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Clinical Nurse Consultant

Palm Island

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the largest tertiary health service in northern Australia; we are responsible for the delivery of healthcare services, education and research within a region covering over 149,500km with a population of approximately 250,000 people.

Palm Island is a dynamic and growing community and on this island you are likely to commute to work on foot, living in walking distance from the Joyce Palmer Health Service. There is little traffic, and the rainforest powers on the town's fringes. Locals take regular trips to the mainland, to take advantage of shopping and entertainment opportunities in nearby Townsville.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Nursing
Classification Nurse Grade 7
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/TV308185
Closing date 07-May-2019
Job duration Permanent full-time
Contact person Charmaine Moon
Contact details 07 4752 5162

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is one of excellence… to emerge the leader in health care, research and education for regional Australia.

Do you have what it takes to make a substantial contribution to our vision?

Why make the change? 

  • Do you want to make a diifference
  • Are you passionate about helping close the gap in Aboriginal health outcomes?
  • Do you want to lead staff in providing high quality patient care?
  • Would you like working with community to develop unique ways to improve health?

This is the job for you! 

About your opportunity
This is an opportunity with the Palm Island Community Mental Health Service, experience working in a remote setting with an Indigenous client group. You will provide an advanced standard of mental health nursing interventions to consumers with serious mental health problems and their families in community whilst contributing at a clinical leadership level to effective and efficient service delivery. There is the expectation of collaboration with consumers, carers and members of the multidisciplinary team to provide evidenced based practice and education within a recovery model of care.

Generous remuneration package value up to $140,711 p.a. comprising salary range of $113,261 to $122,964 p.a. (Nurse Grade 7), 17.5% leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: on-site single staff accomodation, RANIP, professional development, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, corporate discounts, wellness programs and the EAP.

Palm Island
Working on Palm Island In the Townsville Hospital and Health Service, we recognise that looking after people's health involves occupations as diverse as food services staff, receptionists, security officers, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, to name but a few. Our workplaces are progressive, and our workforce grows with the opportunities presented by new challenges and change. Our staff value their collegial relationships, career opportunities, their satisfying work, and being part of an organisation that strives for excellence. As an employee on ‘Palm', you will be contributing to health service provision in an area with unique needs. The Australian Government has signalled a need to “close the gap”, a gap that exists in health standards between Aboriginal (and Torres Strait Islander) peoples and other populations. Since Palm Island is almost exclusively populated by Aboriginal peoples, every health service employee plays an important role in making a real difference there. Staff members contribute not only through using their health service expertise, but also their cultural capability.

For a confidential discussion please contact Charmaine Moon on 07 4787 5162.
Applications close on Tuesday 7 May 2019.

Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

Please download the Role Description for future reference.
This is a Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role: Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis.


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