Remote Area Nurse
About the Opportunity
KAMS now has an opportunity for a Remote Area Nurse to join their friendly, multidisciplinary team in the Kutjungka, WA, on a full-time basis, 6 weeks on, 3 weeks off. Reporting to the Clinic Manager, you will be required to work as part of a team delivering coordinated and comprehensive Primary Health and emergency care to clients and their community.
Some of your key responsibilities will include:
- Provide professional, evidence based primary health care to individuals, families and the community utilising a holistic and culturally acceptable approach.
- Practice according to KAMS endorsed guidelines (Kimberley Protocols, CARPA Standard Treatment Manual etc…), KAMS policies and procedures, and relevant legislation in order to meet health care outcomes.
- Provide preventive focused health care, deliver health education and promote health awareness, including coordinate the activities within assigned Health Programs / Portfolio’s (e.g. Chronic Condition Program, Maternal and Child Health Program, Immunisation Program, School Health Program, Mens Health Program, Women’s Health Program).
- Provide a 24⁄7 emergency care service, and contribute to the on-call roster.
- Maintain accurate clinical documentation by utilising the MMEx Clinical Information System to actively manage individual clients care according to Recalls, Tasks and Care Plans, and including documentation of emergency care.
The ideal candidate will be a Registered Nurse, who is registered or is eligible for registration with, AHPRA. You’ll have the demonstrated ability to provide quality healthcare, including emergency care, with a minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience, with experience in the planning, provision, management and evaluation of maternal health services within an Indigenous primary health care setting.
Ideally, you would have lived and/or worked as a Nurse in a remote area previously, with a commitment to the principals of an Aboriginal community controlled health service and the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team. A high level of integrity and a dedication to maintaining patient confidentiality will ensure you flourish in this position.
Experience with clinical database systems and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel will be highly regarded. Due to the nature of this role, a current manual driver’s licence with the capacity to drive a 4WD is required. Additionally, you will need to be able to travel by light aircraft.
KAMS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, staff development programs are not only encouraged but are often paid for by KAMS. This role is a highly attractive opportunity for someone with a desire to develop their professional knowledge and experience in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health!
While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive salary package including a base salary of $102,375 plus super and a further host of benefits, including:
- On call loading (25% of base salary);
- District allowance $2,740 p.a.;
- Isolation airfare reimbursement $1,200;
- Isolation leave of: 2 weeks every 6 weeks in the community;
- Annual airfares subsidy to the value of $1,285 p.a. (after 12 months of service);
- 5 weeks leave p.a.; and
- Accommodation provided whilst in the community.
Please note: People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.
This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in stunning outback locations. Make a positive difference — Apply Now!
For further information call HR on 08 9194 3200 or apply now at https://kamsc-iframe.applynow.net.au/jobs/KAMS81