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Sexual Health Nurse - Newman

Employer: Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Indigenous, Nursing, GLBTI & Sexual Health
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional WA

Job posted on: 19 March, 2019.
Applications close: 02 April, 2019. (Expired)

  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Employment Category: Fixed term until 30 June 2021
  • Remuneration: $116,387 - $136,146 + superannuation + salary sacrifice benefits
  • FIFO 6:2

About the Organisation

With an administrative hub based in Newman, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) provides holistic primary health care to the individuals and families within the remote communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

PAMS has over 700 registered clients, with most being Martu. Services offered include health education and promotion programs and initiatives, as well as the monitoring and management of ongoing health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, ante-natal & post-natal care and child health.

About the Opportunity

PAMS has a newly created opportunity for a highly experienced, suitably qualified and passionate Sexual Health Nurse to join their team on a 6 weeks on, 2 weeks off, fly in, fly out roster.

The Sexual Health Nurse is responsible for increasing the testing of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs) to the at risk group across the Martu Aboriginal communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji. This in response to a Syphilis outbreak and endemic levels of other STIs and will be achieved through supporting the existing comprehensive primary health care approach and improved processes.

Our ideal candidate will have current AHPRA registration as an RN or Nurse Practitioner, have experience in sexual health or primary health care nursing. Your experience and strong interest in remote area nursing, working knowledge of Aboriginal Primary Healthcare and Community Development and strong interpersonal skills will enable you to work successfully within a diverse team.

About the Benefits

  • $116,387 - $136,146 + superannuation + salary sacrifice benefits
  • 13 weeks leave per annum
  • Travel provided to and from your place of origin within Australia
  • Accommodation provided
  • Retention payments based on continuous length of service with PAMS
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training + Study leave options
  • Employee assistance program
  • Annual leave loading

PAMS has a number of policies and procedures for nurses working alone to ensure their staff safety is maintained at all times. This includes cameras with intercom in nurses houses/clinics and trusted drivers/escorts for call outs.

This position offers the opportunity to engage in a dynamic, challenging and fast-paced role where no two days are the same. You'll be working closely with remote Aboriginal communities and making a drastic impact to the health and well-being outcomes of these communities.

Not only this, but you'll be working in some of the most beautiful outback regions that Australia has to offer!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) PAMS seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the different needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.

To view the full position description please click here.

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