Pilbara - Newman

Vacancy Number: 1101

Registered Nurse and Care Coordinator

About the Role Provide nursing services to service users within organisational guidelines and support and mentor staff to ensure service user progress towards achieving their goals through a wellness model. The employer is a forward thinking and innovative not for profit organisation with a purpose to build community capacity to optimise the health and well-being of its people. EPIS provides care and services to individuals to support them to continue to live in their communities and maintain their independence through a range of support services including personal care, transport, respite care, domestic assistance, social support, centre based day care and home based nursing. The EPIS head office is in Newman and we have Day centres in Newman, Jigalong, Tom Price, Marble Bar and a mobile service in Warralong. EPIS also provides 24 hour Care under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (previously National Respite for Carers Program) in Newman on a 5-7 day weekly roster.
Experience & Skills Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Demonstrated clinical knowledge and understanding of the ageing process - Experience, sensitivity and understanding of service delivery to indigenous clients highly regarded - Knowledge of health issues relevant to the elderly - Demonstrated knowledge of service provision, allocation and compliance with contractual obligations to ensure quality service provision - Well developed communication (written, verbal and listening) and interpersonal skills to develop effective relationships, promote services and resolve client/staff issues - Demonstrated decision making and problem solving skills to innovatively manage the provision of service delivery - Demonstrated computer literacy in word processing, spread sheets and calendar management to prepare correspondence and effective documentation - The ability to work autonomously with a team focus to contribute to business unit and organisational objectives - Demonstrated time management and organisational skills to effectively planned and prioritise work tasks - Demonstrated knowledge of manual handling principles - Current First Aid certificate - Satisfactory National Police Clearance and Current Working with children check - Current C class or higher license.
Practice Type Community Care
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.