Remote Area Nurses

Job No: 114019
Location: Katherine

Mind – body – spirit: healing families together.


  • Bring your primary health care experience to this stunning location - make the most of life's adventures while maintaining a rewarding career!
  • Competitive base salary circa $103,067 - $110,729 plus super & generous salary sacrificing options!
  • Enjoy a range of generous benefits including relocation assistance, accomodation allowance, 6 weeks' annual leave & more!


A Rewarding Career Opportunity

Sunrise Health Service is seeking several full-time Remote Area Nurses to join their dedicated multidisciplinary team in Katherine, NT.

These positions are responsible for providing general health care, assessment, and treatment of a broad range of clinical problems to achieve positive outcomes in overall levels of health and well-being within the community.

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

  • Working with other members of the Sunrise Primary Health Care team to meet identified needs;
  • Providing accident and emergency care, including emergency first aid, stabilisation, and evacuation of patients;
  • Assisting with the identification of health trends and gaps in service delivery within the community;
  • Supporting the provision of specialist care, including substance abuse, nutritional, and mental health care;
  • Consulting with community groups on matters relating to the health needs and cultural approaches of the community;
  • Building the capacity of Aboriginal Health Practitioner (AHP) staff to provide the highest possible standard of culturally appropriate health care; and
  • Liaising with AHP staff, doctors, and nurses to facilitate tracing and treatment of patients moving between communities, homelands, and out-stations.

The successful candidates must possess the following:

  • Current AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse;
  • Primary health care experience and advanced clinical skills;
  • Previous experience working within a remote area / with Aboriginal communities;
  • Understanding of, and culturally appropriate approach to, cross cultural issues;
  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team; and
  • Ability to adapt to frequent change within a working environment.

The Benefits

This is a unique opportunity to expand on your experience and knowledge of primary health care services relating to remote Aboriginal communities. Not only will you experience working with clients throughout the community / home environment (as opposed to a large clinical setting), you'll also benefit from direct working relationships with a large team of multi-disciplinary professionals.

Your hard work and dedication will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration circa $103,067 - $110,729 plus super and a range of benefits including:

  • Relocation assistance;
  • Accommodation allowance;
  • 6 weeks annual leave;
  • Up to 10 days of study leave per year; and
  • Salary packaging options.

In addition, you will have the chance to experience the lifestyle benefits that are unique to the Northern Territory and Katherine region in particular. With Australia's most stunning landscapes on your doorstep and an incredible outdoor lifestyle on offer, the Northern Territory is the place to be to make the most of life’s adventures.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join a dedicated team in producing improved health outcomes for the community – Apply Now!


About Sunrise Health Service

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is a Community Controlled Health Organisation.

The Sunrise approach involves community people 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.

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation works in partnership with Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN), who provide support services to health professionals and organisation across the Northern Territory. 

Please Note: Previous applicants need not apply.

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