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Diabetes Educator - 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 – Diabetes Educator

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 Registered Nurse – Diabetes Educator,

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!

About us

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation (AHAC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation with approximately 120 employees across a diverse range of services, 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 Registered Nurse – Diabetes Educator 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 Registered Nurse – Diabetes Educator requires strict confidentiality, initiative and innovation.

This position necessitates strong relationships with clients, effective collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues within the Health Services Section as well as other service providers, and an holistic philosophy to overall good health and wellbeing. More specifically, the responsibilities of this position will assist Anyinginyi to work toward improving Aboriginal health in Tennant Creek and surrounding region.

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

  • Contributes to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions through better access to coordinated and multidisciplinary care.
  • Contributes to closing the gap in life expectancy by improved access to culturally appropriate mainstream primary health care services (including but not limited to general practice, allied health and specialists) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to understand diabetes and how to manage it.
  • Advises on the importance of following a care plan, which may include structured support for diabetes self-management and assistance with care plan compliance.
  • Provides support in identifying signs that the client’s condition may require further assistance from a health professional.
  • Maximises community and individual self-reliance, self-care and participation.
  • Involves collaboration with other agencies and sector to support an integrated referral and advocacy system.
  • Involves documentation and procedural adherence, including Medicare billing.

Administration and general

  • Identify and maintain a register of all people within Anyinginyi’s service delivery area with diabetes.
  • Maintain high quality of practice knowledge, skills and expertise through active participation in professional development including current registration with AHPRA, meeting the continuing professional development standards set by AHPRA, and meeting any other Mandatory Registration Standards.
  • Provide advice to clients on diet, smoking, alcohol, other drugs and other lifestyle issues which relate to health and wellbeing.
  • Provide capacity building education and information sessions to community.
  • Involve traditional elders and leaders in promoting health and wellbeing within the community.
  • Work within limits of confidentiality and privacy appropriate to this portfolio.
  • Participate in staff training and development, organisation-wide, site based team meetings, collaborative planning activities and other meetings or activities relevant to this position.
  • Travel to remote communities.


  • Maintain the Anyinginyi client registration in accordance with client information systems – Communicare as well as Medicare Closing the Gap (CTG) e-PIP guidelines.
  • Work closely with the GPs and other health professionals (including locum staff) to ensure that services offered to clients’ meet contemporary standards for high quality care and consistency with diabetes treatment and management including telehealth consultations.
  • Provide high quality diabetes nursing care to individuals with diabetes, their families and support network.
  • Provide high quality diabetes education to individuals with diabetes, their families and support network.
  • Provide high quality health living education with diabetes, their families and their support network.
  • Be familiar with and competent in the use of standard basic medical equipment.
  • Dispense pharmaceutical therapies, including the administration of vaccines and prescribed pharmaceuticals for common conditions.
  • Assist in implementation of quality assurance and other evaluation programs to ensure a high quality of clinical care.
  • All clinicians are expected to work as part of the team in a variety of clinical activities. These may include cold chain/vaccine fridge management, infectious disease/hazardous waste management, packing of pathology specimens and infection control.

Community Care

  • Work closely with all Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs) to improve engagement and access by Aboriginal clients to health services and the attendance for necessary recalls.
  • Participate in dealing with issues affecting the social and emotional wellbeing of the community in line and associated with diabetes activities.
  • Deliver health education and health promotion.
  • Facilitate and participate in the opportunistic and community screening activities.
  • Visit remote communities as required and as negotiated with the Practice Nurse Manager and the Health Services Section Manager.

Management and Teams

  • Advocate for rights and needs of individuals, families and communities on health related issues.
  • Demonstrate safe work practices.
  • Provide informal training, specifically support and education for AHPs, Doctors, RNs and other Health Centre support staff where relevant and necessary.


  • Accurately record and collect data on community health.
  • Contribute to clinical reports and research activities.

About you

To be considered for this position, you must be a Registered Nurse with current AHPRA Registration, with a Graduate certificate in Diabetes Education and/or relevant experience providing clinical care and education to individuals with diabetes. 

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.

A thorough understanding of the primary health care system and issues relevant to closing the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including the ability to communicate and support the delivery of culturally responsive programs and services.

A Confident communicator with the ability to conduct 1-on-1 and group sessions to educate clients and staff on best practice for diabetes health management, and you will be innovative in your response to the changing health needs of Aboriginal clients, with a willingness to incorporate local values and protocols in wellbeing programs and services.

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:

Administration and general

  • Organise and participate in clinical supervision so as to continuously provide to high and expected standards.
  • Initiate and participate in health promotion activities aimed at individual and population health preventative initiatives, ensuring all program material and content is up to date, appropriate, relevant and engaging for the target audience.
  • Identify and manage risk or potential risk to clients in order to reduce immediate concerns.
  • Foster a professional and culturally safe work environment through supportive and effective management of identified program portfolios.


  • Provide general health care – assessment and management of a broad range of clinical problems in consultation with AHPs, Doctors and other RNs in line with the CARPA Standard Treatment Manual protocols.
  • Work effectively as a member of a culturally responsive multi-disciplinary team.
  • Document a generic care pathway to form the basic framework for treatment and care, utilising existing electronic health record systems and appropriate checklists to optimise Medicare billing.

Community Care

  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders and service providers in the Barkly Region with a focus on adopting an holistic approach to ensure agencies are working together to address the key responsibilities of this position.
  • Deliver environmental health care.
  • Provide capacity building education and information sessions to community where required.

Management and Teams

  • Cohesive team work to deliver effective health outcomes.
  • Participate in the implementation of disaster plans.
  • Manage identified and specific projects from time to time.

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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