Registered Nurse


Posted: 8 Mar 2023

Location: Katherine NT

Katherine Family Medical Practice, located in Katherine, Northern Territory, are seeking a General Practice Nurse that would like to become an integral part of the Katherine community.

  • Oppor­tu­ni­ty to be part of a pas­sion­ate team
  • Relo­ca­tion assistance
  • Flex­i­ble work­ing options

Why Kather­ine Fam­i­ly Med­ical Prac­tice?
This excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty will see you deliv­er your best health care, forge strong rela­tion­ships with your patients and col­leagues, and live and work in a stun­ning loca­tion that is con­sid­ered, where the Out­back meets the tropics”.

What’s in it for you?

  • Attrac­tive remu­ner­a­tion pack­age ($49-$55ph)
  • Relo­ca­tion assis­tance to eli­gi­ble candidates
  • Pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment grants to eli­gi­ble candidates
  • Oppor­tu­ni­ty to be part of a pas­sion­ate team
  • Work Mon­day to Friday
  • Live in a beau­ti­ful loca­tion with amaz­ing des­ti­na­tions to explore

What’s the role?

  • Con­duct­ing a range of clin­i­cal duties, with direc­tion from treat­ing HCPs, includ­ing pathol­o­gy col­lec­tion, vac­ci­na­tions, mon­i­tor­ing of ECG, wound dress­ings, change of linen, clean and ster­ilise equipment
  • Greet­ing and build­ing a rela­tion­ship with patients to cre­ate patient ease pri­or to pro­ce­dure or treat­ment; assist­ing HCPs in pro­ce­dures; set­ting up and clean­ing before and after treat­ments and triage of patients
  • Check­ing emer­gency trol­leys; ensur­ing treat­ment room is ful­ly stocked; restock­ing HCPs’ rooms; ensur­ing equip­ment is ful­ly main­tained and in work­ing order
  • Ensur­ing pro­ce­dures are con­duct­ed accu­rate­ly and to the lev­el required by HCPs includ­ing health assess­ments, prepa­ra­tion and review of care plans, effec­tive man­age­ment of patient reminder sys­tems and assist­ing with the man­age­ment of the annu­al dia­betes and asth­ma cycles of care

Is the role right for you?

  • Cur­rent reg­is­tra­tion, as a Reg­is­tered Nurse, with the Aus­tralian Health Prac­ti­tion­er Reg­u­la­tion Agency (AHPRA)
  • Min­i­mum 1 year expe­ri­ence in gen­er­al prac­tice or pri­ma­ry health care setting
  • Com­pe­tent in immu­ni­sa­tions of chil­dren and adults and con­duct­ing HHA and CDM assessments
  • Com­pe­tent in infec­tion con­trol and cold chain man­age­ment procedures
  • Excel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion and rela­tion­ship build­ing skills, and abil­i­ty to work autonomous­ly and as a strong team player
  • Cur­rent Police His­to­ry Check and NT Work­ing with Chil­dren Clear­ance (Ochre Card)

What’s it like liv­ing in Katherine?

The Town of Kather­ine is the fourth largest in the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry, sit­u­at­ed 320 kilo­me­tres south-east of Dar­win on the beau­ti­ful Kather­ine Riv­er. Kather­ine is often called the Cross­roads of the North’ as it is locat­ed on the junc­tion of the Stu­art High­way link­ing with the north and south and the Vic­to­ria High­way to West­ern Aus­tralia. Kather­ine has a pop­u­la­tion of more than 11,000 peo­ple. The Kather­ine lifestyle is well suit­ed to those who enjoy nature-based recre­ation activ­i­ties such as fish­ing, bush­walk­ing, camp­ing, canoe­ing and swim­ming. A short dri­ve out of Kather­ine will land you in the icon­ic Elsey and Kakadu Nation­al Parks and their geo­graph­ic and anthro­po­log­i­cal won­ders. Clos­er to town, locals reg­u­lar­ly enjoy the Kather­ine Hot Springs, Edith Falls, Kather­ine Gorge and Nit­miluk Nation­al Park and Cut­ta Cut­ta Caves. With aver­age tem­per­a­tures around 18 — 32°c, the town attracts vis­i­tors from around the world, pro­vid­ing ample oppor­tu­ni­ty for locals and tourists alike to expe­ri­ence unique nat­ur­al won­ders, sports, leisure and enter­tain­ment, all in a land­scape coloured by incred­i­ble sunsets.

Want to find out more about this oppor­tu­ni­ty? Please con­tact Megan Den­nis on 08 8982 1001 or recruitment@​ntphn.​org.​au