Remote Area Nurse Acute/Homelands - Miwatj Health - Milingimbi

  • Work with a dedicated team of health professionals
  • Position is based 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 

The Remote Area Nurse provides high quality, culturally appropriate and effective nursing care to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at Millingimbi homelands.

In this diverse role you will:

  • work with the Aboriginal Health workforce to provide high quality primary and acute health care
  • generate weekly recall lists from Communicare for follow-up of homeland residents
  • coordinate homeland residents health checks.

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 five years broad nursing experience post registration with experience in primary health care and three years working as a remote area nurse with experience working in an Acute program preferred.

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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