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Remote Area Nurses and Community Nurse-Midwives

Job No: 258540
Location: APY Lands, SA

  • Are you a Registered Nurse or Registered Nurse-Midwife with recent acute medical/ A&E or clinical experience, looking to join a multidisciplinary team of health professionals?
  • Excellent salary package equivalent to $243,000 - $264,000 including relocation, allowances and more
  • ADDITIONAL benefits include modern accommodation, paid utilities, salary sacrificing options and 12 weeks leave!
  • Be part of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation providing invaluable care in remote communities

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 seven clinics, assorted health related programs including sexual health, environmental health, dental, women's health, Chronic Diseases, Eye Health, Child 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 90% and above.   

To learn more about Nganampa Health, please click here.

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. This is a stunning area filled with natural beauty, and our communities have everything you need with no frills. You'll have access to an IGA, schools, arts centres, and potentially even a pool!

Moving to this naturally beautiful region offers people the chance to see and experience more of the true Australian outback than most ever will, all while getting paid!

About the Opportunities 

Nganampa Health Council are currently seeking several clinic-based Registered Nurses and Registered Nurse Midwives to join our dedicated teams in South Australia. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, passionate about providing care to local Indigenous communities.

Working collaboratively with, and under the direction of, the Medical Director and Clinical Service Manager, you will be responsible for delivering primary health care and assisting in the early detection and management of chronic illnesses. These positions are based in our community clinics, open from 9am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday, supported by a nurse and doctor on-call after-hours.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Treating acute illness and chronic medical conditions, and managing computerised recalls and patient follow-up care;
  • Adult and child immunisations;
  • Patient health education, including screening and education for sexual health;
  • Assessment and referral of social welfare issues;
  • Antenatal and post natal care; and
  • General clinic support including administration, and education support for student Anangu Health Workers.

About You

As our newest RN or RN-Midwife, you will be experienced in providing acute healthcare, and passionate about equal quality of care for all. The ability to communicate and participate effectively within a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary health team and a demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health will be beneficial.

Our successful candidates will:

  • Be a Registered Nurse or an RN and Registered Midwife, and be registered with the National Board of Nursing and Midwifery;
  • Have a minimum of three years post-education work experience with recent acute Medical/A&E experience;
  • Have demonstrable experience working in a clinical environment and hospital-based general nursing experience in the past 3 years;
  • Have strong cultural knowledge and respect;
  • Be able to demonstrate sound professional clinical background and the ability to manage their own tasks; and
  • Have a good degree of computer literacy.

To be considered as an RN Midwife you must have significant experience in acute general work, gained within the last 5 years.

Ideal candidates for either role will hold post-basic nursing qualifications in Emergency Care, Critical Care and or rural and remote area Nursing, although this is not essential.

Please note: You must hold a valid manual driver's license, a Working with Children's Check, and be willing to undergo a Police Check prior to commencing.

About the Benefits

Successful candidates will be generously rewarded with an attractive salary package equivalent to $243,000 - 264.000 commensurate with remote area experience.  This is comprised of a base salary and non cash benefits of $32,000, including:

  • Superannuation
  • Relocation assistance 
  • District and work allowances
  • Annual retention bonus
  • Leave loading; and
  • An annual return airfare

Additional benefits include:

  • 12 weeks of annual leave per year;
  • Rent-free modern housing, including all basic utilities!
  • 12 days study leave and study assistance to help you plan and develop your career; and
  • Salary Sacrificing options

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 click 'Apply Now'!

Please note: Applications will close at 5:00pm on Friday 23/02/2024

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