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Casual Remote Area Nurses (RANs) – Acute, Chronic, Child Health


Posted: 31 May 2024

Location: Maningrida NT

Mala’la Health Service is seeking experienced Remote Area Nurses to join our dynamic, multi-disciplinary team in Maningrida, NT.

As a Remote Area Nurse (RAN), you will pro­vide high qual­i­ty, evi­dence-based care; edu­ca­tion for assigned health pro­grams (e.g. Chron­ic Dis­ease, Child Health, RHD); and par­tic­i­pate in rou­tine ser­vice deliv­ery of vac­ci­na­tions to the com­mu­ni­ty through our com­mu­ni­ty outreaches. 

All suc­cess­ful appli­cants will have access to a range of ben­e­fits, including:

  • At least 6‑weeks place­ment in the community
  • Com­pet­i­tive casu­al hourly rate of $77.68 — $86.57
  • Short or long-term locum placements
  • Flights pro­vid­ed
  • Ful­ly sub­sidised accom­mo­da­tion provided
  • Oppor­tu­ni­ty for on-call and over­time payments
  • Abil­i­ty to salary pack­age up to $15,900 per annum, plus a fur­ther $2,650 per annum on Meals and Entertainment
  • 11% Super­an­nu­a­tion
  • Clin­i­cal sup­port, prac­tice devel­op­ment and con­struc­tion feed­back pro­vid­ed dur­ing placements
  • Access to onsite education
  • Flex­i­bil­i­ty for options of ongo­ing return contracts
  • Abil­i­ty to plan your year ahead by nego­ti­at­ing dates that work for you
  • Work with a com­mit­ted and pas­sion­ate team

Direct casu­al employ­ment with Mala’la reduces the cost of employ­ing indi­vid­u­als through Agen­cies, so the funds can be redi­rect­ed back to the staff, health ser­vice and the com­mu­ni­ty of Man­ingri­da. Pref­er­en­tial employ­ment is giv­en to direct con­tact candidates.

About Mala’la

Mala’la Health Ser­vice is a respect­ed & accred­it­ed Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion pro­vid­ing ser­vices to the sea­side com­mu­ni­ty of Man­ingri­da (520 km east of Dar­win), with a pop­u­la­tion of approx­i­mate­ly 3,000 peo­ple. These ser­vices include Pri­ma­ry Health Care, Aged & Com­mu­ni­ty Care, Fam­i­ly & Com­mu­ni­ty Well­ness, Drugs & Alco­hol Ser­vices. Mala’la Health Ser­vice pro­vides Pri­ma­ry Health Care ser­vices to Man­ingri­da and sur­round­ing home­lands under a Com­mu­ni­ty Con­trol model. 

Essen­tial Requirements

The role will see you work­ing in a remote Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ty. All appli­cants must have an under­stand­ing of, and com­mit­ment to Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ty Con­trol, self-deter­mi­na­tion, and the issues faced by Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple liv­ing in remote settings.

To apply, please ensure that you have the following:

  • Cur­rent AHPRA Reg­is­tra­tion and Prac­tic­ing Cer­tifi­cate as a Reg­is­tered Nurse
  • Cur­rent Remote Emer­gency Care Course cer­tifi­cate and/​or Advance Life Sup­port certificate
  • Cur­rent accred­it­ed Immu­ni­sa­tion cer­tifi­cate (recog­nised in the NT)
  • Remote Phar­ma­cother­a­peu­tic Cer­tifi­cate (or equivalent)
  • Man­u­al Driver’s License
  • Min 5 years broad nurs­ing expe­ri­ence post reg­is­tra­tion and 3 years work­ing in a pri­ma­ry health relat­ed field in a remote con­text, with advanced clin­i­cal skills and com­pe­ten­cies applic­a­ble to remote set­tings (includ­ing the abil­i­ty to triage, work inde­pen­dent­ly and par­tic­i­pate in emer­gency calls and First Response)

Vac­ci­na­tion & Immu­ni­ty Screening

Mala’la Health Ser­vice is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing a safe and healthy work­ing envi­ron­ment for all staff and clients of our Health Care Cen­tre. In accor­dance with the Nation­al Health and Med­ical Research Coun­cil (NHM­RC) Guide­lines, Nation­al Safe­ty and Qual­i­ty Health Care Ser­vice Stan­dards, and oth­er local poli­cies, guide­lines and pro­ce­dures; we man­date that all staff abide by our Work­er Immu­ni­sa­tion Against Spe­cif­ic VPD Pol­i­cy, which will be sup­plied to all suc­cess­ful candidates.

For more infor­ma­tion regard­ing the Vac­ci­na­tion & Immu­ni­ty Screen­ing require­ments, please con­tact: hr@​malala.​com.​au

For more detailed Selec­tion Cri­te­ria, please click MHSAC Posi­tion Descrip­tion Men­tal Health RAN to view the full Posi­tion Description.

How to apply?

For more infor­ma­tion and to apply, please con­tact Les­ley Woolf, Exec­u­tive Health Man­ag­er. Appli­ca­tions to be for­ward­ed to Lesley.​Woolf@​malala.​com.​au

Appli­cants may be required to dis­close any pre-exist­ing ill­ness or injury which may impact on their abil­i­ty to per­form the role. Details are avail­able in sec­tion 571 of the Work­ers’ Com­pen­sa­tion and Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Act 2003