- Warruwi Clinic expected to transfer to community ownership 1 Sep 2022
- Salary $107,300 – $115,300 pro rata
- Participate in an on call 24 hour roster
Red Lily Health Board are seeking EOI’s from an N4 Remote Area Nurse to join their team at Warruwi 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. Warruwi Health Centre is the second of four West Arnhem community centres that will transfer to the management of Red Lily Health Service. Warruwi is the main township on South Goulburn Island, approximately 300km east of Darwin at the eastern base of the Cobourg Peninsula. The community population is approximately 500 people.
What’s in it for you?
Red Lily Health offers rewarding employment opportunities in Aboriginal health care for health and other professionals including:
- 6 months fixed term contract
- Base salary $107,300 – $115,300 pro rata
- 6 weeks leave
- Salary sacrifice
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:
- Providing & promoting a comprehensive Primary Health Care (PHC) service utilising a multidisciplinary approach and endorsed protocols (e.g., CARPA manuals) and policies
- Ensuring all documentation, records and health information systems (including PCIS) are maintained to ensure continuity of care
- Facilitating and providing culturally acceptable health education supporting a community participative approach to local level decision-making
- Promoting and supporting Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs) to be first line providers of healthcare in the community to facilitate the delivery of culturally appropriate health care
- Participating 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 Warruwi?
Warruwi is the main Aboriginal settlement on South Goulburn Island and has a school, health clinic, Creche, convenience store, arts centre and airport. FlyTiwi run a daily passenger service to Darwin and there is a weekly barge service from Darwin for freight. The traditional language of the island is Mawng, with people speaking other languages including Kunbarlang, Kunwinjku, Djambarrpuyngu, Galpu and English. English is typically people’s second or third language. The island has a stunning mix of natural landscapes including pristine beaches, rocky outcrops and sweeping marshlands, harbouring an abundance of wildlife such as crocodiles, fish, dugongs, turtles, oysters, crayfish, mud crabs and stingrays.
If this sounds like a role for you, we want to hear from you. APPLY TODAY by clicking the “Apply for this job” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org