Expressions of Interest - Careers in Remote Aboriginal Health
Locations throughout the Magnificent Kimberley Region!
About the Organisation
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd (KAMS) is a well-established regional Aboriginal community controlled health service, founded in 1986, which provides centralised advocacy and resource support for 6 independent member services, as well as providing direct clinical services in a further 6 remote Aboriginal communities across the region.
KAMS has successfully delivered high-quality, accessible comprehensive primary health care services over its 31 years of operation and has provided innovation and national leadership in areas such as health information management and evidence based best practice in primary health care.
Kimberley Renal Services (KRS) includes 4 Renal Health Centres based in Fitzroy Crossing, Broome, Kununurra, and Derby and a mobile prevention unit.
The incidence of Kidney Disease in the Kimberley is one of the highest in Australia. Chronic Kidney disease (CKD) and End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) incidence within the Aboriginal population of the Kimberley greatly exceeds the national burden of disease. Dialysis prevalence for this region has more than tripled in the last decade and is increasing at a much faster rate than in the rest of Western Australia (WA).
About the Kimberley Region
The Kimberley region is located in the northern part of Western Australia and covers approximately 421,000 square kilometres.
The Kimberley has only three towns with a population of more than 2,000 (Broome, Derby and Kununurra), and the total population is around 37,000. In addition to the sealed Route 1 which runs along the southern part of the area, the unsealed Gibb River Road runs through the heart of the region from Derby to the highway near Kununurra.
Industries in the region include pearling (a big industry in Broome for many years until the 1940s), mining (including the Argyle Diamond mine, which began operation in 1983 and is still producing about 1/3 of the world's diamonds), agriculture (centred on the Ord River Irrigation Area near Lake Argyle) and tourism. The geology of the area is varied and fascinating, as well as producing some spectacular scenery.
About the Opportunities
Are you seeking a new and varied challenge, working as part of a multidisciplinary team of dedicated health professionals?
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd is always seeking Expressions of Interest from dedicated and caring healthcare professionals looking to join the organisation in locations throughout the magnificent Kimberley region of Western Australia!
The positions they are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for are:
- KRS- Level 1&2 Renal Nurses
- Remote Area Nurses
- Remote Area General Practitioners
- Aboriginal Health Practitioners (Identified role)
If successful, you will be responsible for providing best practice, discipline specific healthcare services to KAMS' clients in a culturally sensitive manner.
Click the links below to view the general positions descriptions for each role.
About the Benefits
If you are looking for a change of routine, a change of lifestyle or new adventure, this is the role for you. You will see and experience more of Australia's real outback than most people ever will - and get paid to do it!
KAMS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, staff development programs are not only encouraged, but are often paid for by KAMS. These are highly attractive opportunities for someone with a desire to develop their professional knowledge and experience in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health!
While you will face diverse new challenges in these roles, you will also enjoy an attractive salary package including a host of benefits such as:
- Salary packaging;
- Annual Airfares; and
- 5 weeks annual leave.
Please note: People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.
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