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Clinical Nurse (Palm Island)

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.

Joyce Palmer Health Service consists of an Emergency Department, 15 bed inpatient unit and outpatient services providing a primary level of acute care services to the community of Palm Island. Joyce Palmer Health Service promotes and supports an integrated service provision across all aspects of care, aiming to achieve appropriate and timely access to care for all patients.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Nursing
Classification Nurse Grade 6 (1)
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/TV357763
Closing date 04-Jan-2021
Job duration Permanent full-time
Contact person Shiksha Singh
Contact details 07 4752 5101
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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?
Are you:

  • Are you passionate about helping to close the gap in Aboriginal health outcomes?
  • Do you want to make a difference? This is the job for you!

About your opportunity
You will provide direct nursing care utilising clinical skills, education and support to patients/clients and nursing staff within the unit to ensure the provision of best practice and quality patient care.

What's on offer?

  • On-site single staff accommodation will be provided to the successful applicant.
  • Rural and Remote incentive package may be offered which includes 5 weeks recreation leave per annum and two return airfares per year.

Role requirements:

  • Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent qualification + current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Highly desirable: current experience working in an Emergency Department.
  • Shift workers: appointees will be required to work all shifts in accordance with the unit roster.
  • Travel by light aircraft or ferry may be required from Townsville to Palm Island and return.

Generous remuneration package value up to $115,848 p.a. comprising salary range of $94,545 to $101,237 p.a. (Nurse Grade 6 Band 1), 17.5% leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, corporate discounts, wellness programs and the Employee Assistance Program.

Why make the change?
Palm Island is a dynamic and growing community and on this island, you are likely to commute to work on foot. There is little traffic, and the rainforest grows on the town's fringes, the beach is close by and the fishing is great. Palm Island has its own schools, community pharmacy, general store, service station, butcher, post office, and youth centre. Locals take regular trips to the mainland, to take advantage of shopping and entertainment opportunities in nearby Townsville. Palm Island people are very welcoming and appreciative of health services.

For a confidential discussion please contact Shiksha Singh on 07 4752 5101.
Applications close on Monday 04 January 2021.

Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

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


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