Pilbara - Newman

Vacancy Number: 1677

Remote Area Nurse

About the Role
  • Opportunity for a Remote Area Nurse to work in Jigalong on a 6 weeks on, 2 weeks off, fly in, fly out roster. Jigalong is a two hour drive from Newman with a population of approximately five hundred. Jigalong clinic has a team of three Remote Area Nurses, an Administrative Officer, a Driver and two Remote Medical Practitioners who alternate every two weeks. This community also receives a range of visits from medical specialists and allied health services.

    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.

    As a Remote Area Nurse(RAN) you will be required to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide holistic primary health care services including screening, prevention, treatment and management of chronic disease. You will utilise the CARPA Standard Treatment Manuals to provide evidence based, best practice interventions for all presentations responding to a diverse range of emergency presentations such as trauma, acute illness, mental health presentations and exacerbation of chronic diseases. You will care for, prepare and transport acutely unwell clients to the site of aeromedical evacuation and will also undertake preventative health checks across the lifespan including Child Health Checks, Antenatal and Post Natal Checks, Adult Health Checks and Old Peoples checks as well as sexual health screening. The role will also require you to provide immunisations in line with the National Vaccination Schedule and high quality chronic disease management including the provision of health promotion and education
Experience & Skills
  • Current registration with AHPRA as a registered nurse
  • Minimum three years experience in nursing, at postgraduate level
  • CRANA RAN qualfiications of Remote Emergecny Care(REC), Maternal Emergency Care(MEC), Advanced Life Support(ALS), Pharmacology Competency and Immunisation Providors Certification
  • Well-developed understanding of Primary Health Care and the health issues that impact on the health and well-being of Aboriginal people
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
What's on Offer
  • Competitive remuneration of between $116,378 - $136,146 + superannuation
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • 13 weeks leave per annum
  • Travel provided to and from your place of origin within Australia
  • Accommodation provided
  • Applications close 11th June 2019
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.