Kimberley - Kununurra

Vacancy Number: 879

Registered Nurse - Outreach

About the Role The Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service has an opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join their team based in Kununurra, WA, on a full-time basis. Reporting to the Health Operations Manager, you’ll be responsible for providing primary health care (PHC) services to clients at the OVAHS clinic and coordinate and attend community outreach clinics. Travel will be one day per week and it will rotate between communities. Distance will be 100km - 250km round trip.
Experience & Skills Some of your key responsibilities will include: Ensure the focus of care is on the needs of Aboriginal clients within the context of their cultural identity and social circumstances. Work within the OVAHS team providing a quality and client focused environment. About You: The successful candidate will be an experienced Registered Nurse with experience in clinical based primary healthcare, who is aware of and sensitive to health issues presenting in the Indigenous community. You will use your understanding of and appreciation for Indigenous peoples to deliver exceptional care with respect, ensuring you are leading by example. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise with clients in a culturally sensitive manner, will be key to your success. You’ll work well as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside working autonomously when required. Importantly, you will be committed to advocating on behalf of your clients to ensure the best possible health outcomes for women and their children.
What's on Offer A hugely rewarding role providing care to Aboriginal 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 remuneration circa $80k PLUS subsidised accommodation and relocation assistance!
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.