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, 3 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
-Provide quality Primary Health Care to individuals, families and the community according to agreed guidelines and protocols, in order to meet health outcomes;
-Coordinate the activities within assigned Portfolio’s (e.g. Chronic Disease, Immunisation, Sexual Health, Rheumatic Heart Disease, PATS etc…), including meeting monthly reporting and performance measures;
-Be responsible for data entry into the MMEx Patient Information System and inform management of issues affecting security or quality of data;
-Be responsible (when required) for assisting management with orientation of new staff; and
-Referring patients to appropriate external health care providers when necessary.
-The ideal candidate will be a Registered Nurse, who is registered, or is eligible for registration with, AHPRA. You’ll have the demonstrated ability to provide quality healthcare, including emergency care, with a minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience, with a good understanding of rural and remote health issues, ideally having lived and worked as a Nurse in a remote area, for a minimum of 2 years.
Ideally, you would have lived and/or worked as a Nurse in a remote area previously, with a committment to the principals of an Aboriginal community controlled health service and the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team. A high level of integrity and a dedication to maintaining patient confidentiality will ensure you flourish in this position.
Current knowledge of Equal Opportunity and OSH legislation will be vital to your success. Due to the nature of this role, a current driver’s licence with the capacity to drive manual vehicles and 4WD is required. Additionally, you will need to be able to travel by light aircraft when required.
What's on Offer
-Unique opportunity to work with Aboriginal communities in a spectacular region!
-Outstanding base salary of $99,470 PLUS allowances, airfares & more!
-6 weeks on 3 weeks off + retention bonus after 2 years of service
-Enjoy 5 weeks leave per year PLUS isolation leave, giving you time to explore the magnificent sights of the Kimberley region!
Full Time / Part Time
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.