- 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 Women’s health nursing practice
Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation (Miwatj Health) are seeking a Midwife or Women’s Health Remote Area Nurse to join their team in Gapuwiyak, Northern Territory.
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 the role?
The main purpose of the Midwife/Women’s Health Remote Area Nurse is to provide high quality, culturally appropriate and effective Midwifery and Women’s Health nursing practice as well as to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in Gapuwiyak.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-
- Working in the Women’s Program in partnership with the Aboriginal Health workforce to provide high quality antenatal and postnatal care to clients of Gapuwiyak community
- Providing Women’s Health Checks to clients including pap smears and STI screening
- Assisting women with family planning education and contraceptive options
- Having a capacity to reside in remote communities
What’s in it for you?
- Excellent salary of $110,606 – $118,826 plus superannuation
- Salary sacrificing of $15,900 p/a
- 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading
- On call and remote allowance
- Relocation package to eligible candidates
- Accommodation and vehicle supplied
- Career progression opportunities
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 Gapuwiyak is an open mind, willingness to be exposed to culture, and curiosity. Before you reach out and apply, you need to have:
- Current AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse and minimum of 5 years broad nursing and midwifery experience post registration
- 3 years working as a Remote Area Nurse and experience working as a Midwife in a Women’s Health program preferred but not essential
- Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of social determinants of health issues affecting Aboriginal people
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse culture, where English is not their first language
- Well Women’s Screening Course and Advanced Life Support certificate (ALS)
- Remote Emergency Care certificate (REC), Current Police Check and Ochre Card, or ability to obtain
Whats it like living in Gapuwiyak?
Gapuwiyak is on the shore of Lake Evella in north-east Arnhem Land, about 500 km east of Darwin and 120 km west of Nhulunbuy. It is one of the Northern Territory’s easternmost settlements. The population of Gapuwiyak and its surrounds is approximately 874, of which 824 are Indigenous (94 per cent). 40 per cent of Gapuwiyak’s Indigenous population is younger than 20 years of age. The population is predominantly Yolngu, with people from 11 different Yolngu groups.
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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