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Women’s Health Remote Area Nurse – Congress – Ntaria

  • Base Salary: $107,972 – $115,967 (p.a.)
  • Full Time Continuous Contract
  • Female Identified Position

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) are seeking a Remote Area Nurse/Aboriginal Health Practitioner Women’s Health. You would be working and living in Ntaria and accommodation and amenities are included. Living in the community offers you a unique opportunity to learn about, and experience, Western Aranda Culture.

Why Congress?
Congress is an Aboriginal community-controlled health service providing comprehensive primary health care services to Aboriginal people in Alice Springs and across five remote Aboriginal communities in Central Australia. Congress works in partnership with the Western Aranda Health Aboriginal Corporation to deliver primary health care to the Ntaria region.

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

  • Total Effective Package: $130,648 – $139,604 (p.a.)
  • Six (6) weeks’ annual leave
  • A strong commitment to Professional Development
  • Access to the Congress health services for you and your family at no cost
  • Relocation Assistance (where applicable)
  • District Allowance and Remote Benefits

What’s the role?
The role’s primary focus is the provision of culturally safe comprehensive primary health care to Aboriginal women in the Ntaria Health Service area including women’s health checks and the facilitation of care in the early detection of chronic disease and assisting clients to utilise self-management principles to encourage healthy lifestyles and wellbeing.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to-

  • In collaboration with a multidisciplinary team (including a GP) and accordance with the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual and the Minymaku Kutju Tjukurpa Women’s Business Manual provide women’s health care, assessment, and management of a broad range of clinical conditions
  • Supporting women with chronic health conditions in the planning of care which includes self-management goals and as necessary coordinated team care arrangements
  • Working within a client centred approach, taking into consideration client’s cultural practices and beliefs, in relation to health, wellbeing and Western medicine
  • Collaborating with the Ntaria Health Clinic, Congress Services, and specialised providers to ensure accessible and optimal comprehensive Primary Health Care
  • Facilitating and participating in opportunistic and community screening activities including outreach clinical care within the Ntaira Health Service

Is this the right role for you?
An inherent requirement of the position is to travel to surrounding serviced communities, including Wallace Rockhole and Utju, providing health education at the schools, preconception counselling, and sexual and reproductive health workshops. Health weeks and Women’s nights are also conducted throughout the year with other service providers.
Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Registration, or eligible for registration, as a Registered Nurse/Aboriginal Health Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • An understanding of the aetiology and course of chronic disease in Central Australia and evidence for effective interventions
  • Family Planning Certificate, Implanon competency certificate and competency in cervical screening tests or a willingness to obtain
  • Demonstrated experience in health assessment of clients including early detection, chronic disease care planning including the monitoring of that care, providing appropriate treatment and referral within best practice guidelines
  • Demonstrated experience working in a cross-cultural environment with Aboriginal people in remote settings, with the capacity to negotiate in accordance with cultural protocols particularly in relation to female health, child health and women’s business
  • Hold a current manual driver’s licence with an ability and willingness to travel by 4WD

What’s it like living in Ntaria?
Ntaria, 125 kilometers west of Alice Springs, has a population of over 600 residents. Ntaria is situated in one of the most picturesque areas of Central Australia, comprising the broad expanse of Missionary Plain running east-west with its northern and southern boundaries embracing the MacDonnell and Krichauff Ranges. The district experiences typical Central Australian weather with high summer and low winter temperatures. Local services include a primary school and Alice Springs School of the Air. There is also a women’s cultural centre, two supermarkets, the Ntaria Store with post office, bank agency, takeaway food and the Finke River Mission Store, plus service station and mechanical workshops and church.

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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$108,000 - AU$116,000 per annum
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Job Type:

Nursing

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