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Registered Nurse

Organisation : Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service

Location : WA Regional (Newman)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Healthcare & Medical

Sector : Community Support Services, Health – General, Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : AU$96350 - AU$110564 per annum

About the role

The Registered Nurse reports to the Clinical Manager. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the incumbent is required to provide high quality primary health care services to the population of Newman with a particular focus on providing care to Aboriginal community members. The Registered Nurse plays an important role in delivering the Newman Clinic team’s goals to manage illness, promote well-being, maintain health systems, provide education and training and encourage community health action. To view the full Position Description and Selection Criteria, click here or visit http://www.puntukurnu.com.au/

About You

To be considered for this position, candidates must be able to clearly demonstrate their ability to meet the below Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Current Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Registered Nurse with a minimum of three (3) years post registration experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to practice in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA’s) Code of Conduct of Registered Nurses and Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses OR demonstrated ability to practice in accordance with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board Code of Conduct and Professional Capabilities standards.
  • Well-developed primary health care skills including (but not limited to) delivery of age appropriate checks, immunisation program delivery, the rheumatic heart disease program delivery, men’s and women’s health program delivery (where appropriate), child health program delivery, antenatal care and chronic disease management.
  • A clear respect for Aboriginal culture, willingness to listen and learn, a commitment to participate in inter-cultural awareness activities as directed by PAMS and demonstrated ability to practice in a culturally safe and appropriate manner.

In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require an unrestricted WA “C” Class Driver’s Licence, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance and Working With Children Check prior to appointment. Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia.

About the Benefits

In addition to the competitive salary of $96350.66 – $110564.60, you’ll also gain access to generous salary packaging options and to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • 5 weeks’ annual leave + 17.5% leave loading
  • Relocation Assistance and 2 x Return Flights annually to your place of residence
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retention Initiatives in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy

PAMS operates in some of the most remote parts of Australia and staff are required to be proficient at driving a 4WD vehicle and willing to fly in light aircraft.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service

The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service located in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia and provides comprehensive and culturally appropriate primary health care services to the Martu people of Newman and the four remote Aboriginal communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji. Due to expand its services in July 2020, PAMS will be opening a new clinic in Newman referred to as ‘The Newman Hub’. Linking residents with a range of healthcare providers, the Newman Hub will be the centre for primary health care services for Aboriginal people living in Newman and the surrounding areas.

How to apply

For further information about this position please call Lauren Richards on (+61)415978686

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) PAMS actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.


Please quote in application: Registered Nurse via Pro Bono Australia.


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