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Remote Area Nurse – Marthakal Health Service

  • Support Yolgnu Aboroginal culture and build stronger relationships
  • Provide regular and ongoing access to health services in occupied homelands
  • Above award salary with benefits such as salary sacrifice and housing

Why Marthakal Homelands Health Service?
MHHS, situated on Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island), is a mobile Yolgnu Medical Service covering 15,000 square kilometers in the remote East Arnhem Land with a population between 250 to 400. There are 29 homelands in the Marthakal Homelands region, for which the medical service is on 24 hours emergency call. Being a mobile medical service means that the health team travel in small planes and four-wheel drive vehicles to conduct clinics out on the homelands. What medical equipment can’t be packed can’t be taken, so compact sturdy anti shock equipment is used.

What’s in it for you?
Working with MHHS not only offers rewarding career options, but a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Excellent salary and salary sacrificing options + 6 weeks annual leave
  • On call allowance and annual bonus
  • Accommodation provided as well as freight and internet allowance
  • Relocation support for eligible candidates
  • Fares out of isolated locations (FOIL) at least once every six months
  • Live and work in a community steeped in traditions and culture

What’s the role?
The primary purpose of the role is to effectively operate in a small Aboriginal Controlled Health Service which provides high quality, evidenced based, culturally appropriate and effective primary and dental health care, to improve the health and well-being of people living in the Marthakal Homelands.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-

  • Effectively adhering to the principles of primary health care, with evidence-based practice
  • Responding to health emergencies on Homelands in an effective and timely manner with an expected health outcome
  • Using skills and knowledge to deliver quality health care and meet all legal obligations
  • Engaging in the Marthakal First Aid Program across all service sites and in consultation with all Marthakal Managers
  • Supporting and participating in all initiatives and change processes that aim to improve service delivery

Is the role right for you?
MHHS are looking for people who have experience in practicing prevention, early detection and appropriate intervention to maintain people in as optimal health as possible. Whilst experience in remote primary health clinic environments is desirable, what will really see you thrive in their communities is a shared focus of Yolgnu being healthier, living longer and having better lives.
Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification degree and current registration with APHRA
  • Minimum 2-years’ experience working and living in a remote Indigenous community, which is an alcohol free environment
  • Demonstrated ability to engage effectively and sensitively with Indigenous people for whom English is not their first language
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to work autonomously and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team in a small, remote Aboriginal Controlled Health Service delivering primary and dental health care
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of social determinants of health issues affecting Aboriginal people
  • Ability to undergo a successful Criminal History, Working with Children’s Check and gain/maintain a current NT Drivers Licence

What’s it like living in Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island)?
The advantages of living and working in remote East Arnhem Land are varied and interesting and provide a pathway to develop skills in chronic disease, tropical medicine, Aboriginal health and rural health, that could not be experienced in other regions of Australia. You are able to enhance your emergency medicine skills, whilst contributing to improved health outcomes for the Marthakal Homelands region. The challenges are as diverse as the landscape, but the opportunities to achieve your professional and lifestyle goals are immense.

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Want to find out more about this opportunity? Please contact Lauren Golotta on 08 8982 1011 or

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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$70,000 - AU$95,000 per annum
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Job Type:

Nursing

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