Remote Area Nurse – Marthakal Homelands – Galiwinuku

  • Support Yolgnu Aboriginal culture and build stronger relationships
  • Above award salary with benefits such as salary sacrifice and housing
  • Family friendly Community
  • Work life balance-minimal on call required!
Why Marthakal Homelands Health Service?
MHHS, situated on Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island), is a mobile Yolgnu Medical Service covering 15,000 square kilometers in the remote East Arnhem Land with a population between around 250. There are 29 homelands in the Marthakal Homelands region, for which the medical service is on 24 hours emergency call. Being a mobile medical service means that the health team travel in small planes and four-wheel drive vehicles to conduct clinics out on the homelands. What medical equipment can’t be packed can’t be taken, so compact sturdy anti shock equipment is used.
What’s in it for you?
  • Excellent RN4 salary of $109,000 – $118,000 per annum plus salary sacrificing/super
  • Annual bonus and 6 weeks’ annual leave
  • Work life balance with limited on call required
  • Accommodation provided as well as freight and internet allowance
  • $10,000 Relocation support for eligible candidates
  • Fares out of isolated locations (FOIL) at least once every six months
  • Live and work in a community steeped in traditions and culture
  • Short term contracts considered – minimum 3 months.
What’s the role?
  • Responding to health needs on Homelands in an effective and timely manner with an expected health outcome
  • Chronic disease management
  • Using skills and knowledge to deliver quality health care and meet all legal obligations
  • Supporting and participating in all initiatives and change processes that aim to improve service delivery
  • Travel by 4WD/light aircraft required
Is the role right for you?
  • A relevant tertiary qualification degree and current registration with AHPRA
  • Ideally experience working and living in a remote Indigenous community, which is an alcohol free environment
  • Demonstrated ability to engage effectively and sensitively with Indigenous people for whom English is not their first language
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to work autonomously and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team in a small, remote Aboriginal Controlled Health Service delivering primary and dental health care
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of social determinants of health issues affecting Aboriginal people
  • Ability to undergo a successful Criminal History and Working with Children’s Check, and gain/maintain a current NT Drivers Licence
What’s it like living in Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island)?
The advantages of living and working in remote East Arnhem Land are varied and interesting and provide a pathway to develop skills in chronic disease, tropical medicine, Aboriginal health and rural health, that could not be experienced in other regions of Australia. You are able to enhance your emergency medicine skills, whilst contributing to improved health outcomes for the Marthakal Homelands region. The challenges are as diverse as the landscape, but the opportunities to achieve your professional and lifestyle goals are immense.
If this sounds like a role for you, we want to hear from you. Apply today by clicking the “Apply for this job” link.
Want to find out more about this opportunity? Please contact Lauren Lester on 08 8982 1002 or

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