Kimberley - Fitzroy Crossing

Vacancy Number: 1832

Short-term contract from 22/06/2020 to 30/09/2020

Community Midwife

About the Role
  • We are seeking to appoint a suitably experienced and enthusiastic person to the position of a Midwife. The primary responsibility of the successful applicant is to deliver comprehensive, evidence based nursing care for patients within the scope of practice of Midwife in Fitzroy Crossing.

    You will be reponsible for providing quality primary health care to individuals, families, and the community in general within own competency level, agreed protocols and relevant legislation in order to meet planned health outcomes. In addition, you will support, develop and implement health initiatives using holistic primary health care principles and a culturally safe Community Development approach working in partnership with the community, Aboriginal health workers, other community health staff, relevant agencies, hospital staff, and visiting specialists to ensure optimal care, and achieve long term sustainable health outcomes for clients.
Experience & Skills
  • APHRA registration as a midwife
  • 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
  • Community Health nursing experience, including Immunisation Certificate(desirable)
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and as part of a multidisciplinary, multi sectoral and interagency team
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Current C Class Driver's Licence and an ability and willingness to travel via road and/or small aircraft with overnight stays as required
What's on Offer
  • Competitive remuneration MW Level 2 starting at $91 171
  • District Allowance
  • Annual Leave Travel Concession
  • Air Conditioning subsidy
  • Additional week Northwest leave
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.