Kimberley - Broome

Vacancy Number: 1327

Remote Clinical Support Nurse

About the Role
  • An opportunity exists within the small Remote Health Services team of Kimberley Population Health unit for an initial 6 month period for an experienced RAN who wants a break from on call but to still be very much connected to the RAN workforce. This position has a regional focus and is varied across all facets of Remote Area Service delivery and gives you a great opportunity to dabble in clinical governance, support and workforce orientation and development , auditing and policy/procedure development plus remote health service management and strategic development if you are keen.

    Remote Clinical Support Nurse is responsible for promoting clinical practice excellence in relation to the professional development of new and existing clinical staff, assisting with clinical governance and undertaking clinical auditing at five/six WACHS Remote Area Clinics in the Kimberley
Experience & Skills
  • The position provides advice regarding development, coordination and integration of primary health care programs. The occupant of the position is required to promote culturally capable service delivery and represent KPHU as an advocate for remote health. Applicants must be prepared to travel to remote area clinic sites regularly and sometimes at short notice.
What's on Offer
  • Broome based position at SRNL2 $108,888 plus allowances
Full Time / Part Time Contract
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.