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Registered Nurse - Aged Care


Job Description:

  • Are you a Registered Nurse looking for an Aged Care role with a difference?
  • Rare opportunity to support the residents of a unique Aged Care Facility in remote Australia!
  • Attractive salary package of $166,542 plus free, fully furnished accommodation, 9 weeks annual leave, relocation assistance & more!

About Nganampa Health Council

Nganampa Health Council is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north west of South Australia. Across this area, NHC operates seven clinics, the Tjilpi Pampaku Ngura Aged Care facility and assorted health related programs including aged care, sexual health, environmental health, health worker training, dental, women’s health, male health, children’s health, immunisation, eye health and mental health.

Widely recognised as being an exemplary Aboriginal health service, they have sustained a national reputation for best practice clinical services and leading edge collaborative program research and development. Their successes include significantly reducing the rates of sexually transmitted infections, increasing birth weights through their antenatal program, consistently keeping childhood immunisation rates at over 90% (some years at 100%), and providing high quality residential and respite aged care at their Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura aged care facility.

About the Opportunity

Nganampa Health Council now has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Registered Nurse to join their dedicated Aged Care team in the Pukatja, a remote town in APY Lands, SA.

As the sole Registered Nurse at the facility, you will be responsible for the day-to-day clinical care of around 6-12 residents at a time, working closely with a team of Enrolled Nurses and PCAs to ensure each client is receiving quality support in line with fluctuating health needs. This role is based predominantly from the Residential Care Facility, with occasional travel to clients in the community as required.

Your key responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Preparing, monitoring and reviewing clinical care plans, undertaking regular health checks and assessments;
  • Liaising with wider health team to identify resident care needs, plan interventions and review care outcomes;
  • Working with the Aged Care Program and Facility managers to support the training, supervision and mentoring of the staff in the Aged Care Program;
  • Maintaining accurate, up to date records and documentation, in line with relevant legislation and reporting requirements; and
  • Acting as the initial link between the Pukatja Clinic and Aged Care Facility, liaising with residents of the Facility and older Anangu in the Pukatja Clinic catchment area.

Please note: In line with new Federal Government requirements, you will also be the Facility's appointed Infection Prevention Control (IPC) lead, and be required to undertake additional training in order to promote ongoing best practice and provide advice or oversight on day-to-day operations and IPC measures.

At Nganampa Health Council, our people are our greatest strength.

To be considered, you must be an AHPRA-recognised Registered Nurse, with demonstrated post-graduate experience in aged care.

A flexible and adaptable individual, you'll be able to work both autonomously and collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural environment.

Experience in rural/remote aged care or with an Aboriginal health service would be highly regarded, but is not essential provided you're willing to listen and learn from the local communities and are genuinely passionate about making a difference.

Friendly and empathetic, you will be comfortable building relationships with people of all walks of life, from your clients, the wider health team, other service providers and community members.

Finally, you will be dedicated to delivering high-quality care, with the clinical skills needed to assess, treat and manage a wide variety of complex acute and chronic medical illnesses, and be committed to transferring health skills to local Anangu health workers and clients wherever possible.

Please Note: If successful you must be willing to comply with NHC’s immunisation requirements and undergo a Police Check and a Working With Children Check. A manual driver's licence is essential and 4WD experience would be a bonus, with a 2-day 4WD training course available if required.

Why Join the Nganampa Health Team?

This is a rare opportunity to help support the health and wellbeing of residents in some of Australia's most stunning remote communities.

On offer is an attractive salary package of $166,542 (commensurate with experience and qualifications), leave loading and allowances, plus super, with employment conditions as per the current Community Health Nursing Nganampa Health Council EA Agreement.

Further benefits include:

  • 9 weeks annual leave;
  • Study leave in order to plan and develop your career;
  • Ongoing training and development;
  • Relocation assistance;
  • Annual airfares; and
  • Fully furnished housing, including utilities (electricity, gas and basic essentials)!

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

About Pukatja and the APY Lands

The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yunkunytjatjara (APY) Lands cover over 100,000 square kilometres of remote South Australia, near the intersection of the SA, NT and WA borders. Home to around 3000 people, spread over seven main communities and seventeen homelands, the land was returned to the traditional owners in 1981.

Approximately 330 km south west of Alice Springs, Pukatja (formerly Ernabella) is a remote SA town with a population ranging between 600 and 700 people. With a local school, TAFE campus and single supermarket, the town is small but well-resourced, and is also home to the longest running Aboriginal art centre in Australia, which has been operating since 1948.

This is a unique opportunity to explore parts of Australia rarely seen by travellers, as you support, work with and learn from some of Australia's most remote communities - APPLY NOW!


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Full time


APY Lands, SA, Australia


Registered Nurse - Aged Care


Health Care




$166,542.00 per year