About the Organisation
The Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service. Commencing in 1978, BRAMS was the first remote Aboriginal Medical Service in Western Australia. BRAMS is governed by a Board of Directors elected by its members.
BRAMS provides comprehensive, holistic and culturally responsive primary health care services to Aboriginal people living in Broome.
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About the Kimberley Region
The Kimberley region is located in the northern part of Western Australia and covers about 421,000 square kilometres.
The Kimberley has only three towns with a population of more than 2,000 (Broome, Derby and Kununurra), and the total population is around 37,000. In addition to the sealed Route 1 which runs along the southern part of the area, the unsealed Gibb River Road runs through the heart of the region from Derby to the highway near Kununurra.
Industries in the region have included pearling (a big industry in Broome for many years until the 1940s), mining (including the Argyle Diamond mine, which began operation in 1983 and is still producing about 1/3 of the world’s diamonds), agriculture (centred on the Ord River Irrigation Area near Lake Argyle) and tourism. The geology of the area is varied and fascinating, as well as producing some spectacular scenery.
About the Opportunity
BRAMS have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Chronic Disease Nurse to join their close-knit team on a full-time basis.
As the Chronic Disease Nurse you will work collaboratively with clients, General Practitioners, Aboriginal Health Workers and external health providers, to provide responsive multidisciplinary care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic diseases to optimise health outcomes.
Some of your key responsibilities will include:
- Ensuring all patients with chronic disease are receiving timely reviews and follow ups.
- Provide a high standard of contemporary chronic disease care and clinical management of chronic disease patients.
- Creating and maintaining recall lists for clients including adult health checks, development and follow up of GP Management Plans and Team Care Arrangements.
- Facilitate self-management and provide education for individual clients re their condition(s), care plan, goals and support engagement with BRAMS.
- Deliver health promotional and education to individuals and community group to increase awareness and prevention of chronic conditions and promote healthy lifestyle choices.
BRAMS are seeking a candidate who has previous experience within an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Service and AHPRA Registered Health Professional.
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About the Benefits
This position is an incredibly rare opportunity to join a well-established and supported Aboriginal Medical Service within a pivotal role. BRAMS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, staff development programs are not only encouraged but are often paid for by BRAMS. These are highly attractive opportunities for someone with a desire to develop their professional knowledge and experience in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health!
In addition to the opportunity to cement your career, you’ll be rewarded with a highly attractive remuneration package, circa $96,401 plus super and, including;
- 5 weeks Annual Leave;
- 17.5% leave loading paid on 5 weeks ARL;
- Annual airfare of $1,285 after 12 months of continuous service;
- Generous Salary Sacrifice Scheme
Working closely with patients, their families and carers, this is a role where you will witness the direct positive impact you’re making in the community, as part of a close-knit team. You will be continually recognised for your dedication and hard work!
Don’t miss this exciting and rewarding opportunity to have a positive impact on the health outcomes of Indigenous communities in the spectacular Kimberley region – Apply Now!
Closes Wednesday 17th August 2022
For any further information, please contact Delia Lawford via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 08 9192 1338