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Child Health Nurse – Congress – Alice Springs

  • Full time continuous contract
  • Base salary of $97,032 – $103,642 (p.a.)
  • Generous salary packaging and Remote Area Leave

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Child Health Nurse to join their clinical team in Alice Springs.

Why Central Australian Aboriginal Congress?
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) has expanded to become the largest Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation in the Northern Territory and are one of the most experienced Aboriginal primary health care services in the country, a strong political advocate of closing the gap on Aboriginal health disadvantage and a national leader in improving health outcomes for all Aboriginal people.

What’s in it for you?
Working with Congress not only offers rewarding career options in a dynamic workplace, but a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Total effective package: $119,583 – $126,954 (p.a.)
  • 6 weeks annual recreation leave
  • Professional development opportunities
  • District allowance and remote benefits
  • Relocation assistance where applicable

What’s the role?
The Child Health Nurse works with a multidisciplinary team of health professionals to provide evidence-based child health services to children including child health assessments, immunisations, and developmental screening to give babies and children the best start in life.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-

  • Delivering evidence based, best practice child health assessments for children under 5 with additional emphasis on health promotion and wellbeing as well as routine, age related health checks
  • Providing a focus on prevention, early detection and intervention of the health and well-being concerns of vulnerable infants, children, and their families through an interdisciplinary and integrated service response
  • Promoting and providing childhood vaccinations according to the NT immunisation schedule
  • Providing information, support and advice to parents and carers on child health, wellbeing, and development to ensure clinical intervention and service delivery processes are understood to enable an informed decision in relation to their child’s health needs
  • Providing appropriate treatment, referral, and follow-up of common conditions in accordance with the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual

Is the role right for you?
Congress has over 40 years of experience providing primary health care for Aboriginal people living in Central Australia. Their comprehensive range of culturally appropriate services and programs care for the social, emotional, cultural, and physical health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. What will really see you thrive in this role is effective communication and interpersonal skills and experience in facilitating and engaging in health promotion activities to children, their families, and staff.
Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA with five years’ clinical practice
  • Expert knowledge of the NT Vaccination schedule in relation to childhood immunisations and accredited to provide vaccinations or willing to undertake accreditation within six months
  • Working knowledge of Child Health and an understanding of current practices, theories and values
  • Knowledge of child development and how it relates to Aboriginal children in Central Australia
  • Current Ochre Card, Criminal History Check, First Aid Certificate and NT Drivers Licence

What’s it like living in Alice Springs?
Australia’s Red Centre is known for its iconic red desert, towering escarpments, and hidden waterholes. In the very heart of Australia, you’ll find a region where you can choose your own adventure – whatever that may be. The township of Alice Springs is thriving with character and is your base for some of the most extraordinary outback experiences. Just a few hours away you can explore the monumental cultural landmark of Uluru, where you’ll find unique things to do to suit any type of traveller. Uluru aside, you can follow the West MacDonnell Ranges along the Larapinta Trail to see the Red Centre by foot or jump on a bike and discover why the region has a growing reputation for world-class mountain biking.

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:

AU$97,000 - AU$104,000 per annum
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Job Type:

Nursing

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