Kimberley - Balgo

Vacancy Number: 1749

Remote Area Nurse

About the Role
  • KAMS now has an opportunity for a Remote Area Nurse to join their friendly, multidisciplinary team in the Kutjungka, WA, 6 weeks on, 3 weeks off.

    You wil be responsible for providing professional, evidence based primary health care to individuals, families and the community utilising a holistic and culturally acceptable approach. You will deliver focused health care and health education and promote health awareness,involving the coordination of activities within assigned Health Programs / Portfolio’s (e.g. Chronic Condition Program, Maternal and Child Health Program, Immunisation Program, School Health Program, Mens Health Program, Women’s Health Program). You will also provide a 24/7 emergency care service, and contribute to the on-call roster.
Experience & Skills
  • Current APHRA regsitration as a Registered Nurse
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the delivery of comprehensive primary health care, including emergency care and good understanding of cultural safety and a commitment to the principles of Aboriginal community controlled health services
  • Current Remote Area Nursing qualifications of Remote Emergency Care Course, Maternity Emergency Care Course or equivalent, Triage Emergency Care, Advanced Life Support (ALS), Pharmicotherapuetics Course, Immunisation Provider WA
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and report writing skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with aboriginal people.
What's on Offer
  • 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.
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
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.