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Community Nurse & Midwife – Fulltime

We have a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to come and explore the majestic and historical Karijini National Park, filled with an abundance of sightseeing experiences immersed in local culture.

About the role

We are seeking a Registered Nurse who holds Midwife qualifications, to continue building relationships with IBN members living in remote communities, and residents of Tom Price and Paraburdoo. You will be providing guidance, support and clinical care services in both community nursing and midwife clinics. You will work amongst a team of dedicated health professionals through relationships and referrals, to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of Tom Price and surrounds.

 

Duties of this position, include but are not limited to:

Community Nursing

  • Provide a community primary health care service within the Indigenous communities of Wakathuni, Youngaleena, Bellary and the Indigenous populations of Tom Price and Paraburdoo.
  • Promote the health of the IBN community, targeting the specific needs of the community, including but not limited to general population health, schools and young people.
  • Be responsible for community development work and encouraging greater IBN community awareness of health issues while identifying areas of unmet needs.

Midwifery

Tom Price has a non-birthing hospital, with the nearest service for childbirth in Karratha.

  • Provide antenatal and postnatal care and support to women, their babies, partners and families.
  • Provide counselling and advice.
  • Arrange and provide parenting and health education.
  • Help women make their own decisions about the care and services they access.
  • Identify high risk pregnancies and make referrals to doctors and other medical specialists.
  • Facilitate the timely travel of pregnant women to a birthing hospital.
  • Offer support and advice on fertility, miscarriage, termination, stillbirth, neonatal abnormality, and neonatal death.
  • Liaise with other health and social care professionals to ensure continuity of care.
  • Maintain and build relationships with stakeholders that will assist in IBN and Nintirri Centre Inc’s service deliver.

About the Organisation

The Nintirri Centre Inc is a not-for-profit community-based organisation located in Tom Price, that employees over 50 staff members and provides a number of core services within Tom Price and the wider Pilbara. These services include Early Years Care & Education, Community Health and Wellbeing, Community Resource Centre, Event Management of the Karijini Experience, Tom Price Arts Hub, Family Domestic Violence Prevention Service, Playgroup, and our Community Op Shop.

The Nintirri Centre Inc are now looking for a Registered Nurse & Midwife, who will work alongside our Health Promotions Team and Health professionals.

 

Essential Criteria

To be considered for this position you will have:

  • A current Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) registration and midwifery certificate.
  • Proven experience in providing care throughout and after pregnancy.
  • The ability to work autonomously, recognise opportunities and build relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Have an evidence-based approach to care.
  • Proven experience in providing community nursing care or a willingness to learn.
  • The ability to work autonomously, recognise opportunities and build relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of cultural issues and social determinants particularly relating to Aboriginal Health.
  • Knowledge of current best practice and legislative obligations.
  • Ability to work with GP’s and other service providers collaboratively.
  • A current Police Clearance and Working with Children Check (or be able to obtain these)
  • Experience working in rural and remote communities (desirable)
  • Up to date with covid-19 vaccinations.

Benefits

  • Salary Packaging up to $15,899 p/a.
  • Subsidised Housing.
  • Work Vehicle + laptop.
  • 5 weeks annual leave.
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications of the successful candidate

 

Email HR@nintirri.org.au