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REMOTE AREA NURSE

Scout Talent

  • Are you an experienced Registered Nurse with a sense of adventure, looking for something new?
  • Fantastic opportunity to join a well-respected Aboriginal community controlled health service in remote WA
  • Attractive salary package circa $140,000 inclusive of many benefits!
  • 6 weeks on/3 weeks off roster - return home or explore the region with paid airfares & additional leave every 6 weeks!

 

About the Opportunity

KAMS now has multiple opportunities for a Remote Area Nurse to join their friendly, multidisciplinary team in Kutjungka, Bidyadanga & Beagle Bay, WA, on a full time basis, roster 6 weeks on, 3 weeks off. Reporting to the Health Centre Manager, you will be required to work as part of a team delivering coordinated and comprehensive Primary Health and emergency care to clients and their community.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:
  • Delivering health promotion and education activities, coordinating assigned health programs (i.e; Chronic Condition or Maternal and Child Health);
  • Providing professional, evidence based primary healthcare to individuals, families and communities;
  • Working in consultation with the multidisciplinary health care team to streamline an integrated patient journey across all providers; and
  • Participating in an on-call roster to provide a 24/7 emergency care service.


Please note: It is a requirement that successful candidates be willing to undergo a National Police Check prior to employment with KAMS.

Be rewarded

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. Staff development programs are not only encouraged but are often paid for by KAMS. 

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive base salary circa $106,947 plus super, with an additional availability and call out payment at 25% of your base salary.

KAMS offers a fantastic work/life balance, with access to 2 weeks isolation leave and up to $1,200 in isolation airfares after every 6 weeks worked in the community, to give you the opportunity to return home or explore some of the fantastic sights the Kimberly Region has to offer.

You will also have access to a range of additional benefits, including:
  • Fully-furnished accommodation for your time spent in the community;
  • Additional annual airfare allowance up to $1,285, available after 12 months of employment; and
  • Annual district allowance of $2,149 (for a single person) or $4,298 (to include a dependent partner or child).

 For someone with an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, this is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference in remote communities. 

What you'll need to be successful

To be successful, you will be currently registered with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse and have demonstrated post-graduate experience in the delivery of comprehensive primary health care, including emergency care.

 You'll have a solid understanding of cultural safety and a commitment to the principles of Aboriginal community controlled health services. Any experience working in remote areas or with Aboriginal communities will be highly regarded.

You'll have solid understanding of good clinical practice and rural/remote health care, with demonstrated experience in a wide range of practical nursing duties and procedures, as well as knowledge of relevant legislation that governs nursing practice.

Importantly, you'll be a collaborative team player with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to adapt your communication style to work effectively with people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.

Please note: Due to the frequent travel required, you will need to hold a current, Manual Driver's Licence, and be comfortable travelling by 4WD or light aircraft as required. 

About the Organisation

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS) is a well-established regional Aboriginal community controlled health service, founded in 1986, which provides centralised advocacy and resource support for 6 independent member services, as well as providing direct clinical services in a further 6 remote Aboriginal communities across the region.

KAMS has successfully delivered high-quality, accessible comprehensive primary health care services over its 34 years of operation and has provided innovation and national leadership in areas such as health information management and evidence-based best practice in primary health care.

 

Please note: People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in stunning outback locations. Make a positive difference — Apply Now!
 

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Registered NurseScout Talent
Location WA
Job Reference Number 150796
Classification Registered Nurse
Sub Classification Community
Job Type Full Time
Estimated Salary Package $140,000
Closing Date 03-09-2022

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