Preventable Chronic Disease Coordination Nurse

Fantastic opportunity to experience outback Australia and professionally develop your skills in Chronic Disease management within a cross-cultural setting that is unique.

The Ngaanyatjarra Lands cover a vast area of approximately 250,000 sq.kms in the eastern desert region of Western Australia. The communities we serve are located in the Great Victorian and Gibson Deserts. Approximatley 2000 Yarnangu people, who speak Ngaanyatjarra as a first language, live in the communities on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.

Warburton, with regular travel and overnight stays to Ngaanyatjarra communities
Salary Package: 

Remuneration and Benefits:

  • Base salary range is $110,075.20 - $121, 443.35 per annum
  • Six (6) weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Availability leave incentive - potential to be eligible for availability leave every 12 weeks of continuous employment on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands; this includes $2353 gross return airfare allowance.
  • Rent free fully furnished house
  • Mobile reception available in every community
  • PBI salary packaging

The Ngaanyatjarra Lands are serviced weekly by a regional air service, Chartair, providing regular public transport flights into each community. Each community has Telstra mobile phone coverage - excluding Kiwirrkurra, which is only serviced via satellitte - and broadband internet.

You will gain unique cross-cultural experience through working with traditional Aboriginal people who speak Ngaanyatjarra as their first language. Some people also speak English, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara, and Noongar, as well as other regional Indigenous languages. You will be immersed in the richness and diversity of these societies.

The Role: 

As the Preventable Chronic Disease Coordination Nurse, you will be greatly enhancing your professional development and competence, while working in a dynamic multidisciplinary team, within the Ngaanyatjarra Health Service. Every day, your practice will contribute to, and support the integrated approach to the remote health team's endeavour to treat illness, promote wellbeing and encourage community health actions that promote a comprehensive chronic disease primary health care response.

Your primary responsibility will be to coordinate and facilitate the delivery of the Preventable Chronic Disease programme (PCDP) across the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. In doing this, you will utilise the nationally recognised National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions (2018), the Ngaanyatjarra Health Service (NHS) Strategic Plan (2019-2021), and the NHS Chronic Disease Action Plan (2019), as the foundation stones of your practice in delivering a coordinated service that promotes a comprehensive chronic disease response.

  • You will take the lead role to implement pathways which ensure the Preventable Chronic Disease approaches client care and service delivery with a focus on primary health care provision modelling.
  • You will coordinate care across multidisciplinary services including access to GPs, allied health and visiting specialist services.
  • You will collaborate and work closely with the Continuous Quality Improvement team, Integrated Chronic Disease Nurse Coordinator, and other programme leaders.
  • You will provide training, ongoing education and feedback for Primary Health Care nurses and other NHS staff in the Chronic Disease program systems and processes
  • You will attend meetings, activities, forums and conferences, relevant to the Chronic Disease programme.
  • Please note, that as a Registered Nurse, you will be rquired to provide 2nd on-call support for the clinics as rostered.


The Successful Applicant Will Possess: 
  • You will have 5-10 years post graduate experience and be a registered nurse with unrestricted AHPRA registration.
  • You will be highly self-motivated and driven to meet and exceed the KPI of the chronic disease programme.
  • You have current credentials in Basic Life Support and CPR
  • Completion of REC, MEC, Pharmacotherapy or a willingness to complete these in the first twelve months of employment
  • Willingness and capacity to work within a multidisciplinary primary health care team, which is empowering community outcomes in a multicultural and cross-cultural environment.
  • Current WA Manual Drivers Licence
  • Current National Police Certificate and WA Working with Children clearance, or the willingness to obtain these before commencement.
  • Ability to travel to regional, remote and interstate communities, as well as on unsealed roads by 4WD, and by light aircraft



  • Relevant post graduate qualifications
  • Working knowledge of computerised and cloud-based health information systems
  • Qualifications and or experience in remote nursing practice
  • Recognised immunisation course certificate
  • Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assesment, including experience in developing training programmes
Closing Date: 
Friday, January 15, 2021
Application Process: 

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All applications must include a resume and responses to the selection criteria as per the position description below and provide 2 current professional referees.