Goldfields - Tjuntjuntjara

Vacancy Number: 1582

Remote Area Chronic Disease Nurse

About the Role
  • Seeking a remote area chronic disease nurse to work within the Aboriginal community of Tjuntjuntjara, 660kms east of Kalgoorlie.

    The community’s remoteness is one of its greatest strengths: it is a relatively healthy community with a strong cultural base and good development prospects. The health service trades as Spinifex Health Service, and delivers an aged care service, a primary health care service and an alcohol and drug education program toan indigenous population of around 200 people.

    As a Remote Area Nurse, you will work in partnership with Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs) and other health service staff to manage Chronic disease in the community and in addition, provide emergency care as required.
    You will be responsible for: Ensuring all patients with chronic disease are receiving timely reviews and follow up consistent with SHS policies and procedures
  • Creating and maintaining recall lists for clients, for adult health checks, development and follow up of GP management plans and TCA
  • Providing education to: the community about health promotion and disease prevention
  • and to clients to assist them in understanding and managing their health conditions and treatment requirements
  • Performing clinical duties in all areas of the health service as needed or requested by the Medical Director or Manager, including general clinic, emergency care and stabilisation including managing medical evacuations, child health, antenatal, sexual health, screening and community programs.
Experience & Skills
  • To be successful in this role you will be required to hold: Current regsitration with APHRA as a registered nurse
  • A minimum of five years full-time broad based nursing experience including some A&E experience
  • Completion of RAN quals including REC, MEC, BLS/ALS and pharmacotherapy courses
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health and a comprehensive understanding of best practice for the management and treatment of chronic diseases in Aboriginal Communities
  • Working With Children and National Police Clearance
  • Australian citizenship, permanent residence status or appropriate work visa.
What's on Offer
  • Full time position with working hours between 8.00am and 4.30pm
  • Competitive remuneration of $120,000 per annum which includes district allowance of $4333 and includes an ‘On-Call’ allowance
  • 9.25% superannuation and salary sacrificing benefits
  • 4 weeks annual leave and 2 week isolation leave (inclusive of travel) for every 6 weeks continuously worked
  • Subsidised accomodation of $80 a fortnight.
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Goldfields

Goldfields

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.