Registered Nurse

Closing on: Jun 7, 2024
Job Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full Time

Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation delivering primary and clinical health care services to the Aboriginal people in Katherine and surrounding communities.  Wurli prides itself on delivering a range of health and wellbeing services to the community in a style and manner that makes clients feel welcome and comfortable. Services include acute and general care, chronic disease, Women’s & Children health, men’s health, alcohol and other drugs, social and emotional wellbeing and client support services.

Wurli clinics and primary health care programs are staffed with a range of professionals including Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner, General Practitioners, Registered Nurses and other Allied Health Professionals.   Our multidisciplinary teams are empowered to provide holistic client centered care and are a team of passionate individuals who are keen to make a difference.

We currently have an opportunity for a Registered Nurse who is passionate about making a difference for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Katherine, NT.

As part of the primary health care team you will be responsible for delivering safe, high-quality clinical services, patient care, health promotion and education.  Primary health care is directed and in line with the CARPA standard treatment manual and applicable legislation and regulations.  Depending on the clinic and / or program service area Wurli nurses may be required to triage, assess clients, provide care planning, perform health screening assessment, administer medication, provide immunisations, assist with GP procedures as required and  provide for other primary health care needs within your scope of practice and expertise.

Our Registered Nurses are seen as pivotal in improving health outcomes for our community by contributing to and enhancing the management and prevention of poor health and providing mentor and clinical support training to other team members.

Key Features of the Role:-

  • Based in Katherine, Northern Territory
  • An Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Organisation
  • Work alongside a dedicated and passionate multi-disciplinary team who focus not only on acute care but prevention.
  • Rural town based services that do not require excessive travel nor on call services
  • An ordinary working week of 37.5 hours; Monday to Friday.
  • Committed to supporting continued professional development

In return for your hard work and dedication, you’ll receive an attractive salary based on your experience and any other professional development undertaken in specialised areas of primary health careplus superannuation.

A fantastic range of further benefits include:

  • Salary sacrificing options;
  • Generous leave entitlements (6 weeks annual leave, 15 days personal leave, 1 week special leave, study leave);
  • Relocation assistance and a short term accommodation allowance is available for eligible applicants to help you get settled.
  • Strong focus on professional development. 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:-

  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Current AHPRA Registration
  • Current Criminal History Check
  • Working with Children Clearance
  • A minimum of five (5)  years’ experience in clinical nursing practice
  • Previous experience in working in a cross cultural service environment, particularly in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander health care.

For further details regarding this position please refer to the Position Profile

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact a member of the Human Resource team on 08 8972 9122 or email

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