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Remote Area Nurse - Primary Health Care


Posted: 10 Jan 2022

Location: Oak Valley SA

Area Nurse - Primary Health Care vacancy in a remote Australia, 500km NW of Ceduna, and 120km NW of Maralinga.

Oak Valley Health: Remote Area Nurse — Pri­ma­ry Health Care vacan­cy in an Abo­rig­i­naI com­mu­ni­ty.

Area Nurse - Pri­ma­ry Health Care vacan­cy in a remote Aus­tralia, 500km NW of Ceduna, & 120km NW of Mar­alin­ga. The local pop­u­la­tion is usu­al­ly 60 – 80. The clin­ic is staffed by 2 – 3 Nurs­es. A suc­cess­ful appli­cant would be expect­ed to com­mence on Mon­day 31/01/2022.

Nurse role include acute care, chron­ic dis­ease man­age­ment, immu­ni­sa­tion, health pro­mo­tion pro­grammes, med­ica­tion and stock man­age­ment, and clin­ic sup­port respon­si­bil­i­ties. All staff par­tic­i­pate in the after-hours on-call ros­ter. Remote Area Nurs­ing requires that clin­i­cians are com­pe­tent to work inde­pen­dent­ly, and as part of a small team.

OVH pro­vides an oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with the Health Ser­vice GP, Spe­cial­ist & Allied Health staff as well as vis­it­ing RFDS clin­i­cians — Both teams vis­it each month.

Salary $130,000 — $139,000 (Up to 70.34/hr) plus super­an­nu­a­tion, with salary pack­ag­ing avail­abil­i­ty. Staff are eli­gi­ble for 2 weeks iso­la­tion leave after 8 weeks on site, with an addi­tion­al 6/52 Annu­al Leave. Up to 2/52 Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Leave is avail­able annu­al­ly. Recruit­ment trav­el costs and accom­mo­da­tion are pro­vid­ed. Oak Val­ley has local mobile cov­er­age and inter­net access.

This posi­tion requires cur­rent unre­strict­ed AHPRA nurse reg­is­tra­tion and the right to work in Aus­tralia. You will have > 5 years gen­er­al nurs­ing expe­ri­ence and be com­pe­tent in patient assess­ment, can­u­la­tion, ECG, and response to acute clin­i­cal events. Pre­vi­ous remote clin­ic expe­ri­ence, REC or com­ple­tion of the Cen­tre for Remote Health Tran­si­tion to Remote Area Nurs­ing course is essen­tial. Immu­ni­sa­tion cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, Phar­ma­cother­a­py train­ing, Point of Care test­ing com­pe­ten­cy,- or the will­ing­ness to progress these cours­es — will be val­ued. A man­u­al dri­vers license is required. Entry to Oak Val­ley requires cur­rent com­plet­ed Covid-19 vaccination.

Con­tact Vaughn Waye for a copy of the job descrip­tion businessmanager@​maralinga.​com.​au To apply for the posi­tion, please for­ward the fol­low­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion to the Gen­er­al Man­ag­er, Mar­alin­ga Tjarut­ja Inc, 43 McKen­zie Street, Ceduna 5690 or sharon.​yendall@​maralinga.​com.​au

  • Appli­ca­tion cov­er letter
  • Address each of the points of the Per­son Specification
  • Include a cur­rent resume