- Miwatj is one of Australia’s largest providers of Aboriginal healthcare
- Miwatj is engaging with health issues at a grass roots community level
- Miwatj is seeking a Registered Nurse who can take pride in the results of their work
Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation (Miwatj) are seeking a Chronic Disease Registered Nurse to join their team in Gapuwiyak, 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
- Stunning East Arnhem location
Whats the role?
Working closely with both Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Doctors, Registered Nurses are critical to Miwatj client’s success. You will be committed to finding the best way to communicate with clients in order to provide great care and follow up with them in sometimes uncertain circumstances. You will need to provide high quality, culturally appropriate and effective nursing practice and improve the health and well-being of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people or the East Arnhem Region. Core aspects of your role will include:
- Providing holistic care, support and maintenance in delivery of the chronic disease register/recall within the Bulunu region which includes Yirrkala, Gunyangara, Birritjimi and Nhulunbuy
- Supporting clinics by working towards completing client list as generated by coordinator and clinic managers in ensuring KPI’s are met
- In collaboration and autonomously work within framework of the Miwatj Chronic Disease Program
- Providing advocacy and support for Chronic Disease self-management, ensuring all chronic disease clients have a current GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement
- Actively participate in Health promotion, planning and delivery of education, preventative chronic disease activities and community development
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:
- Registered to practice in the NT as a Registered Nurse
- A demonstrated understanding of the evidence base for addressing preventable chronic diseases in remote areas, including both prevention and management
- A broad understanding of the underlying risk factors impacting on the health of Aboriginal people in remote areas
- Ability and willingness to participate in the development of community-based primary health care programs
- Possession of CPR, AGV certificates, drivers licence and Ochre card or eligible to obtain
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 firstname.lastname@example.org