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Casual Nurse/Midwife

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Position Type
Part Time
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$101,679 - $108,640 FTE per annum (RN 3.1 - 3.3)


Established in 1991, Danila Dilba Health Service (DDHS) is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation committed to providing culturally appropriate, comprehensive primary health care services and community development within the Biluru (Aboriginal) community of the Yilli Rreung (Greater Darwin) Region in the Northern Territory.

We work to address the social determinants of health including the broader issues that affect our people’s health, through evidence-based research and public advocacy. We also work to empower individuals, families, and communities to optimise their health.


The Registered Nurse/Midwife will provide Maternal Antenatal and Postnatal (MAPs) care to women throughout their pregnancy journey resulting in optimal maternal and newborn outcomes for Danila Dilba Health Service clients. 


  • Monitor progress of patients including identifying problems, so staff resources and care can be altered appropriately.
  • Actively participate in the delivery of direct clinical care to mothers and babies.
  • Provide comprehensive culturally appropriate antenatal and postnatal clinical midwifery services to patients.
  • Provide maternity education, particularly antenatal and postnatal education.
  • Provide a range of screening, treatment, and education in relation to all aspects of women’s health.
  • Work closely with general practitioners, Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHP’s) and Family Support Workers’ (FSW) providing assistance in consultations as needed.
  • Appropriate allocation, monitoring and timely follow up of antenatal and postnatal recalls.
  • Providing appropriate clinical midwifery care consistent with the requirements of the role (this may be in the client’s home or clinic setting)



  • Current registration as a Nurse and Midwife with AHPRA.
  • A minimum of three years clinical experience together with high level skills in patient education.
  • Experience working in antenatal and postnatal care outside of the acute setting.
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history and knowledge of issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team in a cross cultural and complex environment.
  • Qualifications or experience in family planning, women’s health care delivery and promotion
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team, with strong organisational skills and demonstrated ability to plan, manage and prioritise tasks and resources to deliver outcomes within time and budget considerations.
  • Proven high level oral and written communication skills including liaison, negotiation, and conflict resolution with people from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds.
  • Experience with clinical practice software and high-level competency in the maintaining of patient records and monitoring of patient recall systems; and,
  • Demonstrated high standard of communication and cross-cultural awareness.


  • Experience in working in an Aboriginal Community controlled Health Service (ACCHO) or similar complex and high-risk environment.
  • Experience in facilitating educational workshops and antenatal classes.
  • Current About Giving Vaccines (AGV) Certificates and competent in Implanon insertions and CST screening.
  • Experience in Communicare

Maggie O’Sullivan (Senior Manager – Child and Family Services) 0457843222

Appointment is subject to

  • Willingness to undergo a Police Check
  • Ability and willingness to obtain a Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card)
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Current CPR certificate or the preparedness to obtain one within 6 months of commencement.
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 or an exemption as listed on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) be submitted.
  • Full rights to work in Australia
  • Darwin’s only Aboriginal community-controlled health service
  • Great opportunity to work flexible hours.  
  • Casual hourly rates including a 25% loading.

Select “Apply now” and you will be directed to the full position description.


Danila Dilba Health Service is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised we will conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

To work with DDHS you must hold, or be willing to obtain, a current police check, a valid NT working with children's card, a current CPR certificate and full vaccination against COVID-19, or an exemption as listed on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

Only those with full working rights will be considered for this position.


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