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Registered Nurse

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

About the Organisation

The Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service (DYHS) was established in 1974 and is the largest Aboriginal community-controlled health service provider in Western Australia, providing care to over 20,000 Aboriginal patients across four clinics in East Perth, Mirrabooka, Maddington and Midland. Our staff enable the delivery of culturally responsive primary health services, focusing on prevention, early intervention, comprehensive care and care coordination including chronic disease management.

About the Benefits

A competitive salary commensurate with relevant qualifications, skills and experience is on offer for the right candidate. Other entitlements include:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900
  • Study leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 12 days of personal leave per year
  • NAIDOC Day holiday
  • Personalizsed professional development opportunities

About the role

We are seeking a highly skilled and compassionate Registered Nurse to join our team. The successful candidate's primary responsibility is to provide clinical and primary health care for Aboriginal individuals, families and community groups. Clinic nurses within Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service assist in arranging and coordinating health care in line with best practice model of care for chronic disease and ensure health assessments are provided to all DYHS clients. This is a Permanent Part-time role with 4 working days a week.


  • Maintain safe nursing practice and working environment for self and others.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary decision making pertaining to client care.
  • Carry out general clinic duties at RN level in conjunction with medical officer’s requirements.
  • Check, prepare and administer all medications in accordance with state legislation.
  • Respond to client enquires on health related issues.
  • Triage both unbooked and booked clients on presentation to the clinic.
  • Accurately assess a client’s condition at any given time and report any inconsistent or significant changes to the Clinic Manager or Clinical Operations Manager.
  • Liaise with other health professionals both on and off site.
  • Carry out immunisations, and document them in the electronic records and with ACIR for children 0 to 6 years.
  • Assist AHW with the screening of new and existing clients in accordance with perceived needs.
  • Participate in disease control measures initiated nationally by HDWA or DYHS, appropriate to our clients’ needs.
  • Ensure infection control procedures in the clinic are in place and monitored.
  • In conjunction with the Clinic Manager, develop & implement QA projects, evaluate and adjust clinic practice in accordance with findings.
  • Implement best practice model of care in conjunction with DYHS policies and procedures.



  • Current Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as an RN.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander People or an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal culture.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of Aboriginal Health issues.
  • Minimum five years nursing experience.
  • Experience in Chronic Disease Management of clients.
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of Quality Assurance process.
  • Ability to take a leadership role within a team.
  • Highly developed negotiation and problems solving skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to disseminating knowledge and skills.
  • Provide current First Aid certificate.
  • Willingness to undergo Drug and Alcohol testing as required by the employer.
  • An Immunisation certificate.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity Legislation.
  • Computer literacy skills.


  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Post registration qualification in a relevant area.
  • Ability to perform venesection.
  • Knowledge and understanding of infection control procedures.
  • Willingness to participate in performance management. Medicare items associated with Chronic Disease Management of clients.

Appointment Pre-requisites

  • Provision of the minimum identity proofing requirements
  • Successful Criminal Record Screening Clearance
  • Successful Pre-Employment Health Assessment
  • Successful Working with Children Check
  • Evidence of a current C or C-A Class driver’s licence or other specialised licence class

next steps

Please click Apply Now to submit your application.

A copy of the Job Description can be obtained by contacting People Services Team on 1300 420 272 or [email protected], using the subject line: Registered Nurse enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is an equal opportunity institution, providing educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, colour, gender, age, or disability.

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and evaluate past employment records of applicants selected for interview.

The organisation reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay final selection if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.

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