Remote Area Nurse

Nursing

Posted: 6 Sep 2021

Location: SA

The Royal Flying Doctor Service are leaders in providing aeromedical and primary health care services to people in remote, rural and regional locations across Australia. We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Remote Area Nurse (RAN) to join our primary health care team.

Remote Area Nurse

  • Part time, con­tract or casu­al opportunities
  • Mar­ree , Mar­la and Adamooka Clin­ics, South Australia
  • $137,700 FTE plus super plus salary packaging

About the Opportunity

The Roy­al Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice are lead­ers in pro­vid­ing aeromed­ical and pri­ma­ry health care ser­vices to peo­ple in remote, rur­al and region­al loca­tions across Aus­tralia. We are seek­ing an expe­ri­enced and enthu­si­as­tic Remote Area Nurse (RAN) to join our pri­ma­ry health care team. You will enjoy work­ing as part of a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary team pro­vid­ing pri­ma­ry health care and emer­gency ser­vices to the com­mu­ni­ty and visitors. 

Mar­ree is 660km North East of Ade­laide and is an impor­tant ser­vice cen­tre for the large sheep and cat­tle sta­tions in the area as well as a stopover des­ti­na­tion for tourists trav­el­ling along the Birdsville or Ood­na­dat­ta Tracks. The town of Mar­ree has a pop­u­la­tion of approx­i­mate­ly 100 and a dis­trict pop­u­la­tion of approx­i­mate­ly 500. The town has a rich Abo­rig­i­nal and Afghan history.

Mar­la is 970km North West of Ade­laide and 676 km North of Port Augus­ta and was estab­lished as a place for the pro­vi­sion of essen­tial ser­vices to trav­ellers cross­ing the con­ti­nent includ­ing camp­ing and car­a­van facil­i­ties, an art gallery and road­house. It is an admin­is­tra­tive cen­tre for the North West part of South Aus­tralia. The town of Mar­la has a pop­u­la­tion of approx­i­mate­ly 100 people.

Andamooka is 6100m North of Ade­laide, with Coober Pedy 400km to the North West. It is a quirky out­back opal min­ing town with a big heart, and a diverse cul­tur­al mix such as Abo­rig­i­nal, Eng­lish Hun­gar­i­an and Yugosla­vian. The pop­u­la­tion is around 300.

About you

You will:

  • be a Reg­is­tered Nurse with a min­i­mum of 5 years post qual­i­fi­ca­tion gen­er­al nurs­ing experience
  • have addi­tion­al sig­nif­i­cant remote area nurs­ing experience.
  • Have expe­ri­ence in Emer­gency Nurs­ing, acute nurs­ing, advanced clin­i­cal prac­tice and assess­ment skills
  • have a demon­strat­ed under­stand­ing of the prin­ci­ples of Pri­ma­ry Health care, com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment and the social deter­mi­nants of health
  • demon­strate the abil­i­ty to work inde­pen­dent­ly, col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly and effec­tive­ly in a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary environment
  • evi­dence util­is­ing your expe­ri­ence in emer­gency sit­u­a­tions and fol­low­ing estab­lished guide­lines and procedures.
  • have excel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, both writ­ten and ver­bal and the abil­i­ty to demon­strate ini­tia­tive, com­pas­sion and enthusiasm.

Our Ben­e­fits

As part of our remote nurs­ing team, you will be pro­vid­ed with inter­est­ing work and be sup­port­ed to achieve your best with salary pack­ag­ing ben­e­fits plus rent-free hous­ing, util­i­ties and internet. 

If you have an adven­tur­ous spir­it and enjoy mak­ing a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence to the health out­comes of indi­vid­u­als liv­ing in remote and rur­al com­mu­ni­ties, this oppor­tu­ni­ty could be for you.

For the posi­tion descrip­tion please click here.

Full appli­ca­tion process please click here https://​phf​.tbe​.taleo​.net/​p​h​f​03​/​a​t​s​/​c​a​r​e​e​r​s​/​v​2​/​v​i​e​w​R​e​q​u​i​s​i​t​i​o​n​?​o​r​g​=​R​O​Y​A​L​F​D​S​C​O​&​c​w​s​=​37&​r​i​d=236

For fur­ther details please con­tact Gwen Fer­gu­son, Man­ag­er Remote Area Clin­ics, on 0429 123 238.

The RFDS has manda­to­ry vac­ci­na­tion require­ments. Please con­tact us if you would like to know more.