Remote Area Nurse - Chronic Disease - Miwatj Health - Milingimbi

  • Work with a dedicated team of health professionals
  • Remote position on the island of Milingimbi
  • Capacity to reside in remote communities

The Practice 

Miwatj Health is an independent Aboriginal-controlled health service located in several communities across East Arnhem Land. The organisations mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of residents in East Arnhem communities.

The Role 

As Remote Area Nurse you will provide high quality chronic disease health management in association with the Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Community Workers. You will also support and maintain the Chronic Disease register/recall database, provide advocacy and support for chronic disease self-management and ensure all chronic disease clients have a current GP Management Plan.

For a confidential discussion about this excellent opportunity, contact our recruitment and retention team:

t 08 8982 1010


Applicants are required to provide a current CV and contact details for at least two referees.

Essential Criteria

Current Registration and annual Practicing Certificate as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA

  • Minimum of 5 years broad nursing experience post registration with experience in primary health care and 3 years working as a remote area nurse with experience working in a Chronic Disease program

A full summary of both role responsibilities and essential criteria are contained within the position description.

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Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN) offers support and financial assistance to health professionals who are relocating to the NT or moving within the NT to a greater remoteness area classification for the purposes of employment. For further information regarding these opportunities, contact the recruitment and retention team.


The climate in Arnhem Land is tropical, with two distinct seasons: the wet and the dry. The area is great for fishing and it is argued that this area offers some of the best fishing and oldest Aboriginal rock art in the world.

Nhulunbuy is the central hub of the region and is well facilitated with amenities such as schools, a supermarket, markets and a variety of recreational activities and sports clubs. The main town was purpose built in the 1960s for the mining industry and has a population of just under 4000. However, the Yolngu Aboriginal people, one of the largest Indigenous groups in Australia, have lived in the region for at least 40,000 years. The Yolngu people are famous for their bark paintings and traditional Aboriginal culture.

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