- 3 month, 6 month and 12 month contracts available
- Base salary of $107k, pro rata
- The heart of Alyawarr country on the Sandover Highway
Ampilatwatja Health Centre aim to treat all patients with dignity and respect. While they are committed to the promotion of health, wellbeing and disease prevention without discrimination, their specific goal is to provide and be recognised as providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with high quality, appropriate, efficient and effective primary health care and related services
What’s the role?
The position is responsible for specialist community and primary health care nursing services that focuses on the prevention, early detection and management of health problems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-
- Provide day to day Clinic Nursing services in a professional, confidential and culturally safe manner, as required on a relief or programmed basis
- Provide effective first point of medical engagement including, triage assessments, taking of medical history/detail, assignment of patient, completion of preliminary procedures
- Conduct opportunistic screening and follow-up of patients as per Patient Information System
- Administer immunisation programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women, babies and children
- Conduct child and adult health checks and follow up reviews in line with care plans
- Participate in the after-hours roster and provide on-call emergency care as required
What’s in it for you?
- Relocation assistance
- Accommodation provided
- Flexible work arrangements available
- Full time continuous contracts, as well as short term
- Health centre under new management
Is the role right for you?
Ampilatwatja Health Centre is governed by a Board made up of local Alyawarre people who have been elected by the community. Community Control is a process which allows the local Aboriginal community to be involved in its affairs in accordance with whatever protocols or procedures are determined by the Community. To be successful in this role you must have:
- Registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse
- Experience in medical, surgical, recovery or critical care nursing
- Demonstrated knowledge of the social determinants of health and an understanding of Primary Health Care principles and their application in a remote Aboriginal community setting
- A high level of adaptive interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with people from different backgrounds and the capacity to be culturally aware and respectful
- Current Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance) and unrestricted NT driver’s license, or ability to obtain
- 4 Wheel Drive experience or the willingness to undertake 4WD awareness training
- Current About Giving Vaccines (AGV), Remote Emergency Care (REC) Certification, Maternity Emergency Care Certification (MEC), iStat and QAAMS certification or the ability to obtain these within 6 months of the commencement of employment
What’s it like living in Ampilatwatja?
Ampilatwatja is the largest of three communities under the Aherrenge Aboriginal Association. The language spoken at the community is Alyawarr and there are up to 650 residents. Access is by road via Alice Springs. The road is sealed for 100km and there is 220 km unsealed. The trip takes approximately 4 hours from Alice Springs in dry conditions, firstly on the sealed Stuart Highway & then on the dirt Sandover Highway. Four Wheel Drive is required to make the journey after rain. Heavy rain will close the road. There is a General Store that provides basic groceries and trans territory bush orders, but not takeaway food. The fuel available at the community is opal (a non-aromatic petrol) and diesel. There is a primary and secondary school. Recreation includes 4WD, camping, waterhole swimming, AFL and Basketball. The Ampilatwatja Bombers AFL side play on the local ground, Windy Hill & they travel extensively throughout the region during the football season.
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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 Paul Wallwork on 08 8982 1011 or firstname.lastname@example.org