Primary Health Care Nurse

Nursing 27 Sep 2019

  • - Pri­ma­ry Health Care Top End Health 
  • - Nurse 4 — Remu­ner­a­tion Pack­age Range $120,619 — $129,464
  • Fixed for up to 5 years in Wad­eye-Port Keats
Health Careers & Oppor­tu­ni­ties in the North­ern Territory

If you want your career to go places then join Depart­ment of Health in the North­ern Territory. The chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties in health and com­mu­ni­ty care in the Ter­ri­to­ry are like no oth­er in Aus­tralia, from remote Abo­rig­i­nal health to trop­i­cal health and urban ter­tiary care. Con­tin­ued invest­ments in Abo­rig­i­nal health, remote health, acute care and com­mu­ni­ty ser­vices offer many oppor­tu­ni­ties for health pro­fes­sion­als who want to be part of mak­ing a difference.



Nurse 4 — Remu­ner­a­tion Pack­age Range $120,619 — $129,464

(Com­pris­ing salary $104,624 — $112,403 super­an­nu­a­tion, leave load­ing and the val­ue of 2 weeks extra recre­ation leave)

Pri­ma­ry Health Care Top End Health – Wad­eye-Port Keats

Sev­er­al fixed term vacan­cies avail­able for 2 to 5 years

There are sev­er­al posi­tions in Wad­eye Top End West Ser­vice Deliv­ery Area.

Remote local­i­ty enti­tle­ments will include 3 Fares to Dar­win (Fare out of Iso­lat­ed Local­i­ties) per year.

Would you like the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work in the most excit­ing role of your life? It will come with chal­lenges but the rewards are much greater than you will ever believe.

Remote Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ties offer excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for expe­ri­enced Pri­ma­ry Health Care Nurs­es to make a dif­fer­ence in the health of the com­mu­ni­ty. The posi­tions con­tribute to improv­ing the health and well­be­ing of fam­i­lies liv­ing in remote com­mu­ni­ties in the Top End West Ser­vice Deliv­ery Area. The pri­ma­ry objec­tive of these dynam­ic posi­tions is to work col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly with com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers and the broad­er mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary team in the deliv­ery of pre­ven­ta­tive health pro­grams — adult health, mater­nal health, under 5’s, youth & ado­les­cent health and man­age­ment of Chron­ic conditions. 

These roles con­tribute to com­mu­ni­ty health action by tar­get­ing and improv­ing health out­comes, pro­mot­ing well­be­ing, treat­ing ill­ness, main­tain­ing health sys­tems and pro­vide edu­ca­tion and train­ing to com­mu­ni­ty based work­ers and junior staff members.

The local Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple are friend­ly and always will­ing to pro­vide edu­ca­tion, his­to­ry, and shar­ing of cul­tur­al knowl­edge. This is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to live in a remote com­mu­ni­ty in the Bona­parte Gulf region, the Port Keats estu­ary sys­tem is vast and sup­ports great fish­ing, crab­bing and hunt­ing with the Moyle Riv­er in close prox­im­i­ty and renowned as one of the best Bar­ra fish­ing rivers in Aus­tralia. Fish­ing areas are man­aged by the local Sea Rangers, there is ample oppor­tu­ni­ty to enjoy camp­ing, off road tracks and explo­ration of the region with per­mits from the Tra­di­tion­al Own­ers and Thamar­rurr Devel­op­ment Corporation.

There are two com­mer­cial flights per day from Wad­eye to Dar­win on week­days and once dai­ly on week­ends. Facil­i­ties include a large gro­cery store, take­aways, a pop­u­lar cof­fee shop at the Women’s cen­tre, a swim­ming pool, boat ramp and school.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the above posi­tion please contact, 

Karen Doyle on 08 8985 8147 or email Karen.​doyle@​nt.​gov.​au

Quote vacan­cy num­ber: 12621

Vacan­cy clos­ing date: 24/10/2019


Appli­cants should address the selec­tion cri­te­ria and pro­vide a cur­rent CV and con­tact details for 2 ref­er­ees (prefer­ably an email address). For a copy of the Job Descrip­tion and to apply online please vis­it www​.nt​.gov​.au/jobs

Infor­ma­tion on the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry and its great lifestyle is avail­able at www​.aus​tralias​north​ern​ter​ri​to​ry​.com​.au

Note: The pre­ferred or rec­om­mend­ed appli­cant will be required to hold a cur­rent Work­ing with Chil­dren Clear­ance notice / Ochre Card (appli­ca­tion forms avail­able from SAFE NT @ www​.work​ing​with​chil​dren​.nt​.gov​.au) and under­go a crim­i­nal his­to­ry check. A crim­i­nal his­to­ry will not exclude an appli­cant from this posi­tion unless it is a rel­e­vant crim­i­nal history.

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