Primary Health Care Nurse

Primary Health Care Nurse

Location: Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia

Remuneration & Benefits:

  •  Base Salary: $119,642.94 per annum
  • 6 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  •  Availability leave incentive – potential to be eligible for availability leave every 12 weeks continuous employment on Ngaanyatjarra, this includes $2,353 gross return airfare allowance each time.
  • Rent free fully furnished house
  • Mobile reception available in the community
  • PBI Salary Packaging

About the role:

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience parts of outback Australia that most Australians will never see. As a Primary Health Care Nurse you will be working as a part of multidisciplinary team within Ngaanyatjarra Health Service. You will contribute and support the overall multidisciplinary and integrated approach to the remote health team’s endeavour to treat illness, promote well-being, provide education and training and encourage community health action promoting a comprehensive Primary Health Care service.

The successful applicant will have 5-10 years post graduate experience and be a registered nurse with AHPRA.

The successful applicant will be highly self-motivated and driven and provided the experiences of a life time travelling by 4WD or plane in remote areas and learn about the Ngaanyatjarra people and their culture.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a National Police Check, Working with Children Check and must hold a current Australian Manual Drivers Licence.

About us:

Ngaanyatjarra health service is an Aboriginal community controlled health service located in the Ngaanyatjarra land that strives to work with indigenous and non-indigenous people the malparara way [two-way learning] as a part of the Ngaanyatjarra community to promote the health and wellbeing of people in the Lands.   

Life on the Ngaanyatjarra lands:

The Ngaanyatjarra Lands cover a vast area of approximately 250,000km2 in the east of Western Australia, up to the Northern Territory and South Australian borders. The communities we service are scattered across the Great Victorian and Gibson Deserts. Approximately 2,000 Ngaanyatjarra people live in the communities on the Lands. Most people in the region speak Ngaanyatjarra as a first language. Some people may also speak English, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara, Noongar and other regional Indigenous languages.

The Ngaanyatjarra Lands are serviced weekly by a regional air service, Chartair, providing RPT (regular public transport) flights into each community. Each community has Telstra mobile phone coverage (excluding Kiwirrkurra) and broadband internet.

The Successful Applicant Will Possess:


  •  5-10 years post graduate experience
  • Current unrestricted AHPRA registration
  • Basic Life Support or CPR (current)
  • Completion of REC, MEC, Pharmacotherapy course or willingness to complete these courses in the first twelve months of employment
  • Willingness and capacity to work within a multicultural and cross cultural environment.
  •  Current Australian Manual Drivers Licence
  • Current National Police Clearance and WA Working with Children Clearance or the ability to obtain.
  •  Ability to travel regional, remote and interstate on unsealed roads by 4WD or by light aircraft.



  • Relevant post-registration qualification(s).
  • Working knowledge of computerised information systems.
  • Qualification in Remote Nursing practice, or equivalent.
  • Recognised immunisation course certificate



Confidential enquiries regarding this role can be made by contacting Human Resources in 89554772.


The application process requires a Cover Letter, resume including two professional referees and a response to the selection criteria. 

To apply and for more information, please visit the website: 


Applications close Friday 29 May 2020