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Organisation : The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS)

Location : Perth

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS)

With an administrative hub based in Newman, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) provides holistic primary health care to the individuals and families within Newman and the remote communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

PAMS has over 700 registered clients, with most being Martu. Services offered include health education and promotion programs and initiatives, as well as the monitoring and management of ongoing health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, ante-natal & post-natal care and child health

Shortlisting will commence immediately; Applications close 5.00 PM, 22 July 2022

For further information including, please contact the Human Resources Team on 08 9177 8307.

About the role

Employment Type: Permanent

Employment Category: Full-time

Remuneration: $ 96,350.67 to $ 110,564.61 per annum + super + benefits

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Clinical Manager – Newman Clinic, the Registered Nurse works as a part of a multi-disciplinary team 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.

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About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • 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;
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, drivers of health inequality, and principles of primary health care and relevant legislation governing work practice in Western Australia;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience, skills and knowledge working in a multidisciplinary team in a primary health care setting including teamwork and conflict management;
  • Previous experience working with electronic patient information management systems (e.g. Communicare);
  • Current Understanding Vaccines and the National Immunisation Program Certificate or willingness to obtain within the first six weeks of commencement;
  • Current First Aid or Intermediate / Advanced Life Support Certificate.

Additionally, desirable criteria include:

  • The person is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and is acknowledged as such by their community;
  • Further qualifications in the areas of primary health care, chronic disease, mental health, child health, diabetes education, wound care, midwifery or other relevant area;
  • Previous experience working effectively with Aboriginal people in a primary health care setting; and
  • Knowledge of Medicare and its application to the Aboriginal primary health care setting.

The position involves working with a multicultural organisation where the majority of staff, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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

Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require an unrestricted WA “C” Class Driver’s Licence, a nd be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 3 months) and Working With Children Check (where applicable) prior to appointment, in order to be eligible for the position.

All new employees must be fully vaccinated with an Approved COVID-19 Vaccine and provide Evidence of Vaccination by uploading your Digital Vaccination Certificate with your application. You will be provided with relevant information, including the compliance date during the recruitment process.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement. Acceptable evidence includes an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with relevant visa.

About the Benefits

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $ 96,350.67 to $ 110,564.61 per annum plus superannuation. You’ll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • 6 weeks’ annual leave + 17.5% leave loading;
  • Accommodation with subsidised utilities
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training + study leave options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retention Initiatives in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy

This position offers the opportunity to work closely with remote Aboriginal communities and make a drastic impact to the health and well-being outcomes of these communities.

PAMS operates five sites, four of which are remote and managed by a team of clinicians and a range of ancillary workers. Although the successful candidates will have a substantive location (Newman) they must be prepared from time to time to work across any one of these sites should they be required.

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.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


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

Profession: #Healthcare_and_Medical
Sector: #Community_Development


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