Pilbara - Roebourne

Vacancy Number: 1051

Practice Nurse

About the Role Some of your key responsibilities will include: Provide and initiate primary health care clinical services as required and necessary. Participate in case conferencing as necessary. Assist the GPs with procedures. Collaborate closely with GPs and visiting specialists on care of clients. Provide advice, education and referrals as necessary. Provide assistance or manage immunisations including the register. Oversee the management of recalls and reminders for the clinic. Ensure all recalling of patients for treatments is up-to-date at all times. Participate in care planning. Work collaboratively with other staff including Medical staff, other Nursing staff, Receptionists, Aboriginal Health Workers and the Programs Services Team on client care. Work in collaboration with other staff at Mawarnkarra and take a leadership role in implementing education and health promotion for clients and the community.
Experience & Skills AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse. Experience in Chronic Disease Management desirable.
What's on Offer $90+ plus super and a further host of benefits District allowance Annual airfares subsidy to the value of $824 p.a. (after 12 months of service) 5 weeks annual leave
Practice Type Private Practice
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Pilbara

Pilbara

The Pilbara is located about 1600 kilometres north of Perth, in the north-west region of Western Australia, with an area of around 500,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 40,000 people. The primary towns are Karratha and Port Hedland on the coast, and Tom Price and Newman inland.

An area of rugged beauty, the Pilbara has a vast coastal plain, spectacular inland ranges and an arid desert region reaching into the centre of Australia. It is characterised by the rich red hues of its landscape, imparted by the abundance of natural riches in its reserves of iron ore. Mining and offshore oil and gas exploration have given rise to the Pilbara’s economic boom in recent years, drawing large numbers of people to the region on both a temporary and permanent basis.

It has a tropical, semi-desert climate with a mainly summer rainfall associated with thunderstorms. From October to April temperatures throughout the region generally exceed 32 degrees celsius every day, sometimes topping 40 degrees, particularly in inland areas.

There are approximately 46 doctors working in the region in various areas, including general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services, hospitals and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.