Kimberley - Derby

Vacancy Number: 1923

Nurse Practitioner

About the Role
  • Derby Aboriginal Health Service(DAHS) are seeking an experienced Nurse Practicioner ot join our team providing holistic primary health care services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Derby and surrounding communities.

    The Nurse Practitioner (NP) functions autonomously and collaboratively in an advanced and extended clinical role within their specialty scope of practice, consults with other health care practitioners when the patient’s condition requires care beyond their scope of practice.The NP role is to increase access to high quality and cost effective care, streamline the patient journey between acute and primary health care services and enhance health outcomes for individuals and families.This involves assessing clients and families and supporting and developing patient understanding of their condition, treatment and prevention strategies. In addition you will work to identify primary and acute care issues within community and liaise with Senior Management relieving at remote clinics as necessary/required.
Experience & Skills
  • Current Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA)
  • Able to produce academic transcripts of Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) approved program or education equivalence as determined by Nursing Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Endorsement as a Nurse Practicioner with AHPRA
  • Immunisation and Pharmotheraputics certificate
  • Current CPR certificate
  • Scope of practice that supports expert knowledge and demonstrated experience in advanced clinical nursing role in Acute and Primary Health Care, Aboriginal Heal Disease Management
  • Proven experience in delivering a complex primary health care service in a culturally and geographically diverse environment and knowledge, understanding and experience in quality improvement, its practical application in meeting patients’ needs and its relationship to strategic development
  • Knowledge of current health issues which impact on the health and wellbeing of people in Aboriginal Communities
  • Current “C” Class motor vehicle driver’s license
  • Working with Children’s Check and National Police clearances.
What's on Offer
  • Full time position
  • Flexible work hours can be negotiated for the right candidate
  • Flight and living allowance
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% Leave Loading
  • Salary packaging
  • Rent and relocation support may be offered to eligible applicants through Rural Health West
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.