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Remote Area Nurse - Midwife

Job No: MHAC538
Location: Ramingining, NT

  • We’re one of Australia’s largest providers of Aboriginal healthcare.
  • We’re engaging with health issues at a grass roots community level.
  • We’re looking for passionate individuals who are ready to help change the future for Aboriginal healthcare. 

What we stand for

With eight clinics and growing across East Arnhem Land, we’re providing health care services for over 6,000 Indigenous residents. Our Board of Directors represents communities across the region, ensuring every decision we make helps empower Yolngu people to take control of their lives and direct their own futures.

We’re connected by passion

We share a passion for the rich history of the Yolngu culture and a commitment to ensure that the work we’re doing is instrumental in ensuring self-determination for Indigenous peoples. We’re a people place where going above and beyond is in our nature. We’re not just offering jobs, we’re offering a way to shape Australia’s future. Do you share our passion?

We need you

Miwatj Health are pleased to offer this position as a Full Time opportunity. Based in Ramingining, NT, you will be working closely with our Aboriginal workforce which is critical to our clients success. You’ll be committed to finding the best way to communicate with our clients and our team in order to provide great care in sometimes uncertain circumstances.

You will work in collaboration and report to the Clinic Manager to ensure the management of the office and clinic environment is kept in good order, health and safety requirements are adhered to and confidentiality is maintained at all times.

Core aspects of your role will include:

  • To work in the Women’s Program in partnership with the Aboriginal Health workforce to provide high quality antenatal and postnatal care to clients of Galiwinku Community.
  • Provide a comprehensive, woman-centered midwifery service as per the updated antenatal/postnatal protocol.
  • Provide sexual health and lifestyle education to pre-conception girls.
  • To provide Women’s Health Checks to clients including pap smears, implanon insertion/removal and STI screening.
  • To assist women with family planning education and contraceptive options.
  • To prepare clients for completion of relevant MBS recalls on Communicare.
  • To work in partnership with other health professionals to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to health care and to support best practice, knowledge and skills of remote area practitioners.
  • To develop effective interagency partnerships for example with Gove and Darwin Hospitals to ensure continuity of care for clients.
  • To promote and support Aboriginal Health Practitioners as the primary health careers within the community.
  • To generate referral lists from Communicare across specialist areas and maintain a database for each specialist area to track assessments, treatments and follow-on referrals.
  • To provide culturally inclusive quality health care to individuals, families and the community within own level of competency and across agreed procedures and protocols, and in accordance with CARPA Manual, in order to meet expected health outcomes.
  • To follow up on medications, treatments or other procedures under the direction of the treating doctor.
  • To work in collaboration with the MESCH team to develop education programs and material for antenatal birth and postnatal education.
  • To support and participate in ongoing Continuous Quality Improvement.
  • To support and participate in the ongoing development of a Quality Improvement framework, including contributing to policy development and performance appraisal.
  • To work in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to develop programs and material for antenatal birth and postnatal education.
  • Provide high quality emergency care that at times is independent but with telephone support.
  • Contribute to the provision of a 24 hour service to Ramingining Health clients by undertaking after hours on call.

Why Miwatj?

Whether working with a remote healthcare provider is in your bucket list, or something that is tried and tested, we’d love for you to reach out. East Arnhem Land offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a community where the richness of Yolngu culture is in the air you breathe. 

A competitive salary of $110,606 - $118,826 (dependent on skills and experience) is available with this full time position.  

How do you know if you’re the right fit? 

In order to deliver on our mission, we know that a collaborative, supportive team is critical. We’re looking for people who are committed to not only growing their capability, but willing to step in and support other team members and clients. Whilst knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is helpful, what will really see you thrive in our communities is an open mind, willingness to be exposed to culture, and curiosity. Before you reach out and apply, we need you to have:

  • Current Registration and Practicing Certificate as a Registered Midwife Nurse through AHPRA
  • Relevant tertiary/post graduate qualifications and experience in public health, paediatrics and/or Primary Health Care
  • Current Northern Territory drivers license
  • Current Advanced Life Support certificate (or equivalent)
  • Current Remote Area Course certificate (or equivalent)
  • Current AGV certificate
  • Knowledge and commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement processes

In addition,

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in Maternal and Child Health program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of primary health care and program delivery in the remote area primary heath care context.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of indigenous culture and social determinants of health.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse culture, where English is not their first language.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with experience in participating in after hour’s emergency on call roster and emergency first response.
  • Broad nursing experience and clinical skills together with demonstrated ability to work as a team and to support the Team Leader AHP and mentor Women’s health team effectively.
  • Effective computer, written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to practice with sensitivity in a cross-cultural environment
  • Commitment to personal and professional development including the sharing of knowledge, information and skills with work colleagues
  • Ability to act in accordance with Miwatj Health values and code of conduct.

 

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For more information please contact the Miwatj Health Recruitment Team at:  recruitment@miwatj.com.au and quote reference MHAC538.

Application close date: once the position is filled.

 

We’re proud to employ over 116 Yolngu employees and we are always looking to increase that number. If you’re Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and interested in this role you are encouraged to apply.

 

 

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