Child Health Nurse
About the Role
To promote and improve the health and development of children on Ngaanyatjarra Lands in a child and family-centred and culturally appropriate way, providing assessment, education, health promotion and intervention strategies in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
Experience & Skills
• Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
• Post graduate qualifications in Child Health (e.g. Master’s Degree of Child and Family Health).
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in implementing child health programs.
• Demonstrated understanding and experience of primary health care, public and preventative health and applied knowledge of health promotion and community development principles.
• Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to foster and maintain positive working relationships across various disciplines and agencies in remote settings.
• An understanding of the social determinants of health and how they affect the child, and family health.
• An ability to interact effectively with, and provide information to, people from different cultural and language backgrounds.
• Knowledge of Family centred, strength based approaches to working with children, families and communities.
• Commitment to continuing quality improvement and ongoing personal professional development.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and contribute positively to a multidisciplinary team.
• Working knowledge of and ability to document and accurately using an electronic Patient Record system.
• Current manual drivers licence and ability to travel to remote communities by 4WD on unsealed roads and/or by light aircraft.
• Ability to obtain a National Police and WA Working with Children Clearance.
What's on Offer
Salary Package: $134,000.
This includes base salary, above award, district allowance, 9.5% superannuation, availability leave allowance and 17.5% leave loading on 6 weeks annual leave.
6 weeks Annual Leave , 4 weeks Availability Leave, Flight Allowance , 8 days Travel Leave p.a. and Salary Sacrificing.
Full Time / Part Time
The Eastern Goldfields is the largest region in Western Australia. It covers almost one third of the State and has a population of about 54,000. More than half of the region’s residents live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Esperance, on the southern coast, is the second largest centre with a population of around 13,000.
The Kalgoorlie region has been historically significant in the development of Western Australia, as the centre of the gold rush in the 1890s. As well as reminders of those times in the buildings and institutions around the city, there is still a plethora of natural bounty to be enjoyed in its eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains and abundance of wildlife. The cultural mix found in the region is also rich, with a melding of Indigenous and European heritages that has created an area of unique character. To the southern edge of the region the pristine beaches provide a stunning backdrop to Australia’s southern ocean, reached through a corridor of National Parks and wide swathes of unspoiled natural beauty.
The primary industries in the cooler southern part of the region are fishing and farming. The warm, dry northern areas are dominated by gold and nickel mining and industry-related services.
About 50 general practitioners work in the region across 22 practices, including Aboriginal Medical Services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Kalgoorlie is well serviced by specialists.