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MECSH Registered Nurse Team Leader – Anyinginyi Health – Tennant Creek

  • Make an actual difference in the lives of Aboriginal Australians!
  • No night work and weekend work!
  • Enjoy an attractive salary circa $119,272 – $124,281 plus fantastic benefits!

Anyinginyi Health are now looking for a dedicated Maternity Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting (MECSH) Registered Nurse Team Leader to join their team doing vital clinical and community-based work and make a real difference in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers. Due to the nature of this role, this is a female-identified position.

Why Anyinginyi Health?
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the Aboriginal people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region. Since their inception in 1984, they have been committed to ‘Closing the Gap’ in Aboriginal health within remote Australia. Anyinginyi has a holistic approach to health ensuring that clients’ physical and emotional health and wellbeing is given the utmost priority.

What’s in it for you?
This is a highly varied and exciting role where you will genuinely make a difference in the lives of Aboriginal people and experience absolute job satisfaction each day! You will receive an attractive remuneration circa $119,272 – 124,281 plus super, negotiable with skills and experience. In addition, you will have access to a range of great benefits, including:

  • Generous salary packaging of $15,899.94 p/a
  • Subsidised furnished accommodation for candidates outside the Barkly region
  • Up to $5,000 relocation assistance, $1,300 study allowance and $750 remote retention allowance
  • Six weeks annual leave giving you plenty of time to explore the beautiful Barkly region
  • Employee access to Anyinginyi Health Clinic – with free prescriptions, and free general dentistry

What’s the role?
In this rewarding hands-on opportunity, you will be primarily responsible for providing assessment, screening, supporting advice and referral services to vulnerable and at-risk mothers, families and carers with children to the age of three years old in Tennant Creek and surrounding communities, and work closely with community elders to ensure the program is culturally and socially beneficial.
While most of the work will be in the field of Child and Maternal Health, you may be required to provide general health services and travel to remote communities and execute home visits in clients’ homes.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-

  • Maintaining and developing culturally appropriate and accessible health services for women and children
  • Improving maternal health and wellbeing by helping mothers to care for themselves
  • Promoting, supporting, and modelling positive parent-infant interaction and delivery of a child development parent education program
  • Providing general health care assessment and management of a broad range of clinical problems in consultation with a multidisciplinary team
  • Working in collaboration with other Child and Maternal Health stakeholders and providing informal training, support and education for nurses, doctors, and other allied health staff

Is the role right for you?
To be successful in this role, you will be an avid communicator with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills. As you will be leading and managing a team of professionals, you will need to be a passionate mentor to your team and drive their development and growth. You will also have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and tradition and sensitivity to values, beliefs, customs, language, and traditional health practices.
Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Current registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse
  • Related experience in Child and Maternal Health / Development, Infant and Child Nutrition or Safety, and strong knowledge of postnatal care, neonatal health and development, and breastfeeding experience.
  • Acquired clinical skills and experience to work competently in remote areas, and a clear understanding of the issues pertaining to Aboriginal Primary Health Care and the social determinants of health in remote communities
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and be comfortable in providing support in a variety of areas and fostering positive parenting skills and future-orientated families
  • Current Ochre Card, Criminal History Check, First Aid Certificate and NT Drivers Licence

What’s it like living in Tennant Creek?
Year-round blue skies, stunning landscapes, and vibrant, diverse, and warm communities – that’s life in the Northern Territory! Only a short flight from most Australian cities, Tennant Creek is not just a must-see destination renowned for its individual identity and rich cultural heritage but is a remarkable community to set up home in! As a small regional centre, Tennant Creek does not have the facilities one would find in larger country towns like Katherine or Alice Springs however it does provide for all the basics that most people require, and several tourist attractions within easy reach like the beautiful Lake Mary Ann.

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 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$119,000 - AU$124,000 per annum
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Job Type:

Nursing

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