- Miwatj is one of Australia’s largest providers of Aboriginal healthcare
- Miwatj is engaging with health issues at a grass roots community level
- Miwatj are looking for passionate individuals who are ready to help change the future for Aboriginal healthcare
Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation (Miwatj) are seeking a Registered Midwife Nurse to join their team in Ramingining, Northern Territory.
With eight clinics and growing across East Arnhem Land, Miwatj are providing health care services for over 6,000 Indigenous residents. Their Board of Directors represents communities across the region, ensuring every decision they make helps empower Yolngu people to take control of their lives and direct their own futures.
What’s in it for you?
Whether working in a remote healthcare is on your bucket list, or something that is tried and tested, we’d love for you to reach out. East Arnhem Land offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a community where the richness of Yolngu culture is in the air you breathe.
- Excellent salary of $110,606 to $118,826 plus superannuation
- Salary sacrificing of $15,900 p/a
- 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading
- Relocation assistance and professional development grants available
- Stunning East Arnhem location
Whats the role?
Miwatj Health are pleased to offer this position as a full time opportunity. Based in Ramingining, you will be working closely with the Miwatj Aboriginal workforce which is critical to their clients success. You’ll be committed to finding the best way to communicate with Miwatj clients and their team in order to provide great care in sometimes uncertain circumstances. Core aspects of your role will include:
- Working in the Women’s Program in partnership with the Aboriginal Health workforce to provide high quality antenatal and postnatal care to clients of Galiwinku Community
- Providing a comprehensive, woman-centered midwifery service as per the updated antenatal/postnatal protocol
- Providing sexual health and lifestyle education to pre-conception girls
- Providing Women’s Health Checks to clients including pap smears, implanon insertion/removal and STI screening
- Assisting women with family planning education and contraceptive options
- Developing effective inter-agency partnerships, for example with Gove and Darwin Hospitals, to ensure continuity of care for clients
- Working in collaboration with the MESCH team to develop education programs and material for antenatal birth and postnatal education
- Providing high quality emergency care that at times is independent but with telephone support
Is the role right for you?
In order to deliver on their mission, Miwatj know that a collaborative, supportive team is critical. 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 their communities is an open mind, willingness to be exposed to culture, and curiosity. Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:
- Current Registration and Practicing Certificate as a Registered Midwife Nurse through AHPRA
- Relevant tertiary/post graduate qualifications and experience in public health, paediatrics and/or Primary Health Care
- Minimum 5 years’ experience working in Maternal and Child Health program.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of Primary Health Care, and program delivery in a Primary Health Care setting
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of indigenous culture and social determinants of health
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse culture, where English is not their first language
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with experience in participating in after hour’s emergency on call roster and emergency first response
- Possession of Advanced Life Support (ALS), Remote Area Course, and About Giving Vaccines (AGV) certificates, manual drivers licence and OCHRE card, or eligible to obtain
What’s it like living in Ramingining?
Ramingining is a mainland community located to the west of the Glyde River and 580 km east of Darwin. The community is located on the edge of the heritage listed Arafura Wetlands in Central Arnhem Land. There are 11 outstations belonging to Ramingining. Population at these outstations is very much dependent on season and rainfall with occupancy ranging from 6 to 100. The main language spoken is Djambarrpuyngu and in total there are 14 languages spoken across thirteen clan groups including English.
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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