Kimberley - Bidyadanga

Vacancy Number: 1292

Remote Area Nurse

About the Role
  • KAMS now has an opportunity for a Remote Area Registered Nurse to join their friendly, multidisciplinary team in Bidyadanga, WA, on a full-time basis, 6 weeks on, 2 weeks off. Reporting to the Clinic Manager, you’ll be required to work as part of a team delivering coordinated and comprehensive Primary Health and emergency care to members of the Remote Area region.

    Some of your key responsibilities will include: Providing quality Primary Health Care to individuals, families and the community, according to agreed guidelines and protocols, in order to meet health outcomes
  • Coordinating the activities within assigned Portfolios (e.g. Chronic Disease, Immunisation, Sexual Health, Rheumatic Heart Disease, PATS etc.), including meeting monthly reporting and performance measures
  • Taking responsibility for data entry into the MMEx Patient Information System and informing management of issues affecting security or quality of data
  • Acting as a clinical resource to orientate, support, mentor, and develop new staff, students, and other members of the health team and Participating in clinical audit and reporting activities related to clinical practice and improved patient outcomes
Experience & Skills
  • 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 provide quality healthcare, including emergency care, with a minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience, with 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 driver’s licence with the capacity to drive manual vehicles and 4WD is required. Additionally, you will need to be able to travel by light aircraft when required.
What's on Offer
  • While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive salary package including a base salary of $100,962 plus super and a further host of benefits, including
    On call loading (25% of base salary)
  • District allowance (single $2,149 / double $4,298 p.a.)
  • Isolation airfare $1,200
  • Isolation leave of: 2 weeks every 6 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 in the community.
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Days / Hours FIFO 6:2
Map of Kimberley

Kimberley

The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.

The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.

The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.

There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.