Registered Nurse – Paediatric Primary Care


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‘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 and mental health services throughout Kununurra and surrounding communities. We are looking for a likeminded individual to join our team of professionals, based at our clinic in Kununurra.

About the role

  • Provide primary health care services to clients at the clinic and in the community focusing on from 0 to 4 years of age.
  • Assess and manage acute presentations of children to the clinic following the Kimberley Sick Child Protocols.
  • Coordinate visiting Paediatrician’s lists, support clinic staff, and arrange follow up where needed.
  • Work closely with other organisations and services including and not limited to Allied Health, Community Health, DCPFS.
  • Ensure the focus of care is on the needs of Aboriginal clients within the context of their cultural identity and social circumstances.



  1. Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority – (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse with at least 2 years post-graduate nursing experience in a paediatric setting.
  2. Practice within clinical standards and quality of care, which is effective, efficient and in accordance with best practice and agreed standards and policies.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.
  4. Demonstrate effective interpersonal, written and computing skills.
  5. Demonstrate incorporation of quality and risk management within practice.
  6. Can function as a team member and the capacity to work without supervision.
  7. Demonstrated knowledge, competence and attitudes required to provide Primary Health Care nursing within a patient-centered and culturally appropriate approach to care.
  8. A National Police Clearance (current within the previous 3 months).
  9. A current and valid Working with Children Check (WWC).



  1. Possession of or progression towards an appropriate post-graduate qualification in Child Health.
  2. Previous experience in primary health care.
  3. A current and valid C-Class Drivers License.


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 salary $95,000.00 per annum pro rata, plus
  2. Subsidized housing provided
  3. 12-month Annual Airfare $1800 on continued service
  4. 5 weeks accrued Annual leave
  5. An additional 10 days paid Christmas leave
  6. Salary Sacrifice greatly increasing take-home pay.
  7. Superannuation


More information

To access the full job description and more information about working with us, visit the Careers page on our website or contact Derek Donohue (Practice Nurse Manager)  on 08 9166 2266 or via email


To be considered for this position and shortlisted for an interview, 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


Applications Close: 6th April 2023

We reserve the right to close off this position before the closing date.

OVAHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Category: Clinical
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kununurra

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