Registered Nurse – Paediatric Primary Care



‘Team, balance, community, benefits, environment, autonomy, connecting…’

These are some of the top reasons our staff rate OVAHS as an Employer of Choice in the Kimberley region.

We do what we love, and we love what we do. Our vision is to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal people in our region, and that’s why the delivery of quality and culturally secure primary and allied health services is our passion. We work adaptively and with transparency to determine, prioritize, and meet the health and well-being needs of Aboriginal people in our region.

OVAHS is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary primary health care service delivering clinical, allied health and mental health throughout Kununurra and surrounding communities. We are looking for a likeminded individual to join our team of professionals, based at our office in Kununurra.


About the role

This role is responsible for providing primary health care services to clients at the clinic and in the community focusing on from 0 to 4 years of age. This includes the assessment and management of acute presentations of children to the clinic following the Kimberley Sick Child Protocols. The role coordinates the visiting Paediatrician’s lists, supports the clinic and arranges follow ups, where needed; and works closely with partnering agencies and services to ensure the focus of care is on the needs of Aboriginal clients within the context of their cultural identify and social circumstances.


Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons are strongly encouraged to apply.


What you can expect from working at OVAHS:

As well as working in a positive team culture and supportive environment, OVAHS offers multiple benefits to employees, including and not limited to:

  1. Above award wage: Nurse Award 2020, Grade 2: $90,396.07 – $95,000.00
  2. Rental allowance – $6240 per annum pro rata.
  3. 12-month Annual Airfare $1800, on continued service.
  4. 5 weeks accrued Annual leave per annum.
  5. Additional 2-weeks of paid leave over the Christmas closure period, inclusive of public holidays
  6. Salary Sacrifice greatly increasing take-home pay.
  7. Superannuation.
  8. Ongoing Professional Development.


Applications Close: 20 November 2023


More information and JDF:

Contact Derek Donohue (Practice Nurse Manager)  on 08 9166 2266 or via email

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To apply, please submit the below documents to:

  1. A Cover Letter addressing each of the selection criteria (located within the attached job description)
  2. A current CV/Resume along with the names of a least two referees
Job Category: Clinical
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kununurra

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