Child and Maternal Health Nurse
About the Role
This is a varied role in which you'll be primarily responsible for providing Child Health nursing services and midwifery services, including antenatal and post natal care to women with significant risk, in and around the Halls Creek region. This role will operate largely in communities affected by multiple layers of trauma and inter-generational trauma.
To succeed in this position, you'll have demonstrated experience in child health and nursing, along with a nursing qualification and current registration (or eligibility for registration) with AHPRA. As this role has a strong focus on the development of health education programs, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessing and/or previous experience in delivering child health programs in a culturally safe and sensitive manner is highly desired (but not mandatory), and will give you the capacity to work in a collaborative environment with a focus on education, sharing and timely reporting.
Any candidates with knowledge of childhood immunisation, particularly with an Immunisation Certificate (or who are currently working towards this qualification), will also be highly regarded.
Experience & Skills
•Performing health checks on children aged between 0 and 5 years old;
•Identifying children at risk and developing/implementing management plans for these;
•Liaising with relevant agencies/departments to ensure care for children at risk, as well as for their families or care givers;
•Working closely with health professionals to develop programs that enhance the care, health and wellbeing of women, babies and families;
•Developing health programs to enhance the overall wellbeing of children and their families.
•Conducting health education with all children, parents and care givers’ clients.
•Providing supervision and training to other Aboriginal Health Workers that wish to be involved in the Child Health Program.
•Collecting and entering data progressively to maintain clinical records and ensure timely and comprehensive reporting; and
•Providing reports as required to fulfil the funding reporting requirements of YYMSAC.
What's on Offer
For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive remuneration circa $90,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus a range of great benefits including:
•Annual airfares after 12 months employment;
•Salary packaging options;
•5 weeks of annual leave per year;
•Relocation assistance (negotiable); and
•Subsidised rental accommodation.
Full Time / Part Time
The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.
The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.
The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.
There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.