Remote Area Midwife
About the Role
The Remote Area Midwife provides high quality, best practice maternal and child health services to women, their children and families living on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, with the aim to improve maternal, child and women’s health outcomes. The midwife will implement a two-way approach model which embraces traditional knowledge and practice with evidence based scientific knowledge and practice.
Experience & Skills
• Current registration as a Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
• Post graduate qualification in Child Health, women’s health or remote.
• Demonstrated experience in the delivery of comprehensive midwifery, child and/or women’s health services.
•Proven ability to be self-directed and self-motivated as well as working effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team with both health professionals and non-health professionals.
•Well-developed skills in communication, conflict resolution, negotiation and problem solving.
•Recent experience working in remote Aboriginal communities or similar cross cultural setting.
•Demonstrated experience in provision of education and training and the ability to transfer knowledge and skills to colleagues in the multidisciplinary health team.
•Demonstrated understanding of primary health care, public health, community development principles.
•Ability to travel on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands by 4WD for day or longer visits when required, within the designated area, or as directed by the Program Coordinator.
•Knowledge and commitment to Quality Improvement.
•Ability to work outside normal working hours, when required.
•Current manual drivers licence.
•Ability to obtain a National Police and WA Working with Children clearances.
What's on Offer
Salary Package: $145,000.
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.