- 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 an Acute Care Remote Area Nurse to join their team in Galiwin’ku, Northern Territory.
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’d 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 of $110,606 to $118,826 plus superannuation
- Salary sacrificing of $15,900 p/a
- 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading
- Relocation assistance and professional development grants available
- Stunning East Arnhem location
What’s the role?
Miwatj Health are pleased to offer this position as a full time opportunity. Based in Elcho Island, in their Galiwin’ku Clinic, you will be working closely with the Miwatj Aboriginal workforce which is critical to their clients success. You’ll be committed to finding the best way to communicate with Miwatj clients and their team in order to provide great care in sometimes uncertain circumstances. Core aspects of your role will include:
- Working in the acute care program in collaboration with Aboriginal Health Practitioners, medical practitioners and other RNs to provide high quality and evidence based primary health care
- Providing culturally inclusive health care to the community within agreed procedures and protocols and managing the process of developing care plans
- Providing high quality emergency care as per the CARPA Standard Treatment manual and Clinical Procedures manual
- Facilitating and participating in opportunistic and planned screening activities such as preventative health checks and health promotion activities
- Dispensing pharmaceutical therapies, including the administration of vaccines, prescribing pharmaceuticals for common conditions and ensure rotation of drugs per expiry dates is done as needed
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 annual Practicing Certificate as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA (minimum qualification as an RN4)
- Minimum 2 years’ experience working as a remote area nurse/primary health care nurse in a clinical situation
- Interest in the health issues impacting on Aboriginal people in northern Australia.
- Understand the principles in primary health care, possess broad nursing experience and utilise clinical skills with confidence
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse culture, where English is not their first language
- Possess About Giving Vaccines (AGV) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificates, manual drivers licence, and OCHRE card, or eligible to obtain
What’s it like living in Galiwin’ku?
Galiwin’ku is the largest community on Elcho Island, which is 150 km north-west of Nhulunbuy and 550 km north-east of Darwin. Galiwin’ku is the only town on Elcho Island, and is also the Aboriginal name for the whole island. You can get to Galiwin’ku via air charter or commerical flights with Air North. Galiwin’ku is home to the Yolngu people. Yolngu means ‘Aboriginal person’ in the languages of northern Arnhem Land. The population of Galiwin’ku and its surrounds is approximately 2,200, of which 90% are Indigenous. 40% of Galiwin’ku’s population is younger than 20 years of age.
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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 contact Paul Wallwork on 08 8982 1011 or firstname.lastname@example.org