Primary Remote Area Nurse


Posted: 16 Mar 2023

Location: Shark Bay WA

Silver Chain has a fantastic opportunity for a Primary Remote Area Nurse (PRAN) to join the busy team in the beautiful Shark Bay, WA.

  • Attrac­tive salary pack­ag­ing options — up to $18,550 tax free
  • Beau­ti­ful coastal loca­tion of Shark Bay
  • Leave Load­ing payments
  • Relo­ca­tion pack­age applies to eli­gi­ble applicants
  • Reten­tion bonus will apply for eli­gi­ble applicants
  • Free acom­mo­da­tion

The oppor­tu­ni­ty

Sil­ver Chain has a fan­tas­tic oppor­tu­ni­ty for a Pri­ma­ry Remote Area Nurse (PRAN) to join the busy team in the beau­ti­ful Shark Bay, WA. Enjoy being part of the com­mu­ni­ty and part of a great team at our busy clinic.

The role is offered as a Per­ma­nent, full time posi­tion – base hours of 76 hours per fortnight.


  • Fan­tas­tic over­all pack­age includ­ing base salary, over-time, on call allowance, recall pay­ment – plus salary pack­ag­ing of up to $18,550 per annum
  • Qual­i­fi­ca­tions allowance — Eli­gi­ble employ­ees with a post grad­u­ate qual­i­fi­ca­tion will receive an addi­tion­al annu­al amount as a per­cent­age of their base salary
  • Free fur­nished Accom­mo­da­tion and subidised utilities
  • Every sec­ond week­end com­plete­ly for your­self to recharge and enjoy Shark Bay and its surrounds
  • 5 weeks annu­al leave plus 1 week remote leave. Option to pur­chase leave also (up to 2 addi­tion­al weeks).
  • Com­pre­hen­sive Sil­ver Chain induc­tion and ori­en­ta­tion pro­gram before you start your post at Shark Bay. This includes our bud­dy sys­tem”, usu­al­ly tak­ing place out­side of Perth and expens­es paid for trav­el and accom­mo­da­tion dur­ing that time.
  • Eli­gi­ble appli­cants, may have their relo­ca­tion costs covered

Key respon­si­bil­i­ties

You will uti­lize your pre­vi­ous PRAN expe­ri­ence to deliv­er emer­gency, rou­tine and non-emer­gency Care and clin­i­cal assess­ments with a Pri­ma­ry Care focus

You will have well-devel­oped inter­per­son­al, prob­lem solv­ing and deci­sion-mak­ing skills along with post reg­is­tra­tion expe­ri­ence in a Remote Nurs­ing and Com­mu­ni­ty Health set­ting, you will be required to work between the hours of Mon­day-Fri­day 8.00am – 4.30pm.

There will be an on-call ele­ment to this role with recall paid at over­time rates. The on-call ros­ter is shared with the oth­er Remote Area Nurse.

About you

  • Cur­rent AHPRA Reg­is­tra­tion as a Reg­is­tered Nurse with no restrictions
  • Advanced Clin­i­cal assess­ment skills
  • Expe­ri­ence in Emer­gency Nurs­ing preferred
  • The abil­i­ty to plan and imple­ment holis­tic care for clients, fam­i­ly and community
  • Have sound knowl­edge of the prin­ci­ples of pri­ma­ry health care delivery
  • 5 Years Post Grad Expe­ri­ence is essential
  • Com­pas­sion and enthu­si­asm, with a friend­ly approach
  • Excel­lent Com­mu­ni­ca­tion­al skills both Ver­bal and written
  • A cur­rent Aus­tralian driver’s licence
  • Abil­i­ty to obtain a sat­is­fac­to­ry Nation­al Police Certificate

Under the Aged Care act 1997, suc­cess­ful can­di­dates will be required to pro­vide a sat­is­fac­to­ry Nation­al Police Clear­ance pri­or to commencement.

About Sil­ver Chain

At Sil­ver Chain, our great­est strength is our peo­ple. Dri­ven by our val­ues of integri­ty, respect, trust and com­pas­sion, we aspire to cre­ate a bet­ter home care sys­tem for all Aus­tralians. With a proud his­to­ry of more than 125 years, Sil­ver Chain is an employ­er of choice and the lead­ing provider of high-qual­i­ty health and aged care in the homes and com­mu­ni­ties of more than 65,000 West­ern Aus­tralians every year. Join our team of more than 4,450 staff, car­ing for more than 105,000 clients across Aus­tralia. We’ll pro­vide you with oppor­tu­ni­ties to help you devel­op and grow in your career, with train­ing and edu­ca­tion pro­grams to help you achieve your goals.

Sil­ver Chain Group are proud mem­bers of the Diver­si­ty Coun­cil of Australia

Tes­ti­mo­ni­al from Kristy Wil­holt (PRAN at Sil­ver Chain)

In April I was able to help save a life. I was called to attend­ed with St John Ambu­lance to a 000 call for a client with chest pain.

We were able to quick­ly bring him back to the Health Cen­tre were I was able to call for assis­tance from the Emer­gency Tele­health Ser­vice (ETS).

The man was hav­ing a heart attack and required Throm­bol­y­sis to help clear the block­age. I had the sup­port and help from a great team includ­ing the ETS Doc­tor who was video linked in to talk to us all over an iPad, there was the St John Ambu­lance Vol­un­teer and 2 Police offi­cers as we treat­ed and mon­i­tored the client.

We were able to organ­ise an RFDS Flight to come and take the client to have car­diac surgery which saved his life.

Then 2 months lat­er I received a call from the client to say he was trav­el­ling with his part­ner across the Nullar­bor and he want­ed to stop in and say thanks. When he arrived he had a beau­ti­ful bunch of flow­ers, but most of all he was amazed at how quick­ly we had seen him and sent him out to have the surgery he needed.

This is what makes work­ing remote some­thing spe­cial, help­ing to save lives”

How to apply

To sub­mit your appli­ca­tion, and to view a copy of the Posi­tion Descrip­tion, click Apply’ at https://​sil​ver​chain​group​.mer​cury​.com​.au/​V​i​e​w​P​o​s​i​t​i​o​n​.​a​s​p​x​?​i​d​=​O​F​Y​j​L​0​W​E​x​z​4​=​&​j​b​c=ere


Unso­licit­ed resumes from agen­cies will NOT be accept­ed or reviewed.

Based on Sil­ver Chain Group Pol­i­cy and Gov­ern­ment Direc­tions, you will be required to pro­vide evi­dence of vac­ci­na­tion against COVID-19, (includ­ing booster),or evi­dence of a med­ical exemp­tion in order to com­mence employ­ment with Sil­ver Chain.