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Residential Aged Care Facility Manager (Mornington Island)

Employment Office

About North and West Remote Health (NWRH)

Leaders in the delivery of community based aged care, allied health, wellbeing, disability and outreach services in remote Australia since 1993, North and West Remote Health (NWRH) harnesses the diversity, energy and professionalism of a large team of multidisciplinary health care professionals delivering comprehensive healthcare services in remote and indigenous communities across Australia.

This dynamic and evolving organisation continues to break new ground in the provision of direct health services and preventative health programs and is a leading advocate for rural and remote health care.

Your new career awaits!

NWRH is currently seeking a Registered Nurse to join our team on Mornington Island, as a full-time Facility Manager.

Suitable candidates will be able to work on a four (4) weeks on, and one (1) week off rotation, with paid flights in and out of Cairns or Townsville, if preferable.

As a Facility Manager, you will be responsible for the day to day operations of the Aged Person's Hostel, including the delivery of quality care, lifestyle and accommodation for NWRH residents and community aged care clients.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing nursing care to residential and community aged care recipients, in accordance with the Aged Care Act, and the appropriate Australian Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Accreditation Standards;
  • Ensuring adequate staffing through recruitment and rostering activities;
  • Overseeing general operations of the facility including procurement, maintenance and kitchen cleaning and laundry functions;
  • Fostering a positive workplace culture by means of a supportive and inclusive approach to HR issues;
  • Taking responsibility for maintaining systems and processes that support accreditation standards for the residential aged care service and packaged care; and
  • Promoting a culture of continuous quality improvement by identifying areas for improvement and supporting quality improvement activities.

Whilst only a relatively small, 15 bed facility, the challenges of being based in a remote area mean that the level of responsibility and volume of work required in this position is similar to that of a large facility. As such, this role would be best suited to someone looking for that type of role.For more information and to view selection criteria, please click 'apply now'.

About the Benefits

The successful candidate will receive an attractive salary package in excess of $100,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications, inclusive of super.

A further range of fantastic benefits will also be provided, including:

  • Accommodation and electricity paid for by NWRH whilst on the Island;
  • A 4 week on, 1 week off roster (which combined with annual leave equates to almost 3 months leave per year);
  • Relocation assistance;
  • 5 weeks annual leave; and
  • Salary sacrificing options up to $15,900

This is a very rare opportunity to live and work in one of the most unique and untouched locations in all of Australia. If you are a Registered Nurse who is restless with your current day-to-day and looking for a role that challenges you in a highly rewarding way - don't wait, apply now.

Previous Applicants need not apply.

About life on Mornington Island

Mornington Island is the northernmost of 22 islands that form the Wellesley Island Group in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Gununa on Mornington Island, is serviced by regular passenger flights from Mt Isa and Cairns, and a barge operation from Karumba, which brings weekly supplies to the island from the mainland.

The islands and surrounding seas are the traditional lands and waters of the Lardil, Yangkaal, Kaiadilt and Gangalidda peoples. It is home to approximately 800 residents and remains one of the most pristine regions anywhere; featuring internationally renowned art works, rich cultural heritage, harmonious multicultural (predominately Indigenous Australian) communities and one of the best fishing destinations in Australia.

Mornington Island is a dry community, so no alcohol is permitted.

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Registered NurseEmployment Office
Location Brisbane
Job Reference Number 108155
Classification Registered Nurse
Job Type Permanent/Full-Time
Estimated Salary Package Not Applicable
Closing Date 03-04-2019

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