01 May, 2020

Registered Nurse - Midwife

$91,000 yearly
  • Employment Office
  • Kununurra WA, Australia
Full time Child Health Maternal and Child Health Midwife Nurse Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

  • Are you an experienced Registered Nurse - Midwife seeking to make positive strides in the field of Aboriginal health?
  • Rewarding opportunity to work autonomously within indigenous communities to improve antenatal and child health care!
  • HUGE range of benefits to significantly improve your remuneration, subsidised housing, relocation rebate, flights and more!
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year PLUS additional leave over Christmas/New Year giving you time to explore the magnificent sights of the Kimberley region!

About the Organisation

Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS) provides comprehensive Primary Health Care services to Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. With a holistic approach that includes a high standard of service delivery and the promotion of social justice, they empower individuals, families, and communities to make positive changes for their health and wellbeing.

About the Opportunity

The Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service now has an opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse - Midwife to join their team in Kununurra, WA on a permanent 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 within the context of their cultural identity and social circumstances.

More specifically, your responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • 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;
  • Providing clinical nursing care to children 0 to 15 years of age;
  • Promoting 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;
  • Working with external agencies to deliver best practice client care including: Community Health, Mental Health, Department of Child Protection and family support, Environmental Health, and Hospital Services;
  • Collaborating with relevant agencies/services and acting as a client advocate for the provision of early prevention and intervention programs/plans to achieve desired health outcomes; and
  • Performing clinical duties in all areas of the health service as requested.

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 Midwifery 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 $91,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience) plus a range of benefits to significantly increase the value of your overall remuneration package including:

  • 5 weeks annual leave per year plus additional leave over the Christmas/New Year break
  • Up to 10 days study leave
  • Salary packaging options
  • 14% leave loading
  • Annual flight allowance to Perth (paid at the end of 12 months continual service)
  • $3000 relocation rebate (paid at the end of 12 months continual service)
  • Uniform allowance
  • Housing or rental assistance
  • Electricity subsidy
  • Public holidays as paid days off
  • Clinic hours only (no weekend work!)

With Australia’s most stunning landscapes on your doorstep and an incredible outdoor lifestyle on offer, the Kimberley is the place to be to make the most of life’s adventures.

About Kununurra

Located in the East Kimberley, 3200km from Perth and 800km from Darwin, the picturesque town is home to approximately 6,000 people. During the tourist seasons, this swells to approximately 10,000 people. Kununurra has well developed infrastructure, including a modern hospital, leisure and aquatic centre, shopping centre, and specialty shops.


$91,000 + a HUGE range of benefits incl relocation


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