Registered Nurse - Midwife

Midwifery 12 Feb 2019

Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service

OVAHS now has a rewarding opportunity for a Registered Nurse – Midwife to join their dedicated, multidisciplinary team on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the OVAHS Clinic Coordinator, your primary responsibility will be providing quality and client focused Primary Health Care services to Antenatal and Postnatal clients and families in the context of their cultural identity and social circumstances.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide comprehensive Midwifery care, support and education to support women and families to achieve optimal levels of health during Pre-conception, Antenatal and Postnatal periods.
  • Provide education, screening and referral for clients to encourage and support a healthy pregnancy including FASD prevention; QUIT Smoking in pregnancy, and Psychosocial risks.
  • Promote OVAHS service areas: Sexual Health, Maternal and Child Health, Women’s Health and the Social Support Unit, FASD and Tackling Indigenous Smoking programs to clients.
  • Work with external agencies to deliver best practice client care including: Community Health, Mental Health, Department of Child Protection and family support, Environmental Health, and Hospital Services.
  • Be accountable for the safe, efficient and effective use of culturally appropriate resources, including assisting with forward planning for OVAHS.
  • Collaborate with relevant agencies/services and act as a client advocate for the provision of early prevention and intervention programs/plans to achieve desired health outcomes.
  • Provide primary health care to children 0 to 15 years of age.
  • Housing or rental assistance

About the benefits

This is a rewarding role that offers you the opportunity to advance your career as part of a highly respected organization. In addition, you will receive ongoing professional training opportunities to ensure your future career excels.

Your dedication will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package circa $90,000 –$95,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience) plus a range of benefits including:

· 5 weeks leave per year plus Christmas/New Year break

· Up to 10 days study leave

· Salary packaging options

· Relocation Assistance

· Annual flight allowance to Perth

· Electricity subsidy

Additionally, working at OVAHS in Kununurra has lifestyle benefits that are unique to the Kimberley Region. With Australia’s most stunning landscapes on your doorstep and an incredible outdoor lifestyle on offer, the Kimberley is the place to be to make the most of life’s adventures.

About the Organisation

OVAHS provides a comprehensive Primary Health Care service to Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley region in Western Australia using a holistic approach that includes a high standard of service delivery, the promotion of social justice and the overcoming of the health issues that affect so many people in the region.

Preventative and public health programs include Maternal and Child Health, Women’s Health, Chronic Disease, Sexual Health and along with the OVAHS Social Support Unit which offers AOD, Mental Health Services, health promotion and education programs in the areas of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders prevention, smoking cessation, chronic disease prevention, childhood health promotion and sexual health.

Staff include: SMO, GPs, Nurse Practitioner, Aboriginal Health Workers, Aboriginal Liason Officers, Registered Nurses, Midwife, Child Health Nurse, Mental Health workers, Allied Health staff, and Health Promotion workers, together with Senior Managers, Administration staff, Maintenance workers and Field Officers.

OVAHS along with BRAMS was a founding member of the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Corporation (KAMSC) which was developed as a regional voice and a way of prudently sharing resources. The KAMSC Executive Directors Board is made up of OVAHS, BRAMS, the Derby Aboriginal Health Service (DAHS) and Yuri Yungi Health Service.

Most importantly, OVAHS approaches involve community people taking part in controlling their own health and wellbeing. Management and governance, staff selection, and service delivery priorities are directed by the organisation’s Aboriginal Board and Community Health Committees. The organization proudly boasts ISO 9001 and AGPAL accreditation.

OVAHS provides a fulfilling and stimulating work environment in a diverse range of areas for those seeking an exciting career in Indigenous Health.

Applications close 4th March