RAN - Midwives


Posted: 23 Jan 2023

Location: East Arnhem Land NT

Work in the Women’s Program in partnership with the Aboriginal Health workforce to provide high quality antenatal and postnatal care to clients of Ramingining community.

  • Com­pet­i­tive salary of $73.50 — $78.96 per hour
  • Hous­ing and util­i­ty package
  • Work with engaged and skilled colleagues

Why Miwatj?

Miwatj Health Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion is one of Australia’s largest providers of Abo­rig­i­nal health care. Our incred­i­ble team pro­vides remote health ser­vices and sup­port to more than 10,000 peo­ple across East Arn­hem Land in the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry. We empow­er the Yol­ngu to take con­trol of their lives and direct their futures — and we need pas­sion­ate peo­ple like you to join our team.

What’s in it for you?

  • A com­pet­i­tive salary of $73.50 — $78.96 per hour (depen­dent on skills and expe­ri­ence) is avail­able with this casu­al position.
  • Hous­ing and util­i­ty package
  • Relo­ca­tion and Repa­tri­a­tion assistance

What’s the role?

  • To work in the Women’s Pro­gram in part­ner­ship with the Abo­rig­i­nal Health work­force to pro­vide high qual­i­ty ante­na­tal and post­na­tal care to clients of Ramingin­ing community
  • Pro­vide Women’s Health Checks to clients includ­ing pap smears and STI screening
  • Assist women with fam­i­ly plan­ning edu­ca­tion and con­tra­cep­tive options
  • Pre­pare clients for com­ple­tion of rel­e­vant MBS recalls on Communicare
  • Work in part­ner­ship with oth­er health pro­fes­sion­als to ensure a mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary approach to health care and to sup­port best prac­tice, knowl­edge, and skills of remote area practitioners

Is the role right for you?

  • Cur­rent Reg­is­tra­tion and annu­al prac­tic­ing cer­tifi­cate as a Reg­is­tered Nurse with AHPRA
  • Min­i­mum of 5 years broad nurs­ing / mid­wifery expe­ri­ence post reg­is­tra­tion and 3 years work­ing as a remote area nurse with expe­ri­ence work­ing in a Women Health pro­gram preferred
  • Capac­i­ty to reside in remote communities
  • Well Women’s Screen­ing Course
  • Remote Emer­gency Care cer­tifi­cate (REC)
  • Advanced Life Sup­port cer­tifi­cate (ALS)
  • Cur­rent man­u­al driver’s license

What’s it like liv­ing in Gapuwiyak?

Milingim­bi Island is part of the Croc­o­dile Island Group in the Ara­fu­ra Sea. It is approx­i­mate­ly half a kilo­me­tre off the north coast of Cen­tral Arn­hem Land, approx­i­mate­ly 440 km east of Dar­win and 200 km west of Nhu­lun­buy. Milingim­bi was estab­lished in 1923 by the Methodist Over­seas Mis­sion. It was bombed dur­ing World War II, forc­ing most of the island’s res­i­dents to move to Elcho Island and the main­land. Milingim­bi then became an air force base. The mis­sion­ar­ies returned in 1951, re-estab­lished the town and opened a school. They respect­ed tra­di­tion­al cul­ture, so Abo­rig­i­nal cus­tom­ary reli­gion and Chris­tian­i­ty eas­i­ly co-exist in the community.

If this sounds like a role for you, we want to hear from you. 

Want to find out more about this oppor­tu­ni­ty? Please con­tact Megan Den­nis on 08 8982 1002 or recruitment@​ntphn.​org.​au