Registered Nurse

Job No: AHCWA1061
Location: Newman, WA

Location: Newman
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Category: Permanent
Remuneration: $96,350.66 - $110,564.60 per annum plus superannuation + salary sacrifice


About the Organisation

The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service located in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia and provides comprehensive and culturally appropriate primary health care services to the Martu people of Newman and the four remote Aboriginal communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

Our passionate and multidisciplinary team of qualified and experienced health professionals including GP’s, Remote Area Nurses and Aboriginal Health Workers provide holistic and high quality health care clients throughout the region.

Due to expand its services in July 2020, PAMS will be opening a new clinic in Newman referred to as ‘The Newman Clinic’. Linking residents with a range of healthcare providers, the Newman Clinic will be the centre for primary health care services for Aboriginal people living in Newman and the surrounding areas. This is an exciting time to join a growing organisation and contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of the local Aboriginal community.

About the Opportunity

The Registered Nurse reports to the Clinical Manager - Newman Clinic and is accountable to the Chief Executive Officer. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will be required to provide high quality primary health care services to the population of Newman with a particular focus on providing care to Aboriginal community members. You will play an important role in delivering the Newman Clinic team’s goals to manage illness, promote well-being, maintain health systems, provide education and training and encourage community health action.

To view the full Position Description and Selection Criteria, click here or visit http://www.puntukurnu.com.au/

About You

To be considered for this position, candidates must be able to clearly demonstrate their ability to meet the below Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Current Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Registered Nurse with a minimum of three (3) years post registration experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to practice in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA’s) Code of Conduct of Registered Nurses and Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses OR demonstrated ability to practice in accordance with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board Code of Conduct and Professional Capabilities standards.
  • Well-developed primary health care skills including (but not limited to) delivery of age appropriate checks, immunisation program delivery, the rheumatic heart disease program delivery, men’s and women’s health program delivery (where appropriate), child health program delivery, antenatal care and chronic disease management.
  • A clear respect for Aboriginal culture, willingness to listen and learn, a commitment to participate in inter-cultural awareness activities as directed by PAMS and demonstrated ability to practice in a culturally safe and appropriate manner.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, drivers of health inequality, and principles of primary health care and relevant legislation governing work practice in Western Australia. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience, skills and knowledge working in a multidisciplinary team in a primary health care setting including teamwork and conflict management.
  • Previous experience working with electronic patient information management systems (e.g. Communicare)
  • Current Understanding Vaccines and the National Immunisation Program Certificate or willingness to obtain within the first six weeks of commencement.
  • Current First Aid or Intermediate / Advanced Life Support Certificate.

This role does not require any after-hours or on-call work. 

The position involves working within a multicultural organisation where the majority of staff, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require an unrestricted WA “C” Class Driver’s Licence, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 3 months) and Working With Children Check (where applicable) prior to appointment.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement. Acceptable evidence includes an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with relevant visa.

About the Benefits

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $96,350.66 - $110,564.60 plus superannuation. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • 5 weeks’ annual leave + 17.5% leave loading
  • Relocation Assistance and 2 x Return Flights annually to your place of residence
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training + study leave options
  • Employee Assistance Program

This position offers the opportunity to work closely with remote Aboriginal communities and make a drastic impact to the health and well-being outcomes of these communities.

PAMS operates four remote sites, three of which have a team of one nurse and a range of ancillary workers. Although the successful candidates will have a substantive location (Newman) they must be prepared from time to time to work across any one of these sites should they be required.

PAMS operates in some of the most remote parts of Australia and staff are required to be proficient at driving a 4WD vehicle and willing to fly in light aircraft.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note there is no closing date for this advertisement. Applications will be assessed as received and interviews scheduled accordingly. PAMS reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement without further notice, therefore we encourage interested candidates to submit their application without delay.

For further information about this position please call Lauren Richards, Recruitment Officer on 08 9227 1631

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) PAMS actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.

 

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