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Biginini Family Program (MECSH) Nurse – Sunrise Health Service – Katherine

  • 3x nurse positions to be recruited to
  • Salary $107,231 depending on experience
  • 2 year full-time contract

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (Sunrise), are seeking a general nurse, midwife generalist and/or child health nurse to deliver and implement the Maternal and Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting program (MECSH) in accordance with the fidelity of the MECSH Program guidelines.

Why Sunrise?
Sunrise Health Service has been operating since 2003 and is the second largest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in the Northern Territory. Sunrise provide comprehensive primary health care services through nine remote health centres to some 4000 people living in the Katherine East region. Sunrise value their people and are committed to providing culturally respectful holistic health programs blending traditional healing practices with current evidence-based practice to address physical, social, emotional and cultural well-being.

What’s in it for you?

  • Enjoy 6 weeks annual leave
  • Salary $107,231 depending on experience
  • Generous Salary Packaging
  • Relocation assistance and subsidised accommodation
  • Phone and internet access provided
  • Vehicle supplied for work purposes

What’s the role?

The Biginini Family Program Nurse is to provide support, advice and education within the MECSH framework to the communities serviced by Sunrise Health; such as improving the transition to parenting, by supporting mothers through pregnancy, improving maternal health and wellbeing, by supporting mothers to care for themselves, and improving child health and development, by supporting and helping parents to interact with their children in line with developmental milestones to the age of 3 years.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-

  • Support mother’s and family’s psychological and environmental issues, supporting the health and development of family including older children, providing opportunity for discussion, clarification and reinforcement of clinical antenatal care and preparation for parenting
  • Guided by a strengths-based approach and support to enable the mother and family to enhance their coping skills, parenting skills, safety in the home and infant/child nutrition
  • Assistance to establish supportive relationships within their families and community including, maternal-infant bonding and attachment, providing primary health care and health education
  • Encourage parents to be future orientated for themselves and their children and promote increased capacity to parent effectively despite the difficulties they may face in their lives
  • Supporting families to improve problem solving skills, and to gain to access to community resources and provide opportunities for families to interact with other local families and the wider community in a group setting

What do you need to apply?
To be considered for this opportunity, you must demonstrate a commitment to seek and follow cultural advice from Aboriginal community members, Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHP’s) and other indigenous community outreach team members, have a willingness to relocate and live in community, and meet the below essential criteria:

  • Registration with AHPRA as a General Nurse with a post graduate qualification and experience in midwifery, maternal and/or child and family health
  • Comparable experience in Maternal Health/Child Health and Development, Infant and Child Nutrition and Child Safety with knowledge of postnatal care, breast feeding and the early years of child development
  • Demonstrated 2 years remote work experience and understanding of issues pertaining to Aboriginal primary health care
  • Experience working in partnership with vulnerable families and knowledge of the social determinants of Aboriginal health
  • Current unrestricted manual driver’s licence, police clearance, Ochre Card and First Aid Certificate

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 contact Paul Wallwork on 08 8982 1011 or 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:

$107,231 depending on experience
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Job Type:

Nursing

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