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MECSH Registered Nurse – Anyinginyi Health


Posted: 21 Feb 2022

Location: Tennant Creek NT

Provide assessment, screening, support, advice and referral services to vulnerable and at risk mothers, families and carers with enrolled children to the age of three years old, living in Tennant Creek and surrounding communities.

  • Full time opportunity
  • Salary $94,498 – $100,965 per annum
  • Com­mu­ni­ty based organ­i­sa­tion – make a gen­uine dif­fer­ence to the community!

Why Anyinginyi Health?
Anyinginyi Health Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion pro­vides cul­tur­al­ly respon­sive pri­ma­ry health care ser­vices that are client cen­tred and con­tribute to improv­ing the health of the Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ty of Ten­nant Creek and the Bark­ly region. Anyinginyi Health remains focussed on their cen­tral objec­tive; that is to relieve the pover­ty, sick­ness, dis­em­pow­er­ment, seri­ous social and eco­nom­ic dis­ad­van­tage, and dys­func­tion that affects the Abo­rig­i­nal pop­u­la­tion of the region. The Anyinginyi ser­vice deliv­ery area totals almost 150,000 square km. It stretch­es north of Ten­nant Creek to Elliott, east­ward almost to the Queens­land bor­der and south to Ali Curung. Ser­vices are pro­vid­ed to over 7500 people.

What’s in it for you?
Work­ing with Anyinginyi Health not only offers reward­ing career options in a dynam­ic work­place, but a wide range of employ­ee ben­e­fits including:

  • Salary of $94,498 – $100,965 p/​a + 6 weeks annu­al leave
  • Gen­er­ous salary pack­ag­ing of $15,899.94 p/​a
  • Pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment allowance of $1,300 p/​a
  • Free gym mem­ber­ship & free gen­er­al dentistry
  • Remote reten­tion allowance of $750 and relo­ca­tion assis­tance up to $5,000 to help you get set­tled into town!

What’s the role?
This is an excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty for a full time Mater­nal Ear­ly Child­hood Sus­tained Home-Vis­it­ing Pro­gram (MEC­SH) Reg­is­tered Nurse (Female Iden­ti­fied), based in Ten­nant Creek, to join the Anyinginyi Health team
Respon­si­bil­i­ties include, but not lim­it­ed to-

  • Improv­ing tran­si­tion to par­ent­ing by sup­port­ing moth­ers through pregnancy
  • Improv­ing mater­nal health and well­be­ing by help­ing moth­ers to care for themselves
  • Improv­ing child health and devel­op­ment by help­ing par­ents to inter­act with their chil­dren in devel­op­men­tal­ly sup­port­ive ways
  • Devel­op­ing and pro­mot­ing par­ents’ aspi­ra­tions for them­selves and their children
  • Improv­ing fam­i­ly and social rela­tion­ship and net­works by help­ing par­ents to fos­ter rela­tion­ships with­in the fam­i­ly and with oth­er fam­i­lies and services

Is the role right for you?
What will see you thrive in this role is the abil­i­ty to share Anyinginyi Health’s vision of Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple in the Bark­ly region enjoy­ing equi­ty in health sta­tus with that of oth­er Aus­tralian cit­i­zens. Anyinginyi oper­ate in a region with a high bur­den of dis­ease and com­plex needs aris­ing from disadvan­tage and social inequal­i­ty. Anyinginyi Health believe in pre­ven­ta­tive care and offer reg­u­lar health checks and screen­ing to ensure ear­ly detec­tion and treat­ment. Anyinginyi also work with their clients to devel­op care man­age­ment plans and pro­vide ongo­ing wrap­around sup­port ser­vices for those who are at risk of or diag­nosed with chron­ic dis­ease.
Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Cur­rent reg­is­tra­tion with AHPRA as a Reg­is­tered Nurse
  • Relat­ed expe­ri­ence in Child and Mater­nal Health / Devel­op­ment, Infant and Child Nutri­tion or Safe­ty, and strong knowl­edge of post­na­tal care, neona­tal health and devel­op­ment, and breast­feed­ing experience.
  • Acquired clin­i­cal skills and expe­ri­ence to work com­pe­tent­ly in remote areas, and a clear under­stand­ing of the issues per­tain­ing to Abo­rig­i­nal Pri­ma­ry Health Care and the social deter­mi­nants of health in remote communities
  • Excep­tion­al com­mu­ni­ca­tion and inter­per­son­al skills and be com­fort­able in pro­vid­ing sup­port in a vari­ety of areas and fos­ter­ing pos­i­tive par­ent­ing skills and future-ori­en­tat­ed families
  • Cur­rent Ochre Card, Crim­i­nal His­to­ry Check, First Aid Cer­tifi­cate and NT Dri­vers Licence

What’s it like liv­ing in Ten­nant Creek?
500km north of Alice Springs, Ten­nant Creek was once a rough and tum­ble drov­ing town but is now a mod­ern town and one of the Territory’s most pop­u­lat­ed areas. It is home to a major region­al hos­pi­tal, a uni­ver­si­ty, schools, shops and a super­mar­ket, accom­mo­da­tion, bars, clubs and restau­rants, bank­ing facil­i­ties, sport­ing clubs and an air­port – every­thing you need to set up a relax­ing new lifestyle! Peo­ple from all walks of life find them­selves call­ing Ten­nant Creek home.

If this sounds like a role for you, we want to hear from you. APPLY TODAY and click the apply for this job” link
Appli­cants must address the selec­tion cri­te­ria in a cov­er let­ter and pro­vide a cur­rent CV along with con­tact details for at least 2 referees

Want to find out more about this oppor­tu­ni­ty? Please con­tact Paul Wall­work on 08 8982 1011 or recruitment@​ntphn.​org.​au