Midwife - Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service - Kununurra, WA

  • Employment Office
  • Darwin NT, Australia
  • 13 May, 2019
Permanent Full Time Midwife Registered Midwife Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife

Job Description

About the Organisation
OVAHS provides a comprehensive Primary Health Care service to Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley region in Western Australia using a holistic approach that includes a high standard of service delivery, the promotion of social justice and the overcoming of the health issues that affect so many people in the region.

Preventative and public health programs include Maternal and Child Health, Women's Health, Chronic Disease, Sexual Health and along with the OVAHS Social Support Unit which offers AOD, Mental Health Services, health promotion and education programs in the areas of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders prevention, smoking cessation, chronic disease prevention, childhood health promotion and sexual health.

OVAHS provides a fulfilling and stimulating work environment in a diverse range of areas for those seeking an exciting career in Indigenous Health.

About the Opportunity
The Or d Valley Aboriginal Health Service now has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Midwife to join their team of dedicated health professionals in Kununurra, WA on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Health Operations Manager and working within the Maternal and Child Health Team, your primary responsibility will be providing quality and client focused Primary Health Care services to Antenatal and Postnatal clients and families in the context of their cultural identity and social circumstances.

Specifically, you will be responsible for:
* Providing comprehensive Midwifery care, support and education to support women and families to achieve optimal levels of health during Pre-conception, Antenatal and Postnatal periods;
* Providing education, screening and referral for clients to encourage and support a healthy pregnancy including FASD prevention; QUIT Smoking in pregnancy, and Psychosocial risks; and
* Promotin g OVAHS service areas: Sexual Health, Maternal and Child Health, Women's Health and the Social Support Unit, FASD and Tackling Indigenous Smoking programs to clients.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Midwife wanting to break away from the mainstream hospital setting into a role that will give you more freedom of practice and more autonomy in the way maternal health services are delivered.

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About the Benefits
OVAHS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. It offers a stable, safe and supportive work environment with a large, multi-disciplinary team including doctors, nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers, an audiologist, dietitian, mental health workers and a social support unit.

This is a rewarding role that will offer you a high degree of autonomy in Midw ifery Care based on the Australian College of Midwives National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral together with the In Principle Agreement with Kununurra District Hospital.

Your dedication will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package circa $95,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience) plus a range of benefits to significantly increase the value of your overall remuneration package including:

Specific benefits include:
* 5 weeks annual leave per year plus additional leave over the Christmas/New Year break
* Up to 10 days study leave
* Salary packaging options
* Relocation assistance
* 17.5% leave loading (paid at the end of 12 months continual service)
* Annual flight allowance to Perth (paid at the end of 12 months continual service)
* Remote area allowance
* Uniform allowance
* Housing or rental assistance
* Electricity subsidy
* Public holidays as paid days off
* Sociable hours (Mon-Fri 8am-4.30pm)

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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