Remote Area Nurse

Job No: PAMS1074
Location: Remote Communities of Jigalong, Parnngur, Punmu and Kunawarritji

Location: East Pilbara
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Category: Permanent FIFO 6:2 roster
Remuneration: $116,378.00 - $136,145.80 per annum plus superannuation + salary sacrifice

About the Organisation

With an administrative hub based in Newman, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, the Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) provides holistic primary health care to the individuals and families within the remote Aboriginal communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

PAMS has over 700 registered clients, with most being Martu. Services offered include primary health care, health education and promotion programs and initiatives, as well as the monitoring and management of ongoing health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, ante-natal & post-natal care and child health.

About the Opportunity

The Remote Area Nurse (RAN) will report to the Clinical Manager – Remote Services and be accountable to the Chief Executive Officer. The RANs are an important part of the Health Services Team and the role is to provide the highest standards of care to clients of the service through the provision of comprehensive primary health care services.  We are currently looking for 2 RANs to join our team on a permanent, full time basis. 

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About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Registered Nurse;
  • At least 3 years post graduate experience in Nursing, demonstrating a sound professional background;
  • An understanding and a commitment to the principles of Primary Health Care and Community Development;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate nursing care programs in a remote primary health setting;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitivity with Aboriginal people;
  • A demonstrated understanding of the unique issues affecting and impacting on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people;
  • Experience, skills and knowledge working in a multidisciplinary team, including teamwork and conflict management;
  • Sound working knowledge of computer software packages, i.e. MMEX and Communicare;
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills along with an ability to adapt to changing needs;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
  • An ability to work, reside and travel independently in a remote region.

The position involves working with 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 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 salary of $116,378.00 - $136,145.80 per annum 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:

  • 13 weeks’ Nurses Leave + 6.73% leave loading
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training + study leave options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retention Initiatives in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy

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. Please note that these positions are single clinician posts.  Although the successful candidate will have a substantive location 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 encouraged to apply.

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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