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Primary Health Care Nurse


Posted: 28 Jul 2022

Location: Remote WA

Ngaanyatjarra Health Service now has multiple exciting opportunities for Registered Nurses to join their team as Primary Health Care Nurse.

  • Are you look­ing for a diverse and reward­ing role that can make a real dif­fer­ence with remote indige­nous communities?
  • Gen­er­ous remu­ner­a­tion pack­age start­ing from $131,642 — $144,080 includ­ing an above award rate & allowances!
  • OUT­STAND­ING addi­tion­al ben­e­fits includ­ing salary sac­ri­fic­ing, 12 weeks leave & free accommodation!
  • FIFO options and remote work arrange­ments available!

About Ngaany­at­jar­ra Health Service

Ngaany­at­jar­ra Health Ser­vice (NHS) pro­vides ser­vices to com­mu­ni­ties across the Ngaany­at­jar­ra region of West­ern Aus­tralia from their 11 Pri­ma­ry Health Care Cen­tres, staffed by expe­ri­enced Remote Area Nurs­es, Abo­rig­i­nal Health Work­ers and allied health staff. With a focus on pop­u­la­tion health and pre­ven­ta­tive care, they also offer envi­ron­men­tal health pro­grams, health pro­mo­tion, social and emo­tion­al well­be­ing pro­grams, and a range of healthy age­ing and dis­abil­i­ty supports.

NHS is part of the wider Ngaany­at­jar­ra Coun­cil Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion (NCAC), which rep­re­sents the inter­ests of around 2000 Ngaany­at­jar­ra, Pin­tupi and Pit­jan­t­jat­jara peo­ple, liv­ing in 12 com­mu­ni­ties in the Cen­tral Desert region of West­ern Aus­tralia, pro­vid­ing reli­able essen­tial ser­vices, air trans­port, book­keep­ing, agency and road trans­port, fuel dis­tri­b­u­tion, health ser­vices, com­mu­ni­ty ser­vices and improved housing.

About the Opportunities

Ngaany­at­jar­ra Health Ser­vice now has mul­ti­ple excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for Reg­is­tered Nurs­es to join their team as Pri­ma­ry Health Care Nurse. These are flex­i­ble full-time roles, with the option for a 6 weeks on/​6 weeks off FIFO ros­ter if pre­ferred, or oth­er arrange­ments nego­tiable depend­ing on your avail­abil­i­ty and com­mu­ni­ty needs.

  • As a Pri­ma­ry Health Care Nurse, you will be based in one of NHS com­mu­ni­ty health care cen­tres, work­ing with oth­er health pro­fes­sions to pro­vide com­pre­hen­sive pri­ma­ry health care, and pro­mote over­all well­be­ing and healthy lifestyles, whilst treat­ing a range of acute pre­sen­ta­tions and emer­gency care needs. Oth­er respon­si­bil­i­ties include: 
    • Tak­ing a holis­tic approach to assess­ing clients, sup­port­ing patients to under­stand their con­di­tion, treat­ment and pre­ven­tion strategies;
    • Deliv­er­ing health pro­mo­tion and edu­ca­tion activ­i­ties, pro­mot­ing well­be­ing and encour­ag­ing com­mu­ni­ty health action; and
    • Coor­di­nat­ing care of clients with com­plex health prob­lems, util­is­ing clin­i­cal and elec­tron­ic infor­ma­tion systems.
    • For more infor­ma­tion, please refer to the full posi­tion description.

About the Benefits

This is a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to expe­ri­ence parts of Aus­tralia that few peo­ple get to see, work­ing with, sup­port­ing, and learn­ing from remote com­mu­ni­ties in the heart of the outback.

You’ll be join­ing a pas­sion­ate and expe­ri­enced team that offers ongo­ing train­ing and edu­ca­tion oppor­tu­ni­ties to help you grow your skills, includ­ing fan­tas­tic sup­port from a ded­i­cat­ed Clin­i­cal Nurse Edu­ca­tor, to help you tran­si­tion into the role.

In return for your hard work and ded­i­ca­tion, you will be reward­ed with a gen­er­ous remu­ner­a­tion pack­age start­ing from $121,252, com­men­su­rate with your skills and expe­ri­ence. This role offer a range of addi­tion­al ben­e­fits, including:

  • Salary pack­ag­ing;
  • 12 weeks leave;
  • Leave load­ing (on up to 6 weeks leave);
  • Fan­tas­tic career path­ways;
  • Free accom­mo­da­tion (no sharing!) .

With FIFO options and flex­i­ble arrange­ments nego­tiable depend­ing on your needs, you’ll enjoy a fan­tas­tic work/​life bal­ance, with plen­ty of time to vis­it friends and fam­i­ly, or explore the beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings and adven­ture oppor­tu­ni­ties nearby!

This is a rare chance to join a lead­ing health ser­vice and take on a chal­leng­ing but reward­ing role, mak­ing a real dif­fer­ence in remote Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties — Apply Now!

About You

To be suc­cess­ful in these roles, you will be an AHPRA-recog­nised Reg­is­tered Nurse with at least 5 years post-grad­u­ate expe­ri­ence in the deliv­ery of com­pre­hen­sive pri­ma­ry health care. 

Impor­tant­ly, you’ll be a col­lab­o­ra­tive team play­er with out­stand­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion and inter­per­son­al skills, and the abil­i­ty to adapt your com­mu­ni­ca­tion style to work effec­tive­ly with peo­ple from a wide range of cul­tures and backgrounds.

Any expe­ri­ence work­ing in remote areas or with Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties will be high­ly regard­ed, though not essen­tial pro­vid­ed you have the con­fi­dence and resilience to work in an unde­ni­ably chal­leng­ing envi­ron­ment. You will need to be high­ly flex­i­ble, com­fort­able han­dling envi­ron­men­tal issues, such as heat, dust or dirt, and pre­pared to adapt to poten­tial­ly con­fronting con­di­tions or situations.

With a strong under­stand­ing of issues affect­ing Abo­rig­i­nal health, you’ll ide­al­ly have expe­ri­ence in or knowl­edge of the two-way approach mod­el, able to embrace tra­di­tion­al knowl­edge and prac­tice with evi­dence based sci­en­tif­ic knowl­edge and practice.

Final­ly, you will be gen­uine­ly pas­sion­ate about achiev­ing pos­i­tive out­comes for your clients. High­ly empa­thet­ic and cul­tur­al­ly com­pe­tent; you’ll under­stand the needs and con­cerns of your clients, and have the strong inter­per­son­al skills need­ed to build effec­tive rela­tion­ships with a vari­ety of key stakeholders.

Please note: You will need a cur­rent, unre­strict­ed Man­u­al Dri­ver’s License, and be com­fort­able trav­el­ling to region­al, remote and inter­state loca­tions using unsealed roads, by 4WD, or by light air­craft. You will also need to hold, or be will­ing to obtain, Nation­al Police Clear­ance and WA Work­ing with Chil­dren Clearance.

For details con­tact — Helen Robi­son Phone: 0408 529 154 or Email helen.​robison@​nghealth.​org.​au