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Permanent Remote Area Nurses / Midwife - East Arnhem Land

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation

Your opportunity. Be part of something bigger.

Take your clinical skills to the frontline and make a difference where it’s most needed. Miwatj Health is seeking experienced Registered Nurses & Midwives to join our dynamic, multi-disciplinary teams in clinics across East Arnhem Land. As a Remote Area Nurse (RAN), you will provide high quality, evidenced-based care; education for assigned health programs (e.g. Chronic Disease, Child Health, RHD); and participate in routine service delivery of vaccinations to the community. Miwatj Health RANs are clinical experts—in this role, you will mentor students and Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs), support AHPs as the primary health carers within the community, and work to build stronger communities together with the wider Miwatj Health team.

RAN clinic location options include Galiwin’ku, Gapuwiyak, Milingimbi and Ramingining. All successful applicants will have access to a range of benefits, including:

  • Competitive salary of $119,634 to $128,524 per annum
  • Housing and utility package
  • Relocation and Repatriation assistance
  • Ability to Salary Package up to $15,900pa plus a further $2,650pa on Meals and Entertainment
  • 6 Weeks annual leave + 17.5% leave loading
  • 11% Superannuation
  • Miwatj Annual Leave Travel Assistance up to $2,179.89 gross pa
  • Fares Out Leave
  • 12 Days Personal and 5 Days Compassionate Leave
  • Professional development and study leave
  • Study Assistance up to $1,800
  • Post Graduate Allowance at 2% of Annual Salary
  • Full time employees maybe eligible for a Retention Bonus starting at $10,000 (subject to meeting the eligibility criteria)

About Miwatj

Miwatj Health is an independent Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Service. Established in 1992, we’re committed to securing quality health care services across the East Arnhem and enabling YolÅ‹u powered community health and wellbeing. Miwatj provides culturally appropriate, comprehensive primary health care to over 6,000 remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents across 3 East Arnhem wards. With a Head Office in Nhulunbuy, Miwatj also manages a Corporate Office in Darwin, 7 fixed clinics across the East Arnhem region, and dedicated outreach teams who travel to 3 additional locations.

Essential Requirements

This role will see you working in a remote Aboriginal community. All applicants must have an understanding and commitment to Aboriginal Community Control, self-determination, and the issues faced by Yolŋu people living in remote settings.

To apply, please ensure you have a current Registration and Practicing Certificate as Registered Nurse through AHPRA; a current Remote Emergency Care Course certificate and/or Advanced Life Support certificate; a current accredited immunisation certificate (recognised in the NT); a Remote Pharmacotherapeutic Certificate (or equivalent); manual driver’s license; and 3 – 5 years post-graduate experience with advanced clinical skills and competencies applicable to remote settings (including the ability to triage, work independently, and participate in afterhours emergency calls and First Response).

Vaccination & Immunity Screening

​Miwatj Health is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all workers and users of its healthcare centres. In accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Guidelines, National Safety and Quality Health Care Service Standards, and other local policies, guidelines and procedures, we mandate that all staff abide by our Staff Vaccination and Immunity Screening Policy (to be supplied to all successful candidates).

For more information regarding the Vaccination & Immunity Screening requirements, please contact [email protected] using the subject line: Permanent Remote Area Nurses / Midwife - East Arnhem Land enquiry via EthicalJobs Successful applicants must be willing to travel in small charter planes, and the ability to drive a 4WD will be looked upon favourably.

For more detailed Selection Criteria, please click "Apply Now" to view the full Job Description.

For more information, please contact the Joy Pascall at [email protected] using the subject line: Permanent Remote Area Nurses / Midwife - East Arnhem Land enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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