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Men’s Health Program Lead Miwatj Health – Registered Nurse

  • 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 Remote Area Nurse to provide men’s health nursing practice

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation (Miwatj Health) are seeking a Men’s Health Program Lead to join their team in Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory.

Why Miwatj
Miwatj Health is an independent, Aboriginal-controlled health service administered by a Board of Directors representing communities across East Arnhem Land. Miwatj anticipates that the next decade will see great progress in tackling the most important risk factors for Aboriginal health in this region.

What’s in it for you?

  • Fixed term through to the 15th July 2022
  • Excellent salary of $110,606 to $126,911 PA pro-rata (dependent on skills and experience) is available with this full time, fixed term position.
  • Salary sacrificing of $15,900 p/a
  • 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading
  • Relocation package to eligible candidates
  • Accommodation and vehicle supplied
  • Discover breathtaking landscapes and spectacular views

What’s the role?
Miwatj Health are pleased to offer this position as a full time, fixed term through to the 15th July 2022 opportunity. Based in the Gove Peninsula and supporting all of East Arnhem Land you will be working closely with our Aboriginal workforce which is critical to clients success. You’ll be committed to finding the best way to communicate with clients and team in order to provide great care in sometimes uncertain circumstances.
Core aspects of your role will include:

  • To coordinate the work of staff reporting directly to the position across the Gove Peninsula.
  • To coordinate/facilitate access to healthcare by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male clients across Miwatj communities.
  • To coordinate a regular meeting of the Men’s Health Nurses and staff across all Miwatj clinics.
  • Create/implement/evaluate culturally appropriate activities that promote engagement with health services.
  • To work with and coordinate partnerships with the broader Health workforce or other local organizations relevant to Aboriginal/Yolngu man in the region, aiming to provide high quality care to male clients across Miwatj communities.
  • Undertake the day-to-day operational management of the men’s health team, including staff supervision/support (within scope of practice) and coordination of men’s health service delivery.
  • Be the “Go to Person” for Men’s Health related issues, referrals, etc.
  • Manage the Men’s Health Team workforce requirements on the Gove Peninsula including recruitment, orientation, professional development, probation and performance appraisals, and mandatory training.
  • Facilitate good communication and team dynamic to ensure all roles and responsibilities are understood, allocated, and clearly communicated.
  • Support and participate in ongoing Continuous Quality Improvement, including contributing to policy development in Men’s Health.
  • Coordinate and provide professional, evidence based primary health care to individuals, families and the community utilizing a holistic and culturally acceptable approach – with a focus on male clients.
  • Other duties as required by line manager.

Is the role right for you?
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 our communities is an open mind, willingness to be exposed to culture, and curiosity. Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Minimum 5 years post graduate experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of clinical services to Aboriginal
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of Aboriginal community controlled health
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and report writing
  • Excellent communication skills with particular emphasis on cultural awareness, including the ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people so as to achieve a friendly and co-operative work
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of social determinants of health issues affecting Aboriginal
  • Experience in the use of computerized Patient Information and Recall Systems and a willingness to impart those skills to
  • Ability and willingness to participate in the development of community-based primary health care
  • Basic Life Support certificate (BLS) or ability to

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Please contact Lauren for more information on 08 8982 1011

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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:

$110,606 to $126,911 PA pro-rata
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Job Type:

Nursing

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