Pilbara - Roebourne

Vacancy Number: 880

Practice Nurse

About the Role We are seeking a Registered Nurse to enhance the holistic primary health care services provided to the Aboriginal people of the West Pilbara Region. The successful applicant must be a Registered Nurse with at least 3 years post-graduation experience in nursing. The skills required include good verbal communication skills, good written skills, a current drivers licence and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Experience & Skills AHPRA registration with 3 years experience. Aboriginal Health knowledge.
What's on Offer Base salary of approx $90,000
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Pilbara

Pilbara

The Pilbara is located about 1600 kilometres north of Perth, in the north-west region of Western Australia, with an area of around 500,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 40,000 people. The primary towns are Karratha and Port Hedland on the coast, and Tom Price and Newman inland.

An area of rugged beauty, the Pilbara has a vast coastal plain, spectacular inland ranges and an arid desert region reaching into the centre of Australia. It is characterised by the rich red hues of its landscape, imparted by the abundance of natural riches in its reserves of iron ore. Mining and offshore oil and gas exploration have given rise to the Pilbara’s economic boom in recent years, drawing large numbers of people to the region on both a temporary and permanent basis.

It has a tropical, semi-desert climate with a mainly summer rainfall associated with thunderstorms. From October to April temperatures throughout the region generally exceed 32 degrees celsius every day, sometimes topping 40 degrees, particularly in inland areas.

There are approximately 46 doctors working in the region in various areas, including general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services, hospitals and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.