Child and Maternal Health Nurse (YYMS)

  • Employment Office
  • Darwin NT, Australia
  • 11 Oct, 2018
Full time Registered or Enrolled Nurses

Job Description

About the Organisation
The Yura Yungi Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation (YYMS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS). The YYMS's functions include providing comprehensive primary health care services to the Aboriginal populations and others in and around Halls Creek. The service provides primary health care clinical services and population health programs in Halls Creek and at the outlying Ringer's Soak community.

About the Opportunity
The Yura Yungi Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation has an opportunity for a highly motivated Child and Maternal Health Nurse to join their team in Halls Creek. This position is available on a full-time, six month contract with the possibility of extension subject to performance and achievement of targeted outcomes.

This is a varied role in which you'll be primarily responsible for providing Child Health nursing servi ces and midwifery services, including antenatal and post natal care to women with significant risk, in and around the Halls Creek region. This role will operate largely in communities affected by multiple layers of trauma and inter-generational trauma.

Specifically, some of your key responsibilities will include:
* Providing primary health care to patients, including shifts in the clinic;
* Performing health checks on children aged between 0 and 5 years old;
* Identifying children at risk and developing/implementing management plans for these;
* Liaising with relevant agencies/departments to ensure care for children at risk, as well as for their families or care givers;
* Working closely with health professionals to develop programs that enhance the care, health and wellbeing of women, babies and families;
* Conducting health education with all children, parents and care givers' clients; and
* Providing supervision and train ing to other Aboriginal Health Workers that wish to be involved in the Child Health Program.

About the Benefits
YYMS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. You'll enjoy an incredible level of variety, with new locations and challenges each and every day!

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive remuneration (commensurate with experience and qualifications), plus a range of great benefits including:
* Annual airfares after 12 months of employment;
* Salary packaging options;
* 5 weeks of annual leave per year;
* Relocation assistance (negotiable); and
* Subsidised rental accommodation.

While you will face diverse new challenges in these roles, you will also enjoy worki ng in a close-knit and supportive work environment. This is a highly attractive opportunity for someone with a desire to make a difference in Aboriginal health!

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning outback location. Make a positive difference - Apply Now!

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