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Remote Area Nurses – Congress – Alice Springs

There’s never been a better time to go remote!
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) have current vacancies in Amoonguna, Mutitjulu, Santa Teresa, and Utju (Areyonga) communities for Remote Area Nurses and Aboriginal Health Practitioners. 3-month contracts are available but 6-12 months+ are preferred.

Why Congress?
Congress are one of the most experienced Aboriginal primary health care services in the country, a strong political advocate of closing the gap on Aboriginal health disadvantage and a national leader in improving health outcomes for all Aboriginal people. As an Aboriginal community-controlled health service, Congress provides comprehensive primary healthcare that is culturally responsive and provided in consultation with local health boards.

What’s the role?
The Remote Area Nurse/ Aboriginal Health Practitioner works within a multidisciplinary team to provide culturally responsive comprehensive primary health care and emergency care to remote Central Australian communities. Participation in an after-hours on-call roster for medical emergencies is an inherent requirement of the position, with all call-outs accompanied by an on-call support worker.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-

  • Providing primary health care including emergency care, chronic disease management and prevention for remote residents and visitors
  • Participate in the after-hours on-call roster for after-hours medical emergencies accompanied by on-call support worker
  • Deliver health education and promote health awareness
  • Facilitate and participate in opportunistic and community screening activities, including administration of vaccines
  • Ensure coordinated client care by maintaining assessment and pathology schedules, referring to and working with allied health services, supporting client self-direction in health care plans and preparing for visiting specialists clinics

What’s in it for you?

  • Flights and accommodation costs. Your accommodation in the community is also provided
  • Salaries starting at $107,971 p.a. (pro rata), $55.37 per hour
  • Generous salary packaging and Remote Area Leave
  • A supportive, low COVID-19 risk nursing environment
  • Support to quarantine may be available if required

Is the role right for you?
Help support people from the world’s oldest living culture while experiencing work and life in a small remote community in one of the most spectacular regions of Australia.
Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Registeration as a Registered Nurse or Aboriginal Health Practitioner with AHPRA with a minimum 2 years Remote Clinical practice
  • Demonstrated experience in providing a broad range of clinical and public health activities including, but not limited to triage of emergencies, adult heath checks, immunisations, developing chronic disease management plans, and delivering brief interventions with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of comprehensive primary health care, as well as an understanding of the issues affecting the health and well-being of Aboriginal people in Central Australia including the social determinants of health
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with a diverse range of people including Aboriginal people, as well as an understanding of cross-cultural issues
  • A current manual driver’s licence, Ochre Card & recent Police Clearance, or ability to obtain

What’s it like living in Remote Central Australia?
Stunning landscapes, remote communities, and a unique pioneering history create a diverse and exhilarating destination to explore. A thriving, spirited outback centre, Alice Springs is as famous for the personality of its locals and contemporary and traditional art as the natural wonders, including the stunning Larapinta Trail and the MacDonnell Ranges, which surround it.

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 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:

Salary starting at $107,971 p.a. (pro rata)
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Job Type:

Nursing

If you’re interested in this opportunity, register your interest with our recruitment team