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Permanent Remote Area Nurses/Midwife (Acute, Chronic, Child Health, Men's Health)

Nursing, Midwifery

Posted: 7 Jun 2024

Location: East Arnhem Land NT

Miwatj Health is seeking experienced Registered Nurses and Midwives to join our dynamic, multi-disciplinary teams in clinics across East Arnhem Land.

  • One of Australia’s largest providers of Abo­rig­i­nal healthcare
  • We’re engag­ing with Abo­rig­i­nal health issues
  • $119,634 — $128,524 per annum + 11% superannuation

Your oppor­tu­ni­ty. Be part of some­thing bigger.

Take your clin­i­cal skills to the front­line and make a dif­fer­ence where it’s most need­ed. As a Remote Area Nurse (RAN), you will pro­vide high qual­i­ty, evi­denced-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. Miwatj Health RANs are clin­i­cal experts — in this role, you will men­tor stu­dents and Abo­rig­i­nal Health Prac­ti­tion­ers (AHPs), sup­port AHPs as the pri­ma­ry health car­ers with­in the com­mu­ni­ty, and work to build stronger com­mu­ni­ties togeth­er with the wider Miwatj Health team.

RAN clin­ic loca­tion options include Galiwin’ku, Gapuwiyak, Milingim­bi and Ramingin­ing. All suc­cess­ful appli­cants will have access to a range of ben­e­fits, including:

  • Com­pet­i­tive salary of $119,634 to $128,524 per annum
  • Hous­ing and util­i­ty package
  • Relo­ca­tion and Repa­tri­a­tion assistance
  • Abil­i­ty to Salary Pack­age up to $15,900pa plus a fur­ther $2,650pa on Meals and Entertainment
  • 6 Weeks annu­al leave + 17.5% leave loading
  • 11% Super­an­nu­a­tion
  • Miwatj Annu­al Leave Trav­el Assis­tance up to $2,179.89 gross pa
  • Fares Out Leave
  • 12 Days Per­son­al and 5 Days Com­pas­sion­ate Leave
  • Pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment and study leave
  • Study Assis­tance up to $1,800
  • Post Grad­u­ate Allowance at 2% of Annu­al Salary
  • Full time employ­ees maybe eli­gi­ble for a Reten­tion Bonus start­ing at $10,000 (sub­ject to meet­ing the eli­gi­bil­i­ty criteria)

About Miwatj

Miwatj Health is an inde­pen­dent Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ty-Con­trolled Health Ser­vice. Estab­lished in 1992, we’re com­mit­ted to secur­ing qual­i­ty health care ser­vices across the East Arn­hem and enabling Yolŋu pow­ered com­mu­ni­ty health and well­be­ing. Miwatj pro­vides cul­tur­al­ly appro­pri­ate, com­pre­hen­sive pri­ma­ry health care to over 6,000 remote Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander res­i­dents across 3 East Arn­hem wards. With a Head Office in Nhu­lun­buy, Miwatj also man­ages a Cor­po­rate Office in Dar­win, 7 fixed clin­ics across the East Arn­hem region, and ded­i­cat­ed out­reach teams who trav­el to 3 addi­tion­al locations.

Essen­tial Requirements

This role will see you work­ing in a remote Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ty. All appli­cants must have an under­stand­ing and com­mit­ment to Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ty Con­trol, self-deter­mi­na­tion, and the issues faced by Yolŋu peo­ple liv­ing in remote set­tings. To apply, please ensure you have a cur­rent Reg­is­tra­tion and Prac­tic­ing Cer­tifi­cate as Reg­is­tered Nurse through AHPRA; a cur­rent Remote Emer­gency Care Course cer­tifi­cate and/​or Advanced Life Sup­port cer­tifi­cate; a cur­rent accred­it­ed immu­ni­sa­tion cer­tifi­cate (recog­nised in the NT); a Remote Phar­ma­cother­a­peu­tic Cer­tifi­cate (or equiv­a­lent); man­u­al driver’s license; and 35 years post-grad­u­ate expe­ri­ence with advanced clin­i­cal skills and com­pe­ten­cies applic­a­ble to remote set­tings (includ­ing the abil­i­ty to triage, work inde­pen­dent­ly, and par­tic­i­pate in after­hours emer­gency calls and First Response).

Vac­ci­na­tion & Immu­ni­ty Screening

Miwatj Health is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing a safe and healthy work­ing envi­ron­ment for all work­ers and users of its health­care cen­tres. 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 Staff Vac­ci­na­tion and Immu­ni­ty Screen­ing Pol­i­cy (to be sup­plied to all suc­cess­ful candidates).

For more infor­ma­tion regard­ing the Vac­ci­na­tion & Immu­ni­ty Screen­ing require­ments, please con­tact recruitment@​miwatj.​com.​au

Suc­cess­ful appli­cants must be will­ing to trav­el in small char­ter planes, and the abil­i­ty to dri­ve a 4WD will be looked upon favourably. For more detailed Selec­tion Cri­te­ria, please click to view the full Job Descrip­tion.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact the Direc­tor of Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery at donm@​miwatj.​com.​au