Remote Area Nurse


Posted: 21 Oct 2022

Location: Marla, Maree and Andamooka SA

Serving South Australia and the Northern Territory, the team at RFDS Central Operations exists to support happier and healthier Australians, no matter where they live, work or play.

  • Con­tract — FT or PT oppor­tu­ni­ty — Flex­i­ble model
  • Join Our ded­i­cat­ed team of RAN’s in Remote SA
  • Excel­lent renumeration/​Housing/​salary packaging

About the Opportunity

Serv­ing South Aus­tralia and the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry, the team at RFDS Cen­tral Oper­a­tions exists to sup­port hap­pi­er and health­i­er Aus­tralians, no mat­ter where they live, work or play. We con­tin­u­al­ly invest in our peo­ple, infra­struc­ture and tech­nol­o­gy to improve our patient-cen­tred care.

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. We offer attrac­tive remu­ner­a­tion, flex­i­ble ros­ter options, gen­er­ous 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.

To view the Posi­tion Descrip­tion click HERE

For fur­ther details please con­tact Melis­sa Allen — Remote Area Clin­ics on 0455430762

For Appli­ca­tion process please click HERE

The Roy­al Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice is an equal oppor­tu­ni­ty employ­er that fos­ters a pos­i­tive cul­ture and offers a diverse, safe and sup­port­ive work envi­ron­ment. Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander appli­cants are encour­aged to apply.

The RFDS has manda­to­ry Vac­ci­na­tion requirements.