Kimberley - Broome

Vacancy Number: 1721

Health Navigator

About the Role
  • A unique and exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Nurse, Allied Health or Aboriginal Health Worker to join Boab’s multidisciplinary team in Broome. We are seeking a professional who is committed to the delivery of a quality service that will meet the health needs of our client base in a culturally respectful manner.

    The Health Navigator will work collaboratively with patients, general practitioners, clinic/practice staff and a broad range of other relevant services to facilitate provision of appropriate multidisciplinary care for Individuals and families living with a chronic condition/s.
Experience & Skills
  • As an applicant ideally you will have close ties with the Community in and around Broome and be comfortable working within the health care system. Your experience, passion, energy and enthusiasm towards mentoring people towards their health goals and supporting self-management will be highly regarded.
What's on Offer
  • Salary packaging options for remote living are available
  • Six weeks annual leave (Pro rata)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Applications close: C.O.B. 12/08/19
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Benefits $75,324 - $79,090
Map of Kimberley

Kimberley

The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.

The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.

The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.

There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.