Kimberley - Balgo

Vacancy Number: 1739

Remote Area Nurse/Midwife

About the Role
  • Current opportunity for a Midwife / Remote Area Nurse to join their friendly, multidisciplinary team in the Kutjungka, WA, on a full-time basis, 6 weeks on, 3 weeks off. Reporting to the Clinic Manager, you’ll be responsible for the coordination and delivery of comprehensive midwifery and primary health care services within the Kutjungka region.This position will also be required to provide emergency care within the Balgo community when necessary, on a rostered on-call basis after hours.

    Some of your key responsibilities will include providing professional, evidence based midwifery and primary health care to individuals, families and the community utilising a holistic and culturally acceptable approach, provide support and enable early access to a midwife and GP for a holistic assessment of their pregnancy, risks and choices and undertake routine womens health checks. You will also be responsible to refer postnatal clients to and collaborate with the Kutjungka Child Health Nurse to ensure a streamlined and integrated health care journey for the mother, child and family and perform Enhanced Aboriginal Child Health checks when Kutjungka Child Health Nurse not available or as required.
Experience & Skills
  • Registered Nurse with APHRA
  • Minimum 5 years post-graduate experience, with experience in the planning, provision, management and evaluation of maternal health services within an Indigenous primary health care setting
  • Demonstrated ability to provide quality healthcare, including emergency care
  • Current manual driver’s licence with the capacity to drive a 4WD
What's on Offer
  • Attractive salary package including base salary of $102 375 plus super
  • On call loading (25% of base salary)
  • District allowance $2,740 p.a.
  • Isolation airfare reimbursement $1,200
  • Isolation leave of: 2 weeks every 6 weeks in the community
  • Annual airfares subsidy to the value of $1,285 p.a. (after 12 months of service)
  • 5 weeks leave p.a.
  • and Accommodation provided whilst in the community. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply!
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Contract
Days / Hours 6:3
Benefits 102375
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.