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MECSH Registered Nurse Team Leader

Scout Talent

  • Make an actual difference in the lives of Aboriginal Australians!
  • Relocate to beautiful Tennant Creek!
  • No night work and weekend work!
  • Enjoy an attractive salary circa $119,272 – $124,281 plus fantastic benefits!

Cultural connection driven by passion and professionalism

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation (AHAC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation that provides primary health care services to the Aboriginal people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region. Since our inception in 1984, we have been committed to 'closing the gap' in Aboriginal health within remote Australia.

At Anyinginyi, we comprise five sections that allow us to take a holistic approach to health, ensuring that our clients' physical and emotional health and wellbeing are the utmost priority. Our various sections include Health Centre, Corporate Services, Public Health Unit, Sports and Recreation, and Piliyintinji-Ki Stronger Families.

We are now looking for a dedicated Maternity Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting (MECSH) Registered Nurse Team Leader to join our team doing vital clinical and community-based work and make a real difference in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers. Due to the nature of this role, this is a female-identified position.

Create meaningful, culturally-significant differences within a community-like family!

In this rewarding hands-on opportunity, you will be primarily responsible for providing assessment, screening, supporting advice and referral services to vulnerable and at-risk mothers, families and carers with children to the age of three years old in Tennant Creek and surrounding communities. 

While most of the work will be in the field of Child and Maternal Health, you may be required to provide general health services and travel to remote communities and execute home visits in clients' homes.

Core duties:
  • Maintain and develop culturally appropriate and accessible health services for women and children (CARPA Standard Treatment Manual and Women's Health Manual Awkura/Nganampa);
  • Work closely with community elders to ensure the program is culturally and socially beneficial;
  • Support and enable mothers and families to enhance their skills and mentor maternal-infant bonding and attachment;
  • Promote and support staff as the critical health providers in the community to facilitate the delivery of culturally-appropriate health care;
  • Provide general health care – assessment and management of a broad range of clinical problems in consultation with AHPs, Doctors, other nurses or CARPA Standard Treatment Manual written protocols; and
  • Deliver health checks, promote health awareness and advice clients on diet, smoking, drugs and other lifestyle issues involved in clients' health and make appropriate referrals to other service providers. 

You will also dispense pharmaceutical therapies, including administering vaccines and prescribed pharmaceuticals for common conditions. 

Join a community with passion and professionalism

Our ideal candidate will be a self-motivating Team Leader with qualifications as a Registered Nurse and AHPRA registration. You will also have completed your MECSH qualifications as part of your studies. You must have a strong understanding of positive parenting and previous experience in remote health and MECSH. 

You will also have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and tradition and sensitivity to values, beliefs, customs, language, and traditional health practices.

To be successful in this role, you will be an avid communicator with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills. As you will be leading and managing a team of professionals, you will need to be a passionate mentor to your team and drive their development and growth. 

Moreover, you will have the demonstrated ability and experience within the field of Child and Maternal Health and Development, Infant and Child Nutrition, Immunisation and Child Safety. 

Ideally, you will possess the SA immunisation certificate. If you have an immunisation certificate from another state, that's okay. We will support you to obtain your SA immunisation accreditation.

Please note: you will be required to have an Ochre Card (NT Working with Children Check) card and National Police Check before commencement in this role.

Fantastic benefits on offer

This is a highly varied and exciting role where you will genuinely make a difference in the lives of Aboriginal people and experience absolute job satisfaction each day!

You will receive an attractive remuneration circa $119,272 – 124,281 plus super, negotiable with skills and experience. In addition, you will have access to a range of great benefits, including:
  • Salary packaging up to $15,899.94;
  • Subsidised furnished accommodation is available for candidates; coming from outside of the Barkly region;
  • Up to $5,000 relocation assistance and up to $5,000 repatriation assistance;
  • Six weeks annual leave giving you plenty of time to explore the beautiful Barkly region;
  • Negotiable study leave;
  • Remote retention allowance of $750;
  • Employee access to Anyinginyi Health Clinic – with free prescriptions;
  • Free general dentistry (excluding laboratory work); and
  • $1,300 study allowance per year.

You will be joining a friendly and professional team that shares your passions and motivations, ensuring you arrive at work each day feeling empowered and supported to do your best work.

Life in Tennant Creek & Barkly Region

Year-round blue skies, stunning landscapes and vibrant, diverse and warm communities - that's life in the Northern Territory! Only a short flight from most Australian cities, Tennant Creek, is not just a must-see destination renowned for its identity and rich cultural heritage. Still, it is a remarkable community to set up a home in!

500km north of Alice Springs, Tennant Creek was once a rough and tumbled droving town but is now a modern town and one of the Territory's most populated areas. It is home to a major regional hospital, a CDU campus, schools, shops and a supermarket, accommodation, bars, clubs and restaurants, banking facilities, sporting clubs and an airport - everything you need to set up a relaxing new lifestyle! People from all walks of life find themselves calling Tennant Creek home.

There is plenty in the region that is sure to keep you occupied. For the thrill-seekers, Tennant Creek is an adventure playground. Explore the trails around Davenport Range National Park in a 4WD or tackle the numerous walking tracks in the region. For complete lifestyle immersion, set up camp on a cattle station, such as Banka Banka Station, where travellers can have a steak on the barby and enjoy a cold beverage on the verandah of the historic mud-brick homestead; the options are endless.

Please note: Vaccination against COVID-19 is required for this role.


Bring your expertise to this challenging and rewarding leadership role - Apply Now!

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Registered NurseScout Talent
Location Northern Territory
Job Reference Number 143557
Classification Registered Nurse
Sub Classification Management RN
Job Type Full Time
Estimated Salary Package $119,272 – $124,281
Closing Date 07-02-2022

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