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Tuberculosis Program Nurse


Posted: 31 May 2024

Location: Maningrida NT

Mala’la Health Service is seeking a Registered Nurse to join our dynamic, multi-disciplinary team in Maningrida, NT.

As the Tuber­cu­lo­sis (TB) Pro­gram Nurse, you will facil­i­tate the imple­men­ta­tion of TB pro­gram activ­i­ties in Man­ingri­da and sur­round­ing homelands/​outstations. This is a unique posi­tion fund­ed by the Men­zies School of Health Research through the Remote Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ties End­ing TB (REACT) Project. The TB Pro­gram Nurse will work col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly with Mala’la, the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Cen­tre for Dis­ease Con­trol and Men­zies School of Health Research

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

  • A flex­i­ble work­ing sched­ule, based in Dar­win with fly-in fly-out (FIFO) commitment
  • 12-months con­tract with like­li­hood of renew­al for an addi­tion­al 12 months 
  • Flights pro­vid­ed
  • Ful­ly sub­sidised accom­mo­da­tion pro­vid­ed in Maningrida
  • Abil­i­ty to salary pack­age up to $15,900 per annum, plus a fur­ther $2,650 per annum on Meals and Entertainment
  • Attrac­tive Salary + Superannuation
  • Clin­i­cal sup­port and edu­ca­tion about TB man­age­ment pro­vid­ed by REACT team
  • Abil­i­ty to plan your year ahead by nego­ti­at­ing dates that work for you
  • Work with a com­mit­ted and pas­sion­ate team

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) or work­ing towards same
  • Med­i­cines Man­age­ment mod­ule (with­in the last 12 months) 
  • Min­i­mum 3 years broad nurs­ing expe­ri­ence post reg­is­tra­tion, 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)
  • Cur­rent Driver’s Licence 
  • Sat­is­fac­to­ry Crim­i­nal His­to­ry Check
  • Cur­rent NT Work­ing with Chil­dren Clearance

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 TB Pro­gram Nurse Posi­tion Descrip­tion to view the full Posi­tion Description.

How to apply?
For more infor­ma­tion about the role please con­tact Dr Chris Low­bridge, REACT study prin­ci­pal inves­ti­ga­tor: Christopher.​lowbridge@​menzies.​edu.​au.

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