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AHP/Registered Remote Area Nurses – Congress – Alice Springs

  • An excellent opportunity to further your career in primary health care
  • Full time, part time and causal employment available
  • Competitive salaries and a strong commitment to professional development

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Why Central Australian Aboriginal Congress?

For over 40 years, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) has provided support and advocacy for Aboriginal people in the struggle for justice and equity.

Since that time, Congress has expanded to become the largest Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation in the Northern Territory, providing a comprehensive, holistic and culturally-appropriate primary health care service to Aboriginal people living in and nearby Alice Springs, including five remote communities; Amoonguna, Ntaria (and Wallace Rockhole), Santa Teresa, Utju (Areyonga) and Mutitjulu.

What’s in it for you?

Working with Congress not only offers rewarding career options, but a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • AHP Level 3 to 4 / RN Level 2 to 3 competitive salaries
  • Six weeks annual leave
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Access to the Congress health services for you and your family at no cost
  • Relocation assistance (where applicable)
  • District allowance and Remote Benefits

What’s the role?

The position sits within the Clinical Service Section and works with a multidisciplinary team who are responsible for providing a high quality, comprehensive and culturally safe clinical care to clients within the Congress Clinical Governance framework.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to-

  • Providing high quality and professional clinical AHP/nursing care meeting strict confidentiality guidelines.
  • Providing general health care assessment and management relevant to professional and individual scopes of practice.
  • Supplying and administer pharmaceutical therapies including vaccines and prescribed pharmaceuticals for common conditions as per the relevant legislation.
  • Organising follows ups and referrals as necessary, liaising with other community based health programs.
  • Providing health promotion and education relevant to the presenting clients.

Is the role right for you?

Congress are looking for people who are committed to sharing and working toward their vision that ‘All Central Australian Aboriginal people are empowered through their cultural, economic, social and family life to enjoy the best of health and well-being’. Whilst experience in remote primary health clinic environments is desirable, 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 or enrolment with AHPRA as a Registered/Enrolled Nurse or Aboriginal Health Practitioner, with a current AGV certificate or willingness to acquire same within 6 months of commencement.
  • Broad clinical experience in a primary or acute health care setting with skills in planning, coordinating and decision making within a clinical setting.
  • Demonstrated written, verbal and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate sensitively in a cross-cultural environment with Aboriginal clients and staff.
  • Understanding and commitment to Aboriginal health, the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control and knowledge of current issues affecting the lives of Aboriginal people.
  • Possess an NT Working with Children Check (Ochre Card) and a satisfactory Criminal History Check.

What’s it like living in Alice Springs?

Stunning landscapes, remote communities, and a unique pioneering history create a diverse and exhilarating destination to explore. A thriving, spirited outback centre, Alice Springs is as famous for the personality of its locals and contemporary and traditional art as the natural wonders, including the stunning Larapinta Trail and the MacDonnell Ranges, which surround it.

If this sounds like a role for you, we want to hear from you. APPLY TODAY by clicking the “APPLY NOW” 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 contact Lauren Golotta on 08 8982 1011 or

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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:

AU$70395.00 - AU$93132.00 per annum
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Job Type:

Nursing

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