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Aboriginal Health Practitioner – Miwatj Health – Nhulunbuy

  • Miwatj is one of Australia’s largest providers of Aboriginal healthcare
  • Miwatj is engaging with health issues at a grass roots community level
  • Miwatj are looking for passionate individuals who are ready to help change the future for Aboriginal healthcare

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation (Miwatj) are seeking a Registered Midwife Nurse to join their team in Ramingining, Northern Territory.

Why Miwatj?
With eight clinics and growing across East Arnhem Land, Miwatj are providing health care services for over 6,000 Indigenous residents. Their Board of Directors represents communities across the region, ensuring every decision they make helps empower Yolngu people to take control of their lives and direct their own futures.

What’s in it for you?
Whether working in a remote healthcare is on your bucket list, or something that is tried and tested, we would love for you to reach out. East Arnhem Land offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a community where the richness of Yolngu culture is in the air you breathe.

  • Excellent salary for an AHP Graduate Year 1 of $78,751 per annum plus superannuation
  • Salary sacrificing of $15,900 p/a
  • Temporary, part time (0.8) position until June 2023
  • Be based in Nhulunbuy and travel to all Miwatj Health clinics across East Arnhem
  • Relocation assistance and professional development grants available

What’s the role?
The purpose of this position is to provide primary health care, including clinical care, to clients in the clinic. Provide support to the doctors and other nursing staff, within the aims and objectives of Miwatj Health. To practice within a Primary Health Care framework and philosophy in a remote area setting. Core aspects of your role will include:

  • Screen patients and treat according to CARPA protocols or refer client to a more senior health worker, nurse or doctor
  • Use Communicare patient information system to identify care needs and document patient consultation in patient’s medical file
  • Assist doctors and other health professionals with communication, treatment and any advice relevant to a client’s treatment
  • Assist in the provision of high quality emergency care that at times is independent but with support from a registered nurse and or doctor
  • To follow up on medications, treatments or other procedures under the direction of the treating doctor

Is the role right for you?
In order to deliver on their mission, Miwatj know that a collaborative, supportive team is critical. Miwatj are looking for people who are committed to not only growing their capability, but willing to step in and support other team members and clients. Whilst knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is helpful, what will really see you thrive in their communities is an open mind, willingness to be exposed to culture, and curiosity. Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Current registration and practicing certificate as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner through AHPRA
  • Knowledge and commitment to the principles of Primary Health Care and proven clinical assessment skills
  • Commitment to personal and professional development including the sharing of knowledge, information and skills with work colleagues
  • The ability to support all outreach program activities by completing clinical care items required prior to seeing the doctor. These includes routine investigation e.g. weight, BP, eye check, BMI, foot checks, urine collection, and taking bloods and also to provide education about managing risk factors
  • Possession of current BLS, AGV, Ochre car and NT drivers licence or eligible to obtain.

What’s it like living in Nhulunbuy?
The friendly community of Nhulunbuy supports a laid-back, natural lifestyle. It is a friendly and supportive community nestled amongst the white sandy beaches of the Gove Peninsula. The tropical climate allows for plenty of opportunity for nature-based activities such as fishing, bush walking and camping. The town provides modern comforts including cafés, supermarkets and restaurants while maintaining its small town charm.

If this sounds like a role for you, we want to hear from you. APPLY TODAY by clicking the “Apply for this job” link
Applicants must address the selection criteria in a cover letter and provide a current CV along with contact details for at least 2 referees.
Want to find out more about this opportunity? Please call 08 8982 1011 or email recruitment@ntphn.org.au

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Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Unlike other Primary Health Networks, we have a rural workforce agency. The Rural Workforce Agency NT attracts, recruits, and supports health professionals working across regional and remote communities in the NT. Support programs include orientation for new recruits, professional development, GP locum relief, grants and scholarships, workforce planning and advice, and practice management support.

Key Responsibilities, but not limited to:

To be considered for this oppertunity, you must meet the below essential criteria:

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Salary:

$78,751 per annum + super
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Job Type:

Aboriginal Health

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