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Job Ref:  015802
Employer:  Department of Health (NT)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Address: 
Darwin NT, Australia (Show on map)
01/08/2018


JOB DESCRIPTION

Agency

Department of Health

Work Unit

Primary Health Care Central Australia

Job Title

Primary Health Care Nurse

Designation

Nurse 4

Job Type

Full Time

Duration

Ongoing / Fixed

Salary

$99,582 - $106,986

Location

Various

Position Number

15802

RTF

148448

Closing

30/09/2018

Contact

Nursing Coordinator Recruitment Services on 08 8951 7586 or recruitment.carhs@nt.gov.au

Agency Information

www.health.nt.gov.au

Information for Applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed resume/cv. For further information for applicants and example applications: click here 

Information about Selected Applicant’s Merit

If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (work history, experience, qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further information: click here

Special Measures

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce which is representative of the community we serve. Therefore under an approved Special Measures recruitment plan, ATSI applicants will be given priority consideration and preference in selection for this vacancy if they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level. For further information: click here

Apply Online Link

https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=148448

 

Primary Objective: Treat illness, promote wellbeing, provide education and training, to support Remote Health core business and encourage community health action in order to contribute to better health outcomes.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1.      Work in partnership with Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs), Rural Medical Practitioner’s, Public Health Coordinators, Aboriginal Community Workers and other health professionals within the team, to provide and promote a comprehensive Primary Health Care (PHC) service utilising a multi-disciplinary approach.

2.      Promote and support AHPs to be first line providers of health care in the community to facilitate the delivery of culturally appropriate health care.

3.      Participate in an on call 24 hour roster and relieve PHC Manager as required.

4.      Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces

5.      In response to community requests; and in collaboration with other team members provide culturally acceptable health education supporting a community participative approach to local decision-making.

6.      Participate in and encourage education and professional development of self, all team members and undergraduate health students. Actively participate in quality improvement activities.

 

Selection Criteria

Essential:

1.      Eligible for current registration and annual practising certificate with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and a minimum of 4 years broad based nursing experience post registration, relevant to Remote Health Nursing and demonstrating a sound professional background.

2.      Demonstrated ability and experience to self-manage within a multi-disciplinary team, hold a Northern Territory (NT) manual drivers licence or ability to obtain, and ability and willingness to travel by air and 4WD.

3.      Demonstrated understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal health, principles of PHC and relevant legislation governing work practice in the remote setting.

4.      Demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal, Information Technology (IT) skills.

5.      Demonstrated commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), research, education and professional development.

 

Desirable:

1.      Completion of or working toward post graduate qualifications in relevant field.

 

Further Information:  

Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities or vehicles, nor whilst working off-site. Positions may be subject to pre-employment checks such as immunisation requirements, working with children clearance notice and criminal history checks. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history. More information on pre-employment checks specific to this role can be sourced through the vacancy contact.

 

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