Registered Nurse

The South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS) is a non-Government Health Service based in Bunbury which provides a variety of health services to Aboriginal people in the South West of Western Australia.  SWAMS delivers a wide range of community programs and has a strong growth strategy through partnership opportunities and future community development. 

SWAMS is currently seeking to recruit a Registered Nurse to join their dynamic team. The RN is responsible for implementing best practice Primary Health care and coordinating multidisciplinary care planning, internal and external referral, including referral for specialist care and allied health. This is done through coordination of the patient journey both in the clinic and the community.  Our employees are provided with ongoing support and a continuous learning approach to further development.

Please find below the selection criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • Registered Nurse, with at least 3 years post-graduation experience in nursing.
  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate nursing care programs in a primary health setting
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people
  • A demonstrated understanding of the unique issues effecting and impacting upon the health of Aboriginal people
  • Experience, skills and knowledge in multidisciplinary teamwork and conflict management
  • Sound written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills along with an ability to adapt to changing needs

 Desirable Criteria

  •  Experience in Community or Aboriginal Health
  • Hold a current immunisation certificate
  • Venepuncture competency and currency of practice
  • Knowledge and expertise in the use of Communicare or similar clinical database system.

All candidates must have a full Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate, WA Drivers Licence and will be required to undertake a National Police Check prior to beginning employment.

In addition to above award wages, ongoing training/learning opportunities and Salary Sacrifice are available for the right candidate.

For Information

For further information about this position, please telephone the Human Resources Officer on (08) 9797 8111 during normal business hours.

To Apply

To apply for this role, please visit www.swams.com.au ‘Current Vacancies’ and follow the online application process.

Applications must be received by 5pm, Friday 21 January 2022

SWAMS reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement prior to the stated closing date.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


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