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Enrolled Nurse

Enrolled Nurse

Normanton, Doomadgee, Mornington Island

Permanent - Full Time

Gidgee Healing (‘Gidgee’) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, representing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the Northwest, and Lower Gulf regions of Queensland. We are committed to supporting Aboriginal communities’ own solutions to living long healthy lives; strengthen their culture; and regain their spirit. Our mission is to provide holistic and culturally appropriate health services, underpinned by a philosophy of community participation, and with a strong focus on care coordination.

We provide a broad range of primary health care and aged care services, and we are now the largest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service provider by land area in Queensland. Our vast service footprint spans approximately 640,000 km2, including some 11,000 Indigenous people. Our service includes two Hospital and Health Service regions (Central West and Northwest) and shares its boundary with the Western Queensland Primary Health Network (WQPHN).

For more information, visit our website at www.gidgeehealing.com

 

Purpose

To assist in the delivery of culturally appropriate aged care nursing services to patients, to ensure the delivery of quality care, lifestyle, and accommodation services to the Community.

Functional Accountabilities

Functional accountabilities of this role include:

  • Assist with the provision of clinical nursing services, including residential and disability services care;
  • Assist with nursing education services;
  • Health assessments, treatment and ongoing care;
  • Deliver health programs; and
  • Records management, reports and data administration.

Selection Criteria

  • Certificate IV or Diploma of Nursing with current registration with AHPRA.
  • Demonstrated clinical experience, in particular the ability to support a team, and effectively plan and coordinate workload to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently and in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Awareness of local health issues and a demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite, or willingness and capacity to learn.
  • Awareness of and commitment to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Care.
  • Working knowledge of health issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a strong commitment to improving health outcomes.
  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.

Other Requirements

  • Current C Class Drivers License (QLD) – essential.
  • Satisfactory police check – no serious Criminal/Court record.
  • Current Blue Card (working with children and young people) or willingness to apply.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as required, including the requirement to travel, work and stay overnight for up to several days at a time in remote areas. 
  • Willingness to travel by road and small plane.

 

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity click APPLY! 

For further information on this role please contact Kate Troxell - Human Resources Officer on 0436 924 495, or email ktroxell@gidgeehealing.com



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