Goldfields - Ngaanyatjarra Lands

Vacancy Number: 1958

Primary Health Care Nurse

About the Role
  • Seeking an experienced Registered Nurse to manage the delivery of primary health care services to indigenous residents within the Ngaanyatijarra Lands.

    The role of the Primary Health Care Nurse is to contribute and support the overall multidisciplinary and integrated approach to the remote health team’s endeavour to treat illness, promote well-being, maintain health systems, provide education and training and encourage community health action and promote a comprehensive Primary Health care service. You will work in partnership with other health professionals to provide clinical and population health services to all indigenous residents of the Ngaanyatjarra lands. These services include comprehensive primary health care, treatment of acute illness, emergency care, antenatal and post natal care, child health care, child and adult immunisations, well person screening, management of chronic disease and sexual health.

    You will also be responsible for participating in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of health development initiatives encouraging effective client centred communication and the promotion of Primary Health Care.
Experience & Skills
  • Registered General Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Willingness and capacity to work within a multicultural and cross cultural environment
  • 5-10 years of post registration experience
  • Recent remote clinical practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, the principles of Primary Health Care and legislation governing work practice
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Well-developed skills in communication, negotiation and problem solving
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to Quality Improvement, evidence based practice, research, education and professional development
  • Completion of REC, MEC, Pharmacotherapy course or willingness to complete these courses in the first twelve months of employment
  • Remote Area Nursing practice Qualification (desirable)
  • SA Immunisation qualification(desirable)
  • A current manual drivers licence
  • A National Police clearance
  • WA Working with Children’s check
What's on Offer
  • Full time position with competitive base salary of $119,642.94 per annum
  • 6 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Availability leave incentive – potential to be eligible for availability leave every 12 weeks continuous employment on Ngaanyatjarra, this includes $2,353 gross return airfare allowance each time
  • Rent free fully furnished house
  • Mobile reception available in most communities
  • PBI Salary Packaging
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Goldfields


The Eastern Goldfields is the largest region in Western Australia. It covers almost one third of the State and has a population of about 54,000. More than half of the region’s residents live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Esperance, on the southern coast, is the second largest centre with a population of around 13,000.

The Kalgoorlie region has been historically significant in the development of Western Australia, as the centre of the gold rush in the 1890s. As well as reminders of those times in the buildings and institutions around the city, there is still a plethora of natural bounty to be enjoyed in its eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains and abundance of wildlife. The cultural mix found in the region is also rich, with a melding of Indigenous and European heritages that has created an area of unique character. To the southern edge of the region the pristine beaches provide a stunning backdrop to Australia’s southern ocean, reached through a corridor of National Parks and wide swathes of unspoiled natural beauty.

The primary industries in the cooler southern part of the region are fishing and farming. The warm, dry northern areas are dominated by gold and nickel mining and industry-related services.

About 50 general practitioners work in the region across 22 practices, including Aboriginal Medical Services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Kalgoorlie is well serviced by specialists.