Kimberley - Balgo

Vacancy Number: 1193

Remote Area Nurse

About the Role
  • ?KAMS now has opportunities for a Remote Area Registered Nurse to join their friendly, multidisciplinary team in Kutjungka, WA, on a full-time basis, 6 weeks on, 2 weeks off. Reporting to the Clinic Manager, you’ll be required to work as part of a team delivering coordinated and comprehensive Primary Health and emergency care to members of the Remote Area region.
Experience & Skills
  • Remote Emergency Care Course or equivalent
  • Maternity Emergency Care Course or equivalent
  • Triage Emergency Care
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS)
  • Pharmicotherapuetics Course
  • Immunisation Provider WA
  • 4WD Course
  • Ambulance Stretcher Training
What's on Offer
  • A base salary of $100,962 plus super and a further host of benefits, including:
  • Availability and On call loading (25% of base salary) Annual airfares subsidy to the value of $1,285 p.a. (after 12 months of service)
  • 5 weeks leave p.a.
  • Isolation leave of 6 weeks on, 2 weeks off
  • Isolation Airfare: $1200
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.