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Maternal & Early Childhood Sustained Home (Mecsh) Registered Nurse

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation - Tennant Creek, NT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Location: Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region

Job Title: Registered Nurse – Maternal & Early Childhood Sustained Home (MECSH) Program

Classification: Medical

Salary: $94,498 - $100,965per annum, negotiable with skills & experience.

Generous salary packaging: $15,899.94p/a

Professional development incentive: Allowance of $1,300p/a

Employment Type: Full Time

Reports to: Practice Nurse Manager

Employment conditions: Per AHAC Enterprise Agreement 2017 - 2020

Amazing further benefits including 6 weeks annual leave, free gym membership, free general dentistry, Remote retention allowance of $750 and Relocation assistance up to $5,000 to help you get settled into town!

Exciting opportunity for a full time Maternal & Early Childhood Sustained Home (MECSH) Visiting Program – Registered Nurse, based in Tennant Creek.

Join this community-based organisation and make a genuine difference to our community!

This is a Rewarding role where you will truly make a difference in the lives of our Remote Communities, providing the chance to experience real job satisfaction every day - don't miss out!

You will be joining a friendly and professional team, where you will receive personal and professional development opportunities from an employer who wants to provide optimum working conditions and will also benefit from free gym membership and free general dentistry!

About us

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation (AHAC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the Aboriginal people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region, dedicated to ‘Closing the Gap’ in Aboriginal health within remote Australia.

Anyinginyi consists of five different sections (Health Services, Business Services, Public Health Unit, Sports and Recreation, and Piliyintinji-Ki Stronger Families) which allow them to have a holistic approach to health ensuring that clients' physical and emotional health and wellbeing is given the utmost priority.

Anyinginyi's mission is to be a provider of high quality holistic primary health care services featuring prevention and treatment in the Barkly region in a culturally responsive way.

About the Tennant Creek region

Year round blue skies, stunning landscapes and vibrant, diverse and warm communities - that's life in the Northern Territory! Only a short flight from most Australian cities, Tennant Creek is not just a must-see destination renowned for its individual identity and rich cultural heritage but is a remarkable community to set up home in!

500km north of Alice Springs, Tennant Creek was once a rough and tumble droving town but is now a modern town and one of the Territory's most populated areas. It is home to a major regional hospital, a university, schools, shops and a supermarket, accommodation, bars, clubs and restaurants, banking facilities, sporting clubs and an airport - everything you need to set up a relaxing new lifestyle! People from all walks of life find themselves calling Tennant Creek home.

About the Role

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation has an exciting opportunity for a full time MECSH – Registered Nurse to join their Parlpuru Ninji Kari – Health Services Section, here in Tennant Creek. This role is offered on a Full Time basis.

Reporting to the Practice Nurse Manager, followed by Health Services Section Manager, the MECSH Registered Nurse will work as part of the Anyinginyi Health team, supporting a multidisciplinary and integrated community-based approach to maternal and early child health in accordance with MECSH program schedule.

More specifically, some of your duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Provide Assessment.
  • Screening.
  • Support Advice, specifically in relation to Infant and Child Health.
  • Referral services to vulnerable and at-risk mothers, families and care givers, with children up to the age of three years old and families of the Tennant Creek and surrounding communities.
  • Provide General Health care – assessment and management of a board range of problems in consultation with AHP’s, Doctors, other nurses of CARPA Standard Treatment Manual written protocols. Also deliver health checks and promote health awareness.

About you

To be considered for this position, you must be a Registered Nurse with current AHPRA Registration and acquire clinical skills and experience needed to work competently in remote areas. Related experience in Child and Maternal Health/ Development, Infant and Child Nutrition or Safety is essential, as is a strong knowledge of postnatal care, neonatal health and development, and breastfeeding experience.

Experience working with an Aboriginal organisation or communities will be highly regarded but is not essential, provided you are able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the issues pertaining to Aboriginal Primary Health Care and the social determinants of health in our surrounding communities.

An exceptional communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills needed to tailor your approach to the needs of each family and possess the ability to identify their strengths and build effective relationships with parents and children.

Visiting the homes of vulnerable/ at risk mothers throughout the Tennant Creek community you must be comfortable in providing support in a variety of areas and ensure there’s plenty of opportunity for discussion or clarification as you assist in clients fostering positive parenting skills and future-orientated families.

Please note: A National Police Clearance and Ochre Card (NT Working with Children’s) card obtainment is a requirement prior to commencement in this role. Please refer to NT Safe for further information.

You will also need to possess the following: 

Essential skills and experience:

  • Maintain confidentiality and work as a member of a high performing multi-disciplinary team.
  • Acknowledge and Respect Aboriginal values, beliefs, customs, language and traditional practices.
  • Maintain and develop culturally appropriate and accessible health services for women and Children.
  • Dispense pharmaceutical therapies, including the administration of vaccines and prescribed pharmaceuticals for common conditions.
  • Provide support in the following.
  • Specific care (Infant & Child development, immunisations, collaborate with stakeholders).
  • Management and teams (Manage project, safe work practices, Supervise).
  • Administration (Maintain clinical records, Written reports, Office equipment).
  • Research (Collect data on community health, ensure up to date register).

If you meet the above criteria and you’re interested in contributing to an organisation where you can really make a difference in our local community, we want to hear from you!

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Tennant Creek, NT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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