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Remote Area Nurses – Katherine West Health Board

Katherine West Health Board are seeking Remote Area Nurse’s to join their team across their communities in the Katherine West region.

Why Katherine West Health Board?
Every day, the Katherine West Health Board team works towards the shared goal of improving the health and wellbeing of all people in the Katherine West region. Working with us provides you with a unique opportunity to develop professionally in your field while making a real and positive change to health care delivery in one of the most isolated regions of Australia.

What’s in it for you?
RANs are provided with furnished accommodation, including phone and electricity subsidies, while working in the health centres.

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • 10 days personal leave per year
  • 9.5% super contribution
  • 18% leave loading
  • Salary packaging
  • Travel allowance
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Paid study leave and on going professional development

What’s the role?
The Remote Area Nurse (RAN) will be working as part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team in a remote health care centre and provides the highest standard of nursing care for clients through the provision of comprehensive primary health care services.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide quality primary health care to individuals, families and the community (including outstations as required) within own competency level, KWHB endorsed protocols and the CARPA Manual in order to meet expected client needs.
  • Participate in the after-hours on-call roster to meet community emergency needs
  • Promote and support Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHP’s) as the primary health providers in the community to facilitate the delivery of culturally appropriate health care
  • When required, as a clinical resource to support, mentor and develop students and other members of the health team
  • Work harmoniously and in partnership with other health professionals and health disciplines to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to health care
  • Maintain information systems required for the effective management for clients
  • Support and participate in Quality Improvement activities within the Health Centre for the provision of safe effective health care
  • Participate in appropriate professional development programs and educational opportunities in consultation with management

Is the role right for you?
To be considered you must have:

  • Eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a general registered nurse with current full authority to practice.
  • At least 3-5 years post graduate experience with demonstrated advanced clinical skills and competencies applicable to remote area nursing.
  • Ability and desire to work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team to bring about positive change in health outcomes
  • Ability to use health IT systems and experience in documentation to record client assessments, interventions and ongoing plan of care.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and sharing knowledge and skills
  • Understanding of the principles of quality improvement and their application in the health care setting
  • A clear respect for Aboriginal culture, ability to listen and learn and willingness to participate in cross cultural awareness activities as directed by KWHB
  • Understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, antecedents of health, principles of primary health care and relevant state/national legislation governing work practice in the Northern Territory.
  • Knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements within the workplace
  • Current Northern Territory manual drivers’ licence or ability to obtain.
  • Hold or have the ability to hold current Criminal History Clearance and NT Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance)

Desirable:

  • Appropriate tertiary and/or post basic qualifications from a recognised institution (e.g., Midwifery, Child Health, Emergency Care, Mental Health, Primary Health Care)
  • Experience in Remote Area Nursing
  • Experience in working in a cross-cultural context.

We want to hear from you! APPLY TODAY by clicking the “APPLY NOW” link
Please contact Lauren for more information on 08 8982 1011

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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:

Negotiable
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Job Type:

Nursing

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