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Remote Area Nurse – Red Lily Health Service – Minjilang

  • Immediate start for a 6 month fixed term contract
  • Salary $107,300 – $115,300 pro rata
  • Participate in an on call 24 hour roster

Red Lily Health Board are seeking an N4 Remote Area Nurse to join their team at Minjilang Health Centre.

Why Red Lily Health Board?
Red Lily Health Service is a new Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service that offers you the chance of sharing in the development of a true community-focussed health service. Minjilang Health Centre was the first of four West Arnhem community centres that will transfer to the management of Red Lily Health Service. Minjilang Health Centre is situated on Croker Island 200km NE of Darwin. The community population is approximately 300. It is currently a 2 nurse post although they are looking at adding a third clinician onto the roster.

What’s in it for you?
Red Lily Health offers rewarding employment opportunities in Aboriginal health care for health and other professionals.

  • 6 months fixed term contract
  • Base salary $107,300 – $115,300 pro rata
  • 6 weeks leave
  • Salary sacrifice
  • Housing

What’s the role?
Work as part of a multidisciplinary remote primary health care team, manage client care throughout the lifespan, treat illness, promote wellbeing, provide education & training, and encourage community health action to contribute to better health outcomes. The position will be part of the Red Lily Clinical Services team that provides primary health care in the West Arnhem region (including homelands). Coordination with other communities and teams within Red Lily and beyond will be necessary to ensure that the communities receive high quality services and achieve optimal outcomes.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Provide & promote a comprehensive Primary Health Care (PHC) service utilising a multidisciplinary approach and endorsed protocols (e.g., CARPA manuals) and policies
  • Ensure all documentation, records and health information systems (including PCIS) are maintained to ensure continuity of care
  • Facilitate and provide culturally acceptable health education supporting a community participative approach to local level decision-making
  • Promote and support Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs) to be first line providers of health care in the community to facilitate the delivery of culturally appropriate health care
  • Participate in an on call 24-hour roster, with a community driver in support

Is the role right for you?
You’ve studied the principles of community health, now come and put it into practice.
Whilst tertiary and/or post-basic qualifications such as Midwifery, Child Health, Emergency Care, Mental Health, and/or Primary Health Care is desirable, what will really see you thrive at Red Lily is possessing high motivation, strong initiative and the ability to foster positivity within a team.
Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Eligibility for registration with AHPRA as a general registered nurse and relevant post basic qualification
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated skills in Remote Area Nursing with an understanding of all roles within a multidisciplinary primary health care team model in Australian indigenous communities
  • An ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures with a demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health: cultural issues; cultural safety and determinants issues
  • Knowledge and experience in implementation of Primary Health Care programs and relevant legislation governing work practice in the remote setting
  • Hold (or eligible for) an NT manual drivers licence, Police Clearance Certificate, Ochre Card, Land Council work permit and willingness to travel by air and 4WD to remote communities, with a capacity to reside in a remote community

What’s it like living in Minjilang?
Minjilang is located on Croker Island, 230km north east of Darwin in the Top End Region. The island has an area of 120km2 and is the most northerly inhabited part of the Northern Territory. It is situated in the Arafura Sea, and is home to abundant wildlife and flora that inhabit the beaches, wetlands and swamps and expansive native bushlands. Approximately 300 people live on Croker Island, of which 150 are the only speakers of the Iwaidja language. The island is close to the mainland, being only 2km off the Coburg Peninsula.

If this sounds like a role for you, we want to hear from you. APPLY TODAY by clicking the “APPLY NOW” 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$107,000 - AU$115,000 per annum
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Job Type:

Nursing

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