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Registered Nurse - Acute Care - 100429

Job No: MHAC547
Location: Gapuwiyak, 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 the Gapuwiyak, 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.

Core aspects of your role will include:

  • To work in the acute care program in collaboration with Aboriginal Health Practitioners, medical practitioners and other RNs to provide high quality and evidence based primary health care.
  • To provide culturally inclusive health care to the community within agreed procedures and protocols.
  • Provide high quality emergency care as per the CARPA Standard Treatment manual and Clinical Procedures manual.
  • Facilitate and participate in opportunistic and planned screening activities such as preventative health checks and health promotion activities.
  • Manage the process of developing care plans.
  • Be familiar with and competent in the use of standard medical equipment, ensure monthly checks are attended and checklist completed.
  • Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement.
  • Dispense pharmaceutical therapies, including the administration of vaccines, prescribe pharmaceuticals for common conditions and ensure rotation of drugs per expiry dates is done as needed.
  • Participate in a duty roster as required, equally with other medical staff.
  • Assist in the implementation of quality assurance and other evaluation programs to ensure a higher quality of clinical care, ensure BSL’s equipment is monitored and calibrated daily.
  • Maximize the use of computerized patient information and recall system in all client contacts.
  • Monitor the cold chain management related to vaccine use and storage.
  • Comply with infection control standards, identification of hazards in the work place and education.

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 per annum (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:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working as a remote area nurse/primary health care nurse in a clinical situation.
  • Minimum qualification as an RN4.
  • Eligible for registration with AHPRA as a registered nurse and in possession of a current practicing certificate.
  • Interest in the health issues impacting on Aboriginal people in northern Australia.
  • Understanding of the principles in primary health care.
  • Possess broad nursing experience and utilize clinical skills with confidence.
  • Commitment to own professional development and sharing knowledge and skills with work colleagues.
  • Current NT drivers licence.
  • Possession of CPR and AGV certificates or eligible to obtain them.
  • Possession of the mandatory OCHRE card.


Please click here to view the full job description.

For more information please contact the Miwatj Health Recruitment Team at: and quote reference MHAC547.

 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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