Goldfields - Ngaanyatjarra Lands

Vacancy Number: 962

Remote Area Nurse

About the Role
  • The role of the Remote Area Nurse (RAN) 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. Based in Warakuna. The RAN’s key responsibilities are to provide clinical and population health services to all Indigenous residents of the Ngaanyatjarra lands. These services include: Treatment of acute illness Emergency care Child health care Child and adult immunisations Well person screening Management of chronic disease Sexual health.
Experience & Skills
  • Essential: Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent.
  • Registered General Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Willingness and capacity to work within a multicultural environment.
  • Minimum of three (3) years post registration experience
  • Recent remote clinical practice.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Well-developed skills in communication, conflict resolution, negotiation and problem solving.
  • A knowledge and commitment to Quality Improvement.
  • Qualification in Remote Nursing, or equivalent.
  • Desirable: Relevant post-registration qualification(s).
  • Working knowledge of computerised information systems.
  • Knowledge of current Work Health and Safety legislation.
What's on Offer
  • A very attractive salary is on offer, and varies according to the roster. There is flexibility about the roster and a generous travel allowance is paid to allow you to fly to a location of your choice at the end of each rotation.
  • Salary includes base salary above award, district allowance, 9.5% superannuation, availability leave allowance and 17.5% leave loading on 6 weeks annual leave.
  • Benefits include: 4 weeks Availability Leave, Flight Allowance , 8 days Travel Leave p.a. and Salary Sacrificing.
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Benefits Dependant on roster
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.