• KAMS
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School Health Nurse

Job No: KAMS289
Location: Kutjungka

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 22 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.

The Kimberley region is located in the northern part of Western Australia and covers about 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. Access to much of the region is by dirt road, air or sea.

About the Opportunity

KAMS now has an opportunity for a School Health Nurse to join their friendly, multidisciplinary team in Kutjungka, WA, on a full-time basis, 10 weeks on, 2 weeks off. Reporting to the Health Centre Manager, you’ll be required to work as part of a team for the coordination and delivery of school health services.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide professional evidence based school, adolescent and child health care to individuals, families and the community utilising a holistic and culturally acceptable approach.
  • Practise according to the Kimberley Child Health Protocols, Remote Community School Health Program, and relevant legislation in order to meet health outcomes.
  • Provide comprehensive school based health education, early detection, coordination to specialist services, and public health programs to 4-17year old children, their families and community.
  • Perform routine and opportunistic immunisations with the view of improving immunisation rates among children.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary interagency meetings, particularly with the Department of Child Protection and Family Support (CPFS), and liaise with clinical staff appropriately to ensure at risk families are supported to engage with maternal and child health services.

The ideal candidate will be a Registered Nurse, who is registered or is eligible for registration with, AHPRA. You’ll have the demonstrated ability to planning, provision, management and evaluation of school health services within an Indigenous primary health care setting and a good understanding of rural and remote health issues.

Ideally, you would have lived and/or worked as a Nurse in a remote area previously, with a commitment to the principals of an Aboriginal community controlled health service and the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team. A high level of integrity and a dedication to maintaining patient confidentiality will ensure you flourish in this position.

Experience with clinical database systems and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel will be highly regarded. Due to the nature of this role, a current manual driver’s licence with the capacity to drive a 4WD is required. Additionally, you will need to be able to travel by light aircraft.

To view the position description, please click here.

Please note: It is a requirement that successful candidates hold a current WA Working With Children Check, and be willing to undergo a National Police Check prior to employment with KAMS.

About the Benefits

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. This role is a highly attractive opportunity 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 the role, you will also enjoy an attractive salary package including a base salary of $103,911 plus super and a further host of benefits, including:

  • District allowance $2,740 p.a.;
  • Isolation airfare reimbursement $1,200;
  • Isolation leave of: 2 weeks every 10 weeks in the community;
  • Annual airfares subsidy to the value of $1,285 p.a. (after 12 months of service);
  • 5 weeks leave p.a.; and
  • Accommodation provided whilst in the community.

Please note: People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in stunning outback locations. Make a positive difference — Apply Now!

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<ul> <li><strong>Unique opportunity to work in a spectacular region!</strong></li> <li><strong>Outstanding base salary of $103,911 PLUS allowances, accommodation, airfares &amp; more!</strong></li> <li><strong>Enjoy 5 weeks leave per year PLUS isolation leave, giving you time to explore the magnificent sights of the Kimberley region!</strong></li> </ul>

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