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MECSH Nurse – Katherine West Health Board – Katherine

  • Join a welcoming Aboriginal Health Service offering fantastic training opportunities & career development
  • Attractive remuneration plus super, 6 weeks annual leave, relocation assistance & more benefits
  • Full-time hours or flexible work options may be considered

Katherine West Health Board (KWHB) are looking for a Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting (MECSH) Nurse to join their team in Katherine, NT. This is a full-time continuing position. This role will involve regular travel, typically spending at least half of your time out in surrounding remote communities, staying overnight and travelling via 4WD, dirt roads and light aircraft as required.

Why Katherine West Health Board?
Established in 1998, KWHB is an Aboriginal Community Controlled organisation that provides preventative, clinical and emergency primary health care and health-related programs to clients living in the remote Katherine West region of the Northern Territory. They provide health services and programs over a 162,000km² footprint, with the primary objective of improving health and wellbeing outcomes for all people in the region. They acknowledge the distinct and diverse identity of the people in the region, with local planning and decision-making central to the success of their programs. KWHB holistic services are designed to promote the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being of the person and the community.

What’s in it for you?
Now is the time to make a difference in some of the most remote communities in Australia. In return for your hard work and dedication, the successful candidates will enjoy an attractive remuneration circa $109,000 – $121,000 (negotiable based on your skills and experience) PLUS super and a range of benefits, including:

  • 6 weeks annual leave and salary sacrificing
  • Daily travel allowance when away from Katherine
  • Fantastic professional development and ongoing training
  • Flexible work and leave options
  • Relocation and accommodation assistance

What’s the role?
The MECSH nurse will provide culturally appropriate care and support, advice and education for clients and their families participating in the program. You will work collaboratively with other MECSH nurses, social workers and support workers to provide brief counselling interventions and instrumental support (such as advocating for and assisting families with housing, service access and financial issues).
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-

  • Providing quality primary health care to clients and their families in the MECSH program
  • Promoting and supporting clients and families in a culturally appropriate manner using culturally appropriate resources to optimize program delivery
  • Participating in the development, implementation and review of the MECSH program and KWHB input within the program
  • Working in partnership with members of the broader PHC team to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to health care
  • Maintaining accurate information systems required for the effective management of clients
  • Providing functional support and appropriate education to mothers and families throughout the prenatal period to facilitate a positive transition to parenting

Is the role right for you?
You will be welcomed into a supportive and family friendly team, with significant potential to advance your career with a well-established community organisation.
To be considered you must have:

  • Current Registered Nurse status with the Australian Health Registration Authority (AHPRA)
  • Understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, principles of primary health care and adherence with the relevant legislations governing work practice
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with Aboriginal people and/or in a crosscultural setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and independently, demonstrating efficient time management skills
  • Ability to travel frequently by light aircraft or 4WD to remote aboriginal communities and stay for approximately one week at a time.
  • Current NT manual drivers’ licence, Criminal History Clearance and NT Ochre Card or ability to obtain

What’s it like living in Katherine?
Katherine is a thriving modern regional centre and services the areas of Pine Creek, Mataranka, Borooloola, Daly River and Timber Creek. There’s many excellent facilities, including a modern shopping complex and boutique stores, a hospital and schools, several sports grounds, as well as numerous parks and gardens and excellent fishing spots for those who love the great outdoors. 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
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 call 08 8982 1011 or email 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$109,000 - AU$121,000 per annum
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Job Type:

Nursing

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