Registered Nurse

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Department of Health

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Registered Nurse

Job ID: 11305
Job Views: 40
Location: Kununurra
Post Code: 6743
Category: Healthcare & Medical
Employment Type: Full-time, Part-time
Posted: 14/05/2024


Salary:  RN Level 1 $75,957 - $96,712 p.a pro rata (plus 11% superannuation) Location:  Kununurra Unit/Division:  Kimberley - Kununurra Hospital - Perioperative Work Type:  Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time Position No:  00615275 Closing Date:  2024-05-27 4:00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD) Attachments: 615275 jdf 2022-06 kwhchs knx registered nurse rn level 1.pdf
belong - wa health incentives.pdf
country nursing and midwifery incentive program flyer.pdf
hecs-help incentive flyer.pdf
relocation assistance for health professionals.pdf
wachs employee private health fund benefits flyer.pdf
wachs pre-employment health assessment policy.pdf

This is for a Fixed Term or Permanent Opportunity

Job Requirements:

Come for the adventure and stay for the people, scenery and amazing sunsets …

  • Great benefits including location allowance, annual travel allowance and an additional week annual leave
  • Generous Salary Packaging Benefits
  • The Country Nursing & Midwifery Incentive Program
  • As a WA Country Health Service employee, you’re entitled to discounts across some private health care funds. Please see attached flyer for further details.

To be successful, you will have...

  • Eligibility for registration in the category of Registered Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • Demonstrated competent nursing practice within the Perioperative setting.
  • Demonstrated competence in planning, coordination and decision making, in the management of patients, within the Perioperative setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a team leader and team member.
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates incorporation of quality and risk management within practice.

Position Profile:

To provide nursing care for patients presenting to Operating Theatre within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse (Perioperative). Assists in planning and facilitates the unit nursing activities in collaboration with the Clinical Nurse. Acts as a clinical resource for other nurses within the perioperative area.

What we offer

In addition to the great salary eligible employees may enjoy an amazing range of benefits:

  • Location based allowances including:
    • additional North West paid leave
    • District Allowance - regional specific
    • Annual travel subsidy (ALTC)
    • Air-conditioning subsidy allowance.
  • Heavily subsidised housing
  • Relocation allowance (For further information refer to “Belong” and “Relocation incentive” attachments)
  • Paid study Leave assistance – regional specific as per EBA
  • Generous salary packaging benefits:
    • Up to $9010 on a range of benefits such as mortgage, your rent or other everyday living expenses
    • Up to $2650 on meal entertainment, holiday accommodation and venue hire
    • Access to novated leasing to use pre-tax dollars for a car and expenses
  • Plus, Additional Remote Area Specific Benefits.
  • Flexible working and leave arrangements
  • Professional Development opportunities
  •  Continuous learning opportunities
  • 11% Superannuation Guarantee
  • WACHS supports flexible working practices and consideration will be given to flexible work/roster options, where operationally appropriate.

The Country Nursing & Midwifery incentive program is available to new and existing nurses and midwives - across a broad range of patient-facing roles - on fixed term or permanent contracts at 76 select locations. Eligible nurses and midwives can receive between $5,000 and $17,000 in support over 12 months (WA Country Health Service - Country Nursing and Midwifery Incentive Program).

Area Profile

WACHS Kimberley is the most northern health region of WACHS. The Kimberley region has approximately 200 Aboriginal communities, over 34 different Aboriginal language groups and 45 percent of the population are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. WACHS Kimberley consists of six hospitals, an inpatient mental health unit, three Community Directorates and a Corporate Office. WACHS Kimberley provides hospital, community health, public health, remote area health, community aged care, and mental health services across the region through a dedicated team of medical, nursing, Aboriginal health, allied health, and support staff.

Want to know more about this role?

We encourage you to contact Paula Retter 08 91664270

Eligibility to Apply:  Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector.

How to Apply:

How to Apply: Applicants are requested to apply online

Please provide the following information as part of your application:

  • A detailed CV that clearly shows your experience relevant to this role
  • A cover letter outlining their suitability for this position
  • A 2-3 page maximum document addressing the selection criteria listed on the Job Description Form (JDF)
  • The names and contact details of two (2) professional referees - preferable for one to be your current/recent supervisor or manager.

Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours

Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

Please note this recruitment process requires completion of satisfactory Pre-Employment Health Assessment (PEHA).  Any offer of employment with WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is conditional on satisfactory PEHA to ensure you are able to perform the inherent requirements of the position. An unsatisfactory PEHA will result in the offer of employment being withdrawn.  Please see the attached WACHS PEHA Policy for further information.

This vacancy is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at:

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.

WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy.  As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position.  Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.

Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted.


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