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Remote Area Nurse, Acute Health | Ngalkanbuy Health Centre, Elcho Island

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

Miwatj Health is an Aboriginal community controlled primary health care service based in North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. We are a values based organisation and staff are expected to operate with a high degree of cultural integrity and respect. We are currently looking at filling a position to complement much needed services aimed at improving the health of local people in Aboriginal communities within the East Arnhem Region.

Registered Nurse - Adult Acute Care – Elcho Island

This position involves working in a comprehensive primary health care framework, with a multidisciplinary team to provide a 24 hour service by undertaking after hours on call duties. The Adult Acute Care Program in association with Aboriginal Health Practitioners provides high quality acute and emergency care. You will be responsible for coordinating Adult Health Checks, maintaining a database for specialist areas to track assessments, treatments and follow-on referrals, and generating weekly recall lists for follow up. Further the role contributes to supporting, mentoring and developing Aboriginal Health Practitioners, students and other members of the health team.

The minimum requirement for the position is a broad nursing experience and clinical skills, a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team, a commitment to sharing of knowledge and skills with work colleagues, and a commitment to practice with sensitivity in a cross-cultural environment.

This is a full time position with an attractive salary, free accommodation, commensurate with experience, and benefits.

A Job Description and Selection Criteria can be obtained from our website: or email

Written applications to: Human Resources, Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation, PO Box 519, Nhulunbuy NT 0881 or by email to
Submit applications by no later than close of business on 19th December 2016
Applications MUST address the selection criteria in the job description to be considered for the role. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

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Registered NurseMiwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation
Location Northern Territory
Classification Registered Nurse
Sub Classification Acute
Job Type Full Time
Closing Date 31-01-2017

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