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Registered Nurse - Mount Isa

Job Classification
Registered Nurse (General)
Job Type
Full Time
Start timeframe
Immediately
Location
mount isa QLD 4825
Posted By
Health Workforce

Practice/Organisation Information:

This Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service has a strategic direction determined by a Board of Directors comprising Aboriginal people from across the region, as well as two skills-based Directors. The organisational mission and vision statements demonstrate a commitment to providing holistic and culturally appropriate health services, underpinned by a philosophy of community participation, and a with a strong focus on care coordination.

This is the only Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service representing the health needs of the Aboriginal people residing in the Mt Isa, North West and Lower Gulf regions of Queensland, with the primary aim of supporting Aboriginal communities’ own solutions to living long healthy lives; strengthening our culture; and regaining our spirit. The organisation's footprint is now the largest single Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service provider land area in Queensland, spanning approximately 640,000 km2 and including some 11,000 Indigenous persons. The service area comprises 20 Native Title group land areas; 12 Local Governments Areas; the two Queensland State seats of Mount Isa and Gregory; and two House of Representative Divisions, Kennedy and Maranoa. It also includes two Hospital and Health Service regions (Central West and North West) and shares its boundary with the Western Queensland Primary Health Network (WQPHN).

The practice provides a broad range of primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the region; including GPs, Nursing; Aboriginal Health Workers/Aboriginal Health Practitioners; Allied Health professionals; Maternal and Child Health; and visiting Medical Specialists. The practice also provides a range of family-focused Mental Health and Wellbeing services, as the lead agent for both headspace Mt Isa and the Normanton Recovery and Community Wellbeing Service.
 
The practice is currently experiencing a period of very strong organisational growth; expanding the scope and frequency of the services it provides across the Mt Isa and Lower Gulf regions. A significant proportion of the Primary Health Care and Maternal and Child Health Services historically provided by mainstream providers across the region are now transitioning to a community-controlled model of care to be delivered by the organisation.
 
Position Description:

The Registered Nurse reports to the Mount Isa Practice Manager and is part of the Health Services team. 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.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Current unconditional nursing registration through AHPRA with a minimum of five 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.
  • 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.

About Mount Isa:

Mount Isa is a mining Town that has grown to be a modern, well-appointed centre of 23,000 people. It is a very cosmopolitan place, with 56 different national origins living and working together in harmony.

The progressive city of Mount Isa is the most important industrial, commercial and administrative centre in Inland Queensland, Australia. Queensland is the second largest state or territory in Australia. Situated 977 kilometres west of Townsville, Mount Isa is an important railhead; has an airport with facilities for jets and is a key road hub for the extensive system of highways linking Brisbane, Townsville, Alice Springs and Darwin
 
For more information on this position, please contact our team!


Please apply via the 'Apply Now' button on this page.
 

Following successful placement, eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives. This position may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development.

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Job Type
Business Type
Community Health Service
Job Title
Registered Nurse - Mount Isa
Salary / Pay Details
Negotiable
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Posted By
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Job Reference
JOB -10003051
Location
mount isa QLD 4825
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