Remote Area Nurse (Permanent) - Western Australia

Curis Recruitment

Are you an experienced Remote Area Nurse keen on a new position. Perfect opportunity for an RAN with strong chronic disease experience

  • 6 weeks on, 2 weeks off roster
  • 12 month contract
  • Excellent salary and financial benefits
Are you a Remote Area Nurse ready for a change? Curis Recruitment is proud to partner with this fantastic aboriginal health service based in Western Australia to help them find a superstar, hardworking Nurse to join their team.

Job details:
  • Salary is $120,000.00 per annum. This is inclusive of district allowance and ‘On-Call’ allowance. 
  • 76 hours per week 8am to 5.00pm clinic role
  • Isolation leave two weeks (inclusive of travel) every six
    Weeks plus four weeks’ annual leave. Flights are paid for by the health service for your isolation leave
  • As a contribution to the cost of travel when you take annual leave, you are eligible for one airfare per year to your base. Any other travel associated with work will be covered as part of your work and general business.
  • Rent for fully equipped house - $80 per fortnight. Accommodation may be share accommodation
  • On Commencement and cessation of your employment with them they will arrange and pay for the cost of your relocation to and from the community, including airfares from home to the community and the cost of freighting your belongings (i.e. up to the cost of 1 Pallet of goods.
  • A relocation allowance will be provided to assist you with relocation costs including airfares and travel as stipulated in the award.
  • 12 month contract
As a Remote Area Nurses you will work within a strategic plan approved by the Health Committee, a Board Committee with delegated authority to direct the work of the Health Services. 

The nurses follow CARPA guidelines for the provision of health care to support the community.

There are three nursing positions in this clinic with portfolio responsibilities of Chronic Disease, Child Health and CQI/Locum Support. The nurses are supported by Aboriginal Health Practitioners and trainee Aboriginal Health Workers. The Health Service Medical Director is usually in the Community for 7-10 days per month and for the remainder of the month the RAN’S are the senior clinicians in the community. There are always two RAN’S in the community. 

You will be living in a small, very remote Aboriginal community located in the Western Desert region of Western Australia. The Clinic services a population of around 200 people. The community’s remoteness is one of its greatest strengths: it is a relatively healthy community with a strong cultural base and good development prospects.

You will be working for an aboriginal health service who are responsible for delivering an aged care service, a primary health care service and a Youth program. 

Some of the main responsibilities of your position are:
  • Ensuring all patients with chronic disease are receiving timely reviews and follow up consistent with current best practice
  • Creating and maintaining recall lists for clients, for adult health checks, development and follow up of GP management plans and TCA. 
  • Providing education to: the community about health promotion and disease prevention; and to clients to assist them in understanding and managing their health conditions and treatment requirements. 
  • Performing clinical duties in all areas of the health service as needed or requested by the Medical Director or Manager, including general clinic, emergency care and stabilisation including managing medical evacuations, child health, antenatal, sexual health, screening and community programs;
  • Work ‘On-Call’ as rostered
  • Use of the electronic medical records database (Communicare) in line with the health service’s Communicare Policy and Procedure.
  • Work in partnership with other branches of PTAC and other agencies in addressing the social determinants of health and well-being.
  • Maintain regular checks in the clinic including the ambulance.
To be eligible for this position you must:
  • Have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • A current WA Working with Children Check
  • A National Police Clearance (not more than 2 years old)
  • A minimum of three years full-time broad based nursing experience including some A&E or ICU experience
  • Demonstrated remote nursing experience 
  • Completion of REC, BLS/ALS, pharmacotherapy courses or a willingness to complete these course within the first twelve months of employment. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, the principles of Primary Health Care and relevant legislation governing work practice.
  • A current manual drivers licence
  • Recognised Immunisation course certificate/training
If you would like to hear more about this position or would like to apply please email a copy of your CV to contact@curis.com.au and a consultant will be in touch within 24 hours to discuss the position further with you.

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We have a proven record of placing nurses into fantastic positions across Australia with some of the best hospitals and health centres.
  
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