Pilbara - Jigalong

Vacancy Number: 998

Remote Area Nurse

About the Role With an administrative hub based in Newman, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) provides holistic primary health care to the individuals and families within the remote communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji. PAMS has over 700 registered clients, with most being Martu. Services offered include health education and promotion programs and initiatives, as well as the monitoring and management of ongoing health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, ante-natal & post-natal care and child health. About the Opportunity PAMS has an opportunity for a Remote Area Registered Nurse to join their team on a 6 weeks on, 2 weeks off, fly in, fly out roster with a focus on providing primary health care services, health education and promotion as well as: Working in collaboration with a team to provide emergency nursing services, trauma care, emergency triage, wound assessment and management, and acute illness assessment and management Participating in medicines management through providing education, support and advice Providing sexual health checks, management, risk minimisation and prevention services Providing pre-natal and ante natal care, alongside child health services Providing mental health referrals and support Providing drug and alcohol interventions.
Experience & Skills Your recent experience working as a Remote Area Nurse will ensure you have a well-developed understanding of Primary Health Care and the health issues that impact on the health and well-being of Aboriginal people.
What's on Offer About the Benefits Attractive remuneration package 13 weeks leave per annum Travel and accommodation provided Salary sacrifice options The organisation are rolling out new policies in and around nurses working alone to ensure their staff safety is maintained at all times. This includes drivers/escorts for all call outs to ensure safety. This position offers the opportunity to engage in a dynamic, challenging and fast-paced role where no two days are the same. You’ll be working closely with remote Aboriginal communities and making a drastic impact to the health and well-being outcomes of these communities. You’ll enjoy fantastic career progression and growth as you advance your skills, with ongoing training and support provided. Not only this, but you’ll be working in some of the most beautiful outback regions that Australia has to offer! PAMS operates in some of the most remote parts of Australia and staff are required to be proficient at driving a 4WD vehicle and willing to fly in light aircraft. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of 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.