Goldfields - Tjuntjuntjara

Vacancy Number: 1265

Chronic Disease Nurse

About the Role
  • To work in partnership with Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs), other health service staff, Kakarrara-Wilurrara Health Alliance (KWHA) services, specialists and allied health professionals, the RFDS and other regional service providers to provide and promote a Comprehensive Primary Health care service with portfolio responsibilities for chronic disease.

    This includes: Ensuring all patients with chronic disease are receiving timely reviews and follow up consistent with current best practice
  • Creating and maintaining recall lists for clients, for adult health checks, development and follow up of GP management plans and Team Care Arrangements.
  • Providing education to the community about health promotion and disease prevention and to clients to assist them in understanding and managing their health conditions and treatment requirements.
  • Working closely with allied health and other clinicians to provide high quality care.
  • Performing clinical duties in all areas of the health service as needed or requested by the Medical Director or General Manager, including general clinic, emergency care and stabilisation including managing medical evacuations, child health, antenatal, sexual health, screening and community programs
  • Observing all policies and procedures of the clinic and the organisation.
  • Facilitating the referral of patients to specialist appointments including PATS arrangements.
  • Work ‘On-Call’ as rostered
  • Use of the electronic medical records database (Communicare) in line with the health service’s Communicare Policy and Procedure
  • Work in partnership with other branches of PTAC and other agencies in addressing the social determinants of health and well-being.
  • Ordering and monitoring of supplies for the clinic including medications and medical supplies
  • Maintain regular checks in the clinic including the ambulance.
Experience & Skills
  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • A current WA Working with Children Check
  • A National Police Clearance (not more than 2 years old)
  • A minimum of three years full-time broad based nursing experience including some A&E or ICU experience.
  • Demonstrated remote nursing experience
  • Completion of REC & pharmacotherapy courses or a willingness to complete these courses within the first twelve months of employment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, the principles of Primary Health Care and relevant legislation governing work practice.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, evidence based practice, research, education and professional development
  • Familiarity with the CARPA Manual and the Women’s Business Manual
  • A comprehensive understanding of best practice for the management and treatment of chronic diseases in Aboriginal Communities
  • A current manual drivers licence
  • Australian citizenship, permanent residence status or appropriate work visa
  • Recognised Immunisation course certificate/training
What's on Offer
  • Rent for fully equipped house - $80 per fortnight. Accommodation may be share accommodation
  • 8 weeks on 2 weeks off roster
  • The cost of your travel to and from the community (between Tjuntjuntjara and Kalgoorlie) for your isolation leave and annual leave is paid for by SHS along with one return air fare annually to the location of recruitment.
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Benefits $112,630 per annum. This is inclusive of district allowance And ‘On-Call’ allowance.
Map of Goldfields

Goldfields

The Eastern Goldfields is the largest region in Western Australia. It covers almost one third of the State and has a population of about 54,000. More than half of the region’s residents live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Esperance, on the southern coast, is the second largest centre with a population of around 13,000.

The Kalgoorlie region has been historically significant in the development of Western Australia, as the centre of the gold rush in the 1890s. As well as reminders of those times in the buildings and institutions around the city, there is still a plethora of natural bounty to be enjoyed in its eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains and abundance of wildlife. The cultural mix found in the region is also rich, with a melding of Indigenous and European heritages that has created an area of unique character. To the southern edge of the region the pristine beaches provide a stunning backdrop to Australia’s southern ocean, reached through a corridor of National Parks and wide swathes of unspoiled natural beauty.

The primary industries in the cooler southern part of the region are fishing and farming. The warm, dry northern areas are dominated by gold and nickel mining and industry-related services.

About 50 general practitioners work in the region across 22 practices, including Aboriginal Medical Services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Kalgoorlie is well serviced by specialists.