Outreach Midwife/Women's Health Nurse

  • Employment Office
  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • 07 Jan, 2019
Full time Midwife

Job Description

Your new career
Nganampa Health Council now has an exciting opportunity for a full-time, Outreach Midwife/ Women's Health Nurse to join their dedicated team.

In this role, you will be based on the APY lands and will deliver outreach midwifery services and women's health care at Nganampa Health Council (NHC) clinics on the APY Lands, providing clinical assistance, supervision and guidance to clinical staff.

Working under the direction of the Medical Director and Clinical Services Manager, your responsibilities will include:
- Prioritising service delivery of antenatal and postnatal care, other women's health care and education;
- Undertaking cervix screening activities;
- Assisting in the coordination of the bi-annual breast screen and regular gynaecologist visits;
- Providing orientation, clinical education, up-skilling, ment oring and support to midwives, RN's and Aboriginal Health Workers (AHW) working at NHC clinics on the APY Lands; and
- Promoting the delivery of Primary Health Care and the involvement of Anangu Health Workers in all aspects of women's health care.

Why join the Nganampa Health team
On offer is an extremely attractive salary package of up to $193,000 (commensurate with experience). Cash benefits are valued at $161,224, and non­cash benefits valued at $31,900 including tax savings of up to $16,900.

Successful candidates will also be supplied with rent-free modern accommodation, including all rent, electricity, gas and basic essentials!

Further benefits include:
- 9 weeks leave per year;
- Study leave in order to plan and develop your career;
- Travel subsidies; and
- Full support from the health team

For those recruited from outside Central Australia, relocation assistance and an economy airfare for you and your dependents will be provided to assist you in relocating to the APY Lands, in addition to an annual economy airfare being provided for you and your dependents to/from your place of recruitment! You will also be provided with a fully maintained 4WD for travel.

Your new company
Nganampa Health Council is an Aboriginal owned and controlled health organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north-western region of South Australia. The APY Lands cover roughly 103,000 square km, with a population of approx. 3,000 Anangu people. The region is freehold land controlled by the Anangu people.

Across this area, Nganampa Health operates seven clinics, an aged care facility and assorted health-related programs including aged care, sexual health, environmental health, dental, women's health, men's health, children's health and mental health.

Nganampa Health Council is widely recognised as being an exemplary Aboriginal health service in the country. Their successes include significantly reducing the rates of sexually transmitted infections, increasing birth weights through their antenatal program, consistently keeping childhood immunisation rates at 100% and providing high quality residential and respite aged care at their Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura aged care facility.

This is a unique cultural experience with a well established and supportive health organisation - to make a difference in women's health, click 'APPLY NOW'!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Please note: Applications will close at 5:00 pm, Friday 8th February, 2019

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