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Remote Area Nurse - Child Health - Galiwin'ku

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation
  • One of Australia’s largest providers of Aboriginal healthcare.
  • 6 weeks annual leave, accommodation, relocation, study assistance + more
  • Competitive salary of $119,634 to $128,524 per annum + 11% superannuation

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 Remote Area Nurse – Child Health to join our dynamic, multi-disciplinary teams in Galiwin'ku, Northern Territory.

As a Remote Area Nurse (RAN), you will provide evidence based, culturally sound and professional care which affects the work processes, services, and clients of Miwatj Health; apply specialist knowledge, skills, and abilities within a defined practice area in therapeutic and professional relationships with individuals, families, and communities; provide provision of child health programs for children aged 0-17 years; and support, develop, implement, and evaluate health initiatives within the Primary Health Care setting.

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.


The successful applicant will have access to a range of benefits, including:

  • Competitive salary of $119,634 to $128,524 per annum
  • 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
  • Housing and utility package
  • Relocation and Repatriation assistance
  • 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. The applicant must have an understanding of 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 our Director of Nursing and Midwifery at [email protected], using the subject line: Remote Area Nurse - Child Health - Galiwin'ku 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 favorably. For more detailed Selection Criteria, please click to view the full Job Description.

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