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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

Mount Isa

Full Time

Closes Wednesday, 7th of December 2022

The Registered Nurse reports operationally to the Clinics Manager

The Registered Nurse is responsible for the following:

  • Provide high quality nursing practice including assessment, examination, treatment and case management, along with contributing to the development of models of holistic health incorporating continuity of care;
  • Works within a clinical team environment with the aim of improving the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the provision of comprehensive and culturally valid primary health care services.

Selection Criteria

 

  • Current unconditional nursing registration through AHPRA with a minimum of two years’ experience as a Registered Nurse;
  • Demonstrated ability to comply with the professional code of ethics and function in accordance with legislation affecting nursing practice;
  • It is an essential requirement of the position that the applicant holds (or is willing to obtain within 6 months of starting):
    • National recognised qualification in Phlebotomy
    • Immunisation endorsement
  • A comprehensive understanding 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;
  • Commitment to the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Health Control Service;
  • Demonstrated skill in working in a primary care setting, in particular the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with a sound understanding of your role in the cycle of care for a client
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written skills with particular emphasis on interpersonal communication skills, confidentiality and record keeping
  • Computer literate and ability to work effectively with electronic client record systems
  • 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 planes.

Desirable:

  • A local Aboriginal or Islander person, with established connections to the region.
  • Current Immunisation endorsement and experience
  • Experience working within a general practice setting
  • Training under the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP)
  • Training in Implanon insertion and removal

Practical Requirements:

  • Current C Class Drivers Licence (QLD) – essential
  • Satisfactory police check – no serious Criminal/Court record
  • Current Blue Card (working with children and young people) or willingness to apply for a Blue Card
  • 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 planes

If you are interested in applying for this position click APPLY! Applications are to be submitted by COB Wednesday the 7th of December 2022.

For further information please contact Kate Troxell on 0436 924 495, or ktroxell@gidgeehealing.com

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