Child Health Nurse

Job No: PAMS1114
Location: Newman

Location: Newman

Employment Type: Full Time

Employment Category: Permanent

Remuneration: $96,350.66 - $110,564.60 per annum plus superannuation + salary sacrifice


About the Opportunity

The Child Health Nurse is accountable to the Clinical Manager – Newman Clinic and is primarily responsible for providing a family-centred, comprehensive child health service to clients of the Newman Clinic serviced by Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Services (PAMS).

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About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Registered Nurse. 
  • Demonstrated ability to practice in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA’s) Code of Conduct of Registered Nurses and Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses OR demonstrated ability to practice in accordance with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board Code of Conduct and Professional Capabilities standards.
  • Minimum of three years post graduate experience.
  • Previous experience working in a multi-disciplinary primary health care team with a demonstrated ability and desire to effectively engage with Aboriginal children and their families.
  • Sound understanding of the principles of primary health care and the model of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the social determinants of health and how they affect Aboriginal child and family health.
  • Completion of the SA Understanding Vaccines and National Immunisation Program course and annual updates since completion or be willing to complete within 6 weeks of commencement in the role.
  • Knowledge and experience in the provision of child health programs.
  • Experience in electronic patient information management systems.

Ideally, you will also possess (Desirable):

  • The person is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander decent and is acknowledged as such by their community.
  • Post Graduate qualifications in Child Health.
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Registered Midwife.
  • An advanced knowledge of Communicare including the ability to produce reports and recall lists.

The position involves working with a multicultural organisation where the majority of staff, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) PAMS actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require an unrestricted WA “C” Class Driver’s Licence, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 3 months) and Working With Children Check prior to appointment, in order to be eligible for the position.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement. Acceptable evidence includes an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with relevant visa.

About the Benefits

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $ 96, 350.66 - $ 110, 564.60 per annum plus superannuation. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • 5 weeks’ annual leave + 17.5% leave loading
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training + study leave options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retention Initiatives in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy

This position offers the opportunity to work closely with remote Aboriginal communities and make a drastic impact to the health and well-being outcomes of these communities.

PAMS operates four remote sites, three of which have a team of one nurse and a range of ancillary workers. Although the successful candidates will have a substantive location (Newman) they must be prepared from time to time to work across any one of these sites should they be required.

PAMS operates in some of the most remote parts of Australia and staff are required to be proficient at driving a 4WD vehicle and willing to fly in light aircraft.

About the Organisation

With an administrative hub based in Newman, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) provides holistic primary health care to the individuals and families within Newman as well as the remote communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

PAMS has over 700 registered clients, with most being Martu. Services offered include health education and promotion programs and initiatives, as well as the monitoring and management of ongoing health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, ante-natal & post-natal care and child health.

Applications close at 5.00 pm, Friday 14 May 2021.

For further information about this position please call Aakriti Yadav, Human Resource Advisor on (08) 9177 8307.


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