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Acute Registered Nurse

Job Category
Position Type
Full Time
Application Closing Date
$116,675 - $125,349


  • Palmerston location – Fulltime
  • Be at the heart of our vital work in Indigenous primary healthcare
  • Attractive salary and opportunities to learn and progress

We have a great opportunity for a motivated and passionate Acute Registered Nurse to join our team.  Take on an important role where you’ll improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians by listening to, and building trust with, our clients and the wider community. We’ll provide great learning opportunities, giving you the chance to grow your skills and progress your career.

About us:

Established in 1991, Danila Dilba Health Service is a community organisation providing comprehensive primary health care to Biluru communities in the Yilli Rreung Region of the Northern Territory. We aim to improve the physical, mental, spiritual, cultural and social wellbeing of our clients through innovative comprehensive programs based on principles of equity, access, empowerment, determination and collaboration.

About the opportunity:

You will make a real impact with us, connecting our health practitioners and wider team with our clients and community. You’ll join a united team, truly dedicated to our mission.

   Your role will involve facilitating the delivery of acute care and emergency management of clients presenting to clinics within Danila Dilba Health Services, by providing high quality, comprehensive and               culturally appropriate clinical care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients of the greater Darwin Area.

You’ll IMPACT the community, helping close the gap in Indigenous healthcare and wellbeing, one helping hand at a time.

You’ll be PROUD, both of the work you do and who you work for.

You’ll work with a TEAM, alongside people who are down to earth and truly dedicated to what we do.

You’ll EXPERIENCE and learn something new every day through the variety of your role.

You’ll embrace the OPPORTUNITY to grow your skills and progress your career

As part of this role, you will:

  • Provide best practice, evidence based acute care including emergency care according to CARPA guidelines,
  • Maintain clinic emergency room to DDHS and AGPAL standards.
  • Collaboration with members of the DDHS multidisciplinary team and external services to facilitate care and follow up of clients to support optimal health outcomes, including recalls where required.
  • Provide education, mentoring of trainees and in-services as required on topics relating to the acute and emergency care;
  • Assist GP’s and other medical staff with procedures/office tests including but not limited to ECG, Spirometry etc
  • Screen patients, attend health check and assist in the provision of chronic care as required.
  • Management of acute and chronic, simple and complex wounds.
  • Liaise and attend school health check program as required

Are you the right person?

  • Current registration as a Nurse with AHPRA;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in acute and/or emergency care;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in cannulation and venepuncture;
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, liaison, negotiation and conflict resolution with people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history and knowledge of issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • Ability to work independently, and as a member of a team, with strong organisational skills and demonstrated ability to plan, manage and prioritise tasks;
  • Demonstrated high level computer skills, including experience using Microsoft Word and Excel (or similar) as well as the ability to use clinical practice software;
  • Demonstrated high standard of written skills in the preparation of detailed reports, general correspondence and documentations with an understanding of confidentiality.

We want you to be proud of both the work you do and of who you work for! Follow your path at Danila Dilba - where every person matters.


For further information, please contact Corinne Swan on 0427 818 151 or at Corinne.Swan@ddhs.org.au

Applications close: 10 August 2020

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