Kimberley - Fitzroy Crossing

Vacancy Number: 1131

Midwife

About the Role
  • We are seeking a Registered Nurse to commence at Fitzroy Crossing ASAP for a 3 month contract with Kimberley Population Health Unit. There will be travel in and out of Fitzroy Valley communities. Fitzroy Crossing is in the central Kimberley Region and sits on the Mighty Fitzroy River so the attractions of fishing and camping on your weekends off in this iconic area are fabulous so bring your fishing rod along!! You will provide quality primary health care to individuals, families, and the community in general within own competency level, agreed protocols and relevant legislation in order to meet planned health outcomes. You will work in partnership with the community, Aboriginal health workers, other community health staff, relevant agencies, hospital staff, and visiting specialists to ensure optimal care, and achieve long term sustainable health improvements for clients.
Experience & Skills
  • Registration in the category of Midwife by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Remote/rural experience
  • ALS
  • Immunisation certificate
  • Pharmaco
  • ED experience
  • Paeds experience
  • Chronic disease
  • STI You must have or be willing to obtain the following in your application: National Police Clearance
  • Working with Children Check
  • Need to provide successful pre-placement health screening clearance
  • Current C Class drivers licence with 4WD experience
What's on Offer
  • Attractive rates of pay (ANF Level 2.4 - $93,341 p.a)
  • 5 weeks Annual Leave per year
  • Salary Packaging options available
  • Relocation assistance (as per the ANF Award/Agreement)
  • Housing rental subsidy available
  • Distract allowance – ($7,436 p.a)
  • Annual incentives if extension occurs. Contract starts 16/12/2018
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Days / Hours 3 month contract
Map of Kimberley

Kimberley

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.