Kimberley - Kununurra

Vacancy Number: 839

Nurse Practitioner

About the Role Reporting to the Health Operations Manager, you will primarily be responsible for functioning autonomously and collaboratively in an advanced and extended clinical role within Primary Health Care - specifically Chronic Disease Management and Smoking Cessation. The NP consults with other health care practitioners when the patient’s condition requires care beyond their scope of practice as set out in the collaborative practice framework. As a core member of the multidisciplinary team the objective of the NP role is to increase access to high quality and cost effective care, streamline the patient journey between acute and primary health care services and enhance health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
Experience & Skills To be considered for this role you will need to hold current registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse, endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner with AHPRA, and a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) or education equivalence as determined by NMBA. Additionally, your scope of practice will support expert knowledge and demonstrated experience in an advanced clinical nursing role in Acute and Primary Health Care, Aboriginal Health and Chronic Disease Management. You will have a sound understanding of health issues faced by Aboriginal people in rural and remote locations, and will have demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations. Importantly, you will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills, and will be able to work effectively in a cross-disciplinary and cross cultural-environment. Your ability to develop and maintain collaborative alliances and effective partnerships with key stakeholders, health professionals and other organisations will be key. An experienced leader, you'll have the demonstrated ability in clinical and managerial decision making. Although not essential, the following will be highly regarded: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Previous experience in the use of clinical software Excellent understanding of the Medicare Benefits Schedule An understanding and experience of the RACGP Standards for General Practice
What's on Offer An immensely rewarding role providing care to Indigenous people in the East Kimberley region! 5 weeks annual leave per year, giving you time to explore the magnificent sights of the Kimberley! Structured working week over Mon-Fri, allowing you to plan and enjoy your leisure time! Excellent base salary circa $115,000 PLUS super, airfares, allowances and more! Vehicle. Provided for home garaging
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
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.