Registered Nurse - MECSH - 100407
- 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 Elcho Island and supporting our Galiwin’ku Clinic, 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:
- Support mother’s and family’s psychological and environmental issues, supporting the health and development of family including older children, providing opportunity for discussion, clarification and reinforcement of clinical antenatal care provided by usual antenatal midwifery and preparation for parenting.
- Guided by a strengths-based approach, support and enable the mother and family to enhance their coping skills, problem solving skills and ability to mobilize resources; foster positive parenting skills; support the family to establish supportive relationships in their community; mentor maternal-infant bonding and attachment; and provide primary health care and health education.
- Promote, support and modelling positive parent-infant interaction and delivery of a standardized structured child development parent education program.
- Support parents to be future orientated for themselves and their children, modelling and supporting effective skills in in solving day-to-day problems and promoting parents capacities to parent effectively despite the difficulties they face in their lives.
- This includes modelling and supporting family problem solving skills, supporting families to access family and informal community resources and providing opportunities for families to interact with other local families and the wider community.
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 - $126,911 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:
- Hold current practicing certificate from The Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
- Demonstrated 5 years remote health experience.
- Demonstrated understanding of issues pertaining to Aboriginal primary health care and experience working in partnership with vulnerable families and knowledge of the social determinants of Aboriginal health.
- Willingness to take cultural advice from Aboriginal community members, Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHP’s) and other indigenous community outreach team members.
- Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, demonstrating efficient time management skills.
- Demonstrated experience in the use of computers and data collection programs.
- Commitment to undertake professional development and complete training requirements to work within the MECSH Program.
- Demonstrated advanced written and verbal communication skills.
- Current manual driver’s license, current Working with Children clearance (OCHRE Card) and current criminal history check.
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Due to cultural sensitivity, this is a female identified role.
For more information please contact the Miwatj Health Recruitment Team at: email@example.com and quote reference MHAC556
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.