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Chronic Disease Remote Area Nurse – Mala’la Health Service

  • Excellent salary (RN4 level) and based in West Arnhem Land
  • Work with a committed and passionate team
  • Participate in professional development and community activities

Why Mala’la Health Service?
Contribute to Mala’la Health Service’s vision of improving the health and well-being of the people in Maningrida community and surrounding outstations. You will have the chance to immerse yourself in a new culture and language while learning from the local indigenous people with deep connections to the country on which the community is established.

What’s in it for you?
In addition to a wonderful lifestyle and a rewarding career, Mala’la Health Service Aboriginal Corporation offers an excellent range of employment benefits including:

  • Excellent salary
  • 6 weeks of annual leave per annum, plus 17.5% leave loadin
  • Permanent and long term locum positions
  • Salary Sacrifice options
  • Relocation assistance
  • Fully subsidised accommodation

What’s the role?
Mala’la is seeking a Registered Nurse with interest and experience in Chronic Disease for their Chronic Disease Program.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-

  • Working within the Chronic Disease Program, in partnership with the multi-disciplinary team, to provide high quality prevention and treatment.
  • Leading the Chronic Disease team in providing adult health checks for patients with, or at risk of developing, a chronic disease, and referring appropriately when issues are identified.
  • Developing strategies to provide health education and advice in collaboration with other health programs and relevant community stakeholders.
  • Participating in community based activities including health promotion and education, public health and education and outreach primary health care delivery.
  • Participate in the on call roster provided by Maningrida Health Service.

Is the role right for you?
To be a successful Chronic Disease Nurse, you will be able to promote and provide comprehensive, culturally appropriate client centred care to the population of Maningrida Community, and also work collaboratively with other stakeholders in Maningrida. Whilst an Understanding of Aboriginal culture, or a willingness to learn, is helpful, what will really see you thrive in this position is effective communication and software skills and a capacity to live in a remote community.

Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Current Practicing Certificate from Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse
  • Current Advanced Life Support, Remote Emergency Care and About Giving Vaccines qualifications (or equivalent)
  • Current driver’s licence, satisfactory criminal history check and NT Ochre card
  • Minimum 5 years broad nursing experience post registration and 3 years working in a primary health related field in a remote context
  • Proven knowledge of program design and delivery in a primary health care setting
  • Proven high level of clinical assessment and problem solving skills, interpersonal communication and conflict resolution
  • Knowledge and commitment to the principles of primary health care and understanding of how the social determinants effect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations

What’s it like living in Maningrida?
Maningrida is a remote Aboriginal community in West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, with a population of approximately 2,800 people. It is located approximately 520 km east of Darwin and boasts a beautiful seaside location steeped in history and culture with traditional landowners being the Kunibidji people.

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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:

RN4 level with Salary Sacrifice options
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Job Type:

Nursing

If you’re interested in this opportunity, register your interest with our recruitment team