Child Health Nurse
About the Role
KAMS now has an opportunity for a Child Health Nurse to join their friendly, multidisciplinary team in Kutjungka, WA, on a full-time basis. In this role, you will be primarily responsible for the coordination and delivery of Child Health Services in local remote communities.
Experience & Skills
Collaborating with key stakeholders to update baseline information about existing child health services;
Assisting with the planning, development and distribution of health promotion training and resources for clients, KAMS staff and the local and regional community in child health;
Supporting specific needs identified by women and children, including women's gatherings, mental health and regular first aid training, school programs and mum and bubs programs;
Providing, supporting and enabling access to universal child health screening support and referrals;
Monitoring the quality of maternal and child health services being delivered in the region so that service related problems are picked up early and corrected; and
Using local evidence to identify and collate topics that require further investigation by research.
The ideal candidate will be a Registered Nurse, who is registered with AHPRA and has Post Graduate qualifications in Child Health. You will also have demonstrated experience in the planning, provision, management, and evaluation of maternal and child health services in a Primary Health Care setting.
What's on Offer
While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive salary package including a base salary of $99,470 plus super and a further host of benefits, including:
Annual airfares subsidy to the value of $1,285 p.a. (after 12 months of service);
Iso airfares subsidy to the value of $1,200 p.a.;
District allowance $2,740 single/$5,480 double;
Retention allowance of $8,000 (after 2 years continuous service);
Isolation leave of 10 weeks on, 2 weeks off (plus 1 week annual leave); and
Accommodation provided in the community.
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.