Permanent Full Time
Public Health Nurse
Are you an experienced Registered Nurse who's passionate about empowering individuals to have a voice in their health & wellbeing?
Rewarding opportunity to help improve sexual health screening & 'Close the Gap' in Aboriginal health - no weekend work required!
Attractive salary circa $95,000 - $100,000,plus a HUGE range of benefits including salary sacrificing, subsidised housing, relocation rebate & 14% leave loading!
Annual flight allowance, 5 weeks annual leave & 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
Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS) is currently seeking a full-time Registered Nurse (Sexual Health) to join their team in Kununurra, WA.
Reporting to the Health Operations Manager, you will be improving sexually transmitted infection (STI) and blood borne virus (BBV) screening, management, and education, promoting the integration of STI/BBV testing with existing primary health care services in response to a recent Syphilis outbreak and endemic levels of other STIs.
More specifically, you will be:
Developing strategies for increasing screening at a local level, particularly for at-risk individuals who have not been screened or are under-screened;
Facilitating community based health education and training regarding the risks, prevention, and management of STI/BBVs;
Working with a designated Community Liaison Officer to improve contact tracing processes and completeness;
Managing the TTANGO (Test Treat ANd GO) machine, ensuring calibration checks are completed and new clinical staff are trained in its use;
Practicing according to relevant management guidelines, including the Kimberley STI guidelines and national program guidelines for point of care syphilis testing;
Supporting the widespread uptake, implementation and revision of the Kimberley Sexual Health Protocols, including the development of new protocols as required; and
Seeking feedback from community and target groups, as well as ensuring the ongoing evaluation of screening coverage and uptake for clients.
For more information and the selection criteria, please click 'Apply' now!
About the Benefits
OVAHS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. They offer a stable, safe and supportive work environment with the opportunity to work with and gain experience from a large, multi-disciplinary team, including doctors, Aboriginal Health Workers, specialist allied health professionals and more!
Your dedication will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package circa $95,000 - $100,000, commensurate with your qualifications and experience. You would also enjoy a range of additional benefits to significantly increase the value of your overall remuneration package, including:
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)
Housing or rental assistance
Electricity subsidy; and
5 weeks annual leave, plus additional leave over the Christmas/New Year break!
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; and you'll have plenty of time to do so as, working clinic hours only (with no weekend shifts required) allows for a fantastic work/life balance!
This is an excellent opportunity to advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning outback location. Make a positive difference - Apply Now!
$95k-$100k + rent assistance, leave loading & more