely recognised as being the exemplar Aboriginal health service in the country. Their successes include significantly reducing the rates of sexually transmitted infections, increasing birth weights through their antenatal program and consistently keeping childhood immunisation rates at 100%. Their Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura aged care facility is also being recognised as the best remote area aged care facility in the country.
The Organisation was awarded the Infanrix Immunisation Award in 2006, and their work has since been commended around the country by health commissions, the Australian Medical Journal and former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
Further information can be found at www.nganampahealth.com.au
Life in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands
The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands is located in the far north-western region of South Australia. It covers approximately 103,000 sq km with a population of approximately 3,000 Anangu people. The region is freehold land controlled by the Anangu people.
Moving to this naturally beautiful region offers people the chance to see and experience more of the true Australian outback than most ever will, while getting paid!
About the Opportunity
Nganampa Health Council has a number of opportunities for clinic-based Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives to join their dedicated teams in South Australia.
In these highly varied roles, you will be responsible for delivering primary health care according to the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual, and assist in the early detection and management of chronic illness as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Working under the direction of the Medical Director and Clinical Service Manager, your 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;
- Public health surveying and programs;
- Antenatal and post natal care;
- General education support and training for Anangu Health Workers; and
- Day to day administration of clinical activities.
The ideal candidate will:
- Be a Registered Nurse or an RN and Registered Midwife, and be registered (or eligible for registration) 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 experience working in a clinical environment along with hospital-based general nursing experience (both of which are essential);
- Hold post basic nursing qualifications in Emergency Care, Critical Care and or rural and remote area Nursing (although not essential);
- Be able to demonstrate a sound professional clinical background and an ability to manage their own tasks;
- Have a good degree of computer literacy - health records and organisational documentation is largely computerised;
Midwives must in addition, have done some acute general work within the past 5 years.
These positions are based in busy community clinics that are open from 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. Nurses do provide an after hours on-call service, and 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.
Nganampa Health Council is seeking adaptable and flexible individuals who can display the initiative, discretion and cultural sensitivity needed to support and drive the organisation's objectives and values. The ability to communicate and participate effectively within a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary health team will be required.
Candidates 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 this position.
The ability to work under Aboriginal management and control will 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 here!
The successful candidates must 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.
About the Benefits
Your hard work and dedication will be rewarded with an extremely attractive salary package equivalent to $166,000 - $183,000 depending on remote experience (includes estimated non-cash benefits of $28,350). This includes:
- Annual retention bonus;
- Leave loading;
- Study Assistance; and
- Recreation leave allowance
You will also receive generous salary packaging options to increase your take-home pay. A further range of fantastic benefits include:
- 11 weeks leave per year;
- Rent-free modern housing, including all gas, electricity and basic essentials;
- Study leave in order to plan and develop your career;
- Full support from the health team; and
- Relocation costs assisted.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
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!
To Apply: Please answer the following questions succinctly in no more than three paragraphs for each, where required.
Please note: Applications will close at 5:00pm on Friday 13th July
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