Kimberley - Derby

Vacancy Number: 1150

Nurse - Registered

About the Role
  • The Derby Aboriginal Health Service (DAHS) is a dynamic Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service in the magnificent Kimberley region of Western Australia. DAHS are seeking a dedicated professional who is registered with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse. You’ll have appropriate skills and experience in the delivery of comprehensive primary health care in a clinical setting within the organisation. The successful applicant should have a relevant qualification and or experience in Primary Health Care. All applications are to be in writing and should address the selection criteria. DAHS provide primary health care to Derby and surrounding communities. DAHS are also a part of a Kimberley network of Aboriginal Health Services with professional support services.
Experience & Skills
  • Registered with the Nurses Board of WA
  • Current “C” Class motor vehicle driver’s license
  • CRANA Remote Emergency Care Course
  • First Aid Certificate (Basic Life Support)
  • Immunisation Certificate
  • Pharmotheraputics certificate
  • Experience as a Registered Nurse in Aboriginal Primary Health Care - 3 to 4 years post-grad experience
  • Commitment to the principles of Aboriginal community control of health services
  • Good understanding of rural and remote health issues
  • Proven ability to plan and manage own work with little supervision in a remote Aboriginal Community or cross cultural setting
  • Demonstrates good understanding of cultural safety
  • Sound understanding of the principles of good clinical practice
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organise own workload and work as a team member
  • Effective communication and report writing skills
  • High level integrity in maintaining patient and organisational confidentiality
  • Proven ability to communicate and work effectively with Aboriginal people
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of professionals and the public, as part of a team
  • Workings with Children’s Check
  • National Police clearances
What's on Offer
  • Annual Airfare Derby-Perth-Derby return after 12 months of employment
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% Leave Loading on 4 weeks annual leave
  • Salary Packaging gross up amount of $31,177 option
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of 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.