- Salary $109,920 – $118,092 per annum
- Flexible work arrangements
- Paid study leave and ongoing professional development
Why Katherine West Health Board?
Established in 1998, Katherine West Health Board (KWHB) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled organisation that provides a range of clinical, preventative and public health services to clients in the Katherine West Region of the Northern Territory. With four major health care centres and a range of satellite centres, KWHB services an area over two times the size of Tasmania (162,000km²), helping to improve the health and wellbeing of some of the most remote communities in Australia.
What’s in it for you?
- Salary sacrificing
- 6 weeks annual leave accrued on pro rata
- Daily travel allowance when away from Katherine
- Fantastic professional development and ongoing training
- Flexible work and leave options
What’s the role?
Reporting to the Manager of Public Health, the ideal candidate would be willing to live and work out of Kalkarindji or Lajamanu and service the other communities within the KWHB region regularly. Building therapeutic relationships is essential to the role and those with experience working in remote communities are encouraged to apply. The position is responsible for working with patients, RANs, GPs and allied health professionals to deliver patient centered care for those living with chronic disease in the KWHB region. This diverse role comes with plenty of opportunities to grow your professional skills and develop your career.
The role does not participate in the emergency on-call roster.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-
- Providing high quality and individualised chronic disease care for clients and their families suffering from or at risk of chronic disease
- Providing advanced clinical leadership to Nursing, Aboriginal Health Practitioners and allied health professional staff in the area of chronic disease care
- Coordinating and leading chronic disease case conferencing for complex clients utilising a multidisciplinary team of PHC staff
- Implementing and promoting evidence-based standards and policies which are compliant with relevant professional, industrial and legislative requirements
- Contributing to activity reports for funding bodies on a regular basis
Is the role right for you?
- Registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse and professional experience in chronic disease care
- Expert knowledge and skills in managing chronic disease and knowledge, understanding and experience of research finding to support evidence based practice
- Knowledge, understanding and experience in quality improvement, its practical application in meeting patients’ needs and its relationship to strategic development
- Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills and advanced interpersonal and communication skills
- Current NT manual drivers’ licence, Criminal History Clearance and NT Ochre Card or ability to obtain
What’s it like living in Katherine?
The Katherine lifestyle is well suited to those who enjoy nature-based recreation activities such as fishing, bushwalking, camping, canoeing and swimming. A short drive out of Katherine will land you in the iconic Elsey and Kakadu National Parks and their geographic and anthropological wonders. Closer to town, locals regularly enjoy the Katherine Hot Springs, Edith Falls, Katherine Gorge and Nitmiluk National Park and Cutta Cutta Caves. With average temperatures around 18 – 32°c, the town attracts visitors from around the world, providing ample opportunity for locals and tourists alike to experience unique natural wonders, sports, leisure and entertainment, all in a landscape coloured by incredible sunsets.
If this sounds like a role for you, we want to hear from you. Apply today by clicking the “Apply for this job” link
Want to find out more about this opportunity? Please contact Megan Dennis on 08 8982 1002 or firstname.lastname@example.orgApply Now