Indian Ocean Territories - Christmas Island

Vacancy Number: 1743

Registered Nurse

About the Role
  • The Indian Ocean Territories Administration (IOTA) is currently seeking motivated, professional and suitably qualified persons to join our team as a Registered Nurse Level 2 within the Indian Ocean Territories Health Service (IOTHS) based on Christmas Island.

    The key responsibilities of the Registered Nurse position are to deliver direct, high quality and comprehensive nursing care and individual case management and to act as a professional role model, resource and support for colleagues.
Experience & Skills
  • Our ideal applicant is highly motivated, adaptable and willing to be actively involved in health promotion activities. The successful candidate will independently manage one or more health portfolios and be required to participate in a 24/7 roster, including night shift, weekends and public holidays.
  • To be considered, applicants must hold current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and have recent demonstrable nursing experience in a rural and remote setting. Further, the successful candidate will also hold a current ‘C’ class Driving Licence transferable to the Indian Ocean Territories, a valid Western Australia Working with Children Check and be subject to a health assessment. Language skills in the community languages of either Chinese or Malay are desirable.
  • Nurses with experience and/or qualifications in one or more of accident and emergency, midwifery, child health, school health, health promotion, palliative care, public health, telehealth, chronic disease management or immunisation are strongly encouraged to apply.
What's on Offer
  • 2 year Fixed Term Non-Ongoing Vacancy – Full Time (with the possibility of a 2 year extension at the Department’s discretion)
  • $82,504 - $87,658 per annum
  • (a remote support package may be offered Applications close 4.00pm (Christmas Island local time) (CXT) (UTC+7), Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Indian Ocean Territories

Indian Ocean Territories

Christmas Island

Christmas Island is a dot in the Indian Ocean 2,600 kilometres north west of Perth. The cultural background is diverse, with settlers having come from Malaysian, Chinese, Indonesian and European backgrounds. The society works as a harmonious blend of cultures, accepting and inclusive of each other’s beliefs and practices.

The island is the peak of a submarine mountain, its 80 kilometre coastline of mostly sheer cliff broken by occasional small bays or inlets. 63 per cent of the island is comprised of national park, populated by many species unique to the island.

Cocos Island

This tiny horseshoe shaped island is 2750 kilometres north west of Perth and 900 kilometres south west of Christmas Island. Cocos Island also represents a melding of the cultural backgrounds of the settlers arriving on the island from all points of the globe. However the culture and religion practised here is predominantly Muslim and the prevalent language is a dialect of Malaysian called Cocos-Malay.

The island comprises two coral atolls and is home to a stunning diversity of bird and marine life.

The climate in this region is equatorial, with temperatures reaching a maximum of around 28 degrees celsius year round, but high rainfall in the wet season of December to April and prone to occasional cyclonic activity.