Location: Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region
Job Title: MESCH - Registered Nurse - Team Leader
Classification: Health Care
Employment Conditions: Full Time Contract
Contract Duration: 2 Years
Salary: $115,799 - $120,662per annum.
Generous salary packaging: $15,899.94p/a
Professional development incentive: Allowance of $1,300p/a
Employment Type: Full Time
Reports to: Clinical Services Manager
Subsidised Accommodation: Available for candidates outside the Barkly Region.
Employee access to Medical Services: Free Prescriptions
Amazing further benefits including 6 weeks annual leave, free gym membership, free general dentistry, Remote retention allowance of $750 and Relocation assistance up to $5,000 to help you get settled into town!
Exciting opportunity for a full time MECSH Registered Nurse – Team Leader (Female Identified), based in Tennant Creek.
Join this community-based organisation and make a genuine difference to our community!
This is a Rewarding role where you will truly make a difference in the lives of our Remote Communities, providing the chance to experience real job satisfaction every day and play an important role in Anyinginyi’s drive to be a Provider of High Quality Holistic Primary Health Care services to the Aboriginal communities of the Barkly region in a Culturally responsive way - don't miss out!
You will be joining a friendly and professional team, where you will receive personal and professional development opportunities from an employer who wants to provide optimum working conditions!
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation (AHAC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the Aboriginal people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region, dedicated to ‘Closing the Gap’ in Aboriginal health within remote Australia.
Anyinginyi consists of five different sections (Health Services, Business Services, Public Health Unit, Sports and Recreation, and Piliyintinji-Ki Stronger Families) which allow them to have a holistic approach to health ensuring that clients' physical and emotional health and wellbeing is given the utmost priority.
Anyinginyi's mission is to be a provider of high quality holistic primary health care services featuring prevention and treatment in the Barkly region in a culturally responsive way.
About the Tennant Creek region
Year-round blue skies, stunning landscapes and vibrant, diverse and warm communities - that's life in the Northern Territory! Only a short flight from most Australian cities, Tennant Creek is not just a must-see destination renowned for its individual identity and rich cultural heritage but is a remarkable community to set up home in!
As a small regional centre, Tennant Creek does not have the facilities one would find in larger country towns like Katherine or Alice Springs however it does provide for all the basics that most people require. There is a supermarket similar to a large IGA store, Post Office, clothing and furniture stores, Pharmacy, Newsagent, two banks (ANZ & Westpac), restaurants and coffee shops, four hotels/motels, and a delicatessen. It also has sporting facilities (e.g. swimming pool, basketball courts, tennis court, football ground, car racing track), and several tourists attractions within easy reach Like our Beautiful Lake Mary Ann!
About the Role
The Maternal & Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting Program (MECSH) Registered Nurse Team Leader, will work as part of the Anyinginyi Health team, supporting a multidisciplinary and integrated community-based approach to maternal and early child health in accordance with the MECSH program schedule. You will be required to provide assessment, screening, support advice and referral services to vulnerable and at-risk mothers, families and carer's with children to the age of three years old in Tennant Creek and surrounding Communities.
While most of the work will be in the field of Child and Maternal Health, you may be required to provide general health services and to travel to remote communities and execute home visits in client’s homes.
More specifically, some of your duties will include (but will not be limited to):
- Maintain and develop culturally appropriate and accessible health services for women and children (CARPA Standard Treatment Manual and Women’s Health Manual Awkura/Nganampa.)
- Improve maternal health and wellbeing by helping mothers to care for themselves.
- Promoting, supporting and modelling positive parent-infant interaction and delivery of a child development parent education program
- Provide general health care – assessment and management of a broad range of clinical problems in consultation with AHPs, Doctors, other nurses or CARPA Standard Treatment Manual written protocols. Also deliver health checks and promote health awareness.
- Work in collaboration with other Child and Maternal Health stakeholders (Grow Well Team, Midwifery Group Practice, Territory Families, NT Maternal, Alice Springs Hospital Paediatric Team and Child Health Nurse) to improve delivery of Child and Maternal Health services.
- Provide informal training, specifically support and education for nurses, Doctors and other allied health staff.
To be considered for this position, you must be a Registered Nurse with current AHPRA Registration and acquire clinical skills and experience needed to work competently in remote areas. Related experience in Child and Maternal Health/ Development, Infant and Child Nutrition or Safety is essential, as is a strong knowledge of postnatal care, neonatal health and development, and breastfeeding experience.
Experience working with an Aboriginal organisation or communities will be highly regarded but is not essential, provided you are able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the issues pertaining to Aboriginal Primary Health Care and the social determinants of health in our surrounding communities.
An exceptional communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills needed to tailor your approach to the needs of each family and possess the ability to identify their strengths and build effective relationships with parents and children.
Visiting the homes of vulnerable/ at risk mothers throughout the Tennant Creek community you must be comfortable in providing support in a variety of areas and ensure there’s plenty of opportunity for discussion or clarification as you assist in clients fostering positive parenting skills and future-orientated families.
Please note: A National Police Clearance and Ochre Card (NT Working with Children’s) card obtainment is a requirement prior to commencement in this role. Please refer to NT Safe for further information.
If you meet the above criteria and you’re interested in contributing to an organisation where you can really make a difference in our local community, we want to hear from you!
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