Kimberley - Derby

Vacancy Number: 1733

Child Health Nurse

About the Role
  • The Clinical Nurse / Child Health Generalist is responsible for providing a specialised child health screening schedule and appropriate referral and support to parents to achieve the optimum state of health for individuals, families and communities with the emphasis in the area of Child Health. Promotes and maintains a culturally responsive service and focuses on addressing health inequities.
Experience & Skills
  • Eligible for registration in the category of Registered Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • Relevant experience and well developed clinical nursing skills in a child and community health setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment in the application of primary health care principles and a community development approach to practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of cultural factors and social determinants particularly relating to Aboriginal health.
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and as part of a multidisciplinary, multi sectoral and interagency team.
  • Current C Class drivers Licence and an ability and willingness to travel including overnight stays away from home.
  • Must have an About Giving Vaccines qualification
What's on Offer
  • 3 month contract available
  • RN level 2
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Contract
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.