Qualifications, experience and documentation required

Registered Nurse for Primary Health Care in Regional/Remote Aboriginal Communities

GROUP 2: Nursing

For the following criteria all staff must have a minimum of three (3) years experience before consideration of placement in a remote community (unless special consideration for unique situation or relevant experience as judged by Subject Matter Expert (SME) or RAHC Clinical Team).

Common criteria for all nurses are as follows:

  1. Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent.

  2. Unrestricted Registration to practice as a Registered Nurse.

  3. Minimum three (3) years full time clinical experience.

  4. Evidence of current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate or Cardio-Pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with evidence of a practical competency.

  5. CPD compliance with the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

  6. Two recent professional referees who can attest to the nurse’s clinical competence (i.e. the nurse’s clinical practice within past two years), including one reference from a current, or recent, line manager or supervisor.


 

  1. Registered Nurse – General (RAHC)

  1. Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent.

  2. Unrestricted Registration to practice as a Registered Nurse.

  3. Minimum of three (3) years relevant clinical experience in more than 2 disciplines for example (but not exclusive to):

    1. Surgical

    2. Medical

    3. Aged Care

    4. Palliative Care

    5. Oncology

    6. Paediatrics

    7. ICU/Coronary care

    8. Emergency

  1. Evidence of current Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardio-Pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with evidence of a practical competency.

  2. CPD compliance with the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

  3. Minimum of 250 hours clinical work in a relevant clinical setting in the past 12 months.

  4. Two recent professional referees who can attest to the nurse’s clinical competence (i.e. the nurse’s clinical practice within past two years), including one reference from a current, or recent, line manager or supervisor.

 

  1. Registered Nurse - Primary Health Care (RAHC)

  1. Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent.

  2. Unrestricted Registration to practice as a Registered Nurse.

  3. Minimum of three (3) years full-time clinical experience in a multidisciplinary setting with two (2) years full-time experience in a recognised Primary Health Care setting (PHC) setting, for example, Community, General Practice, Military (if PHC) or other PHC Nursing.

  4. Evidence of current Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardio-Pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with evidence of a practical competency.

  5. CPD compliance with the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

  6. Minimum of 250 hours clinical work in primary health care in the past 12 months.

  7. Two recent professional referees who can attest to the nurse’s clinical competence (i.e. the nurse’s clinical practice within past two years), including one reference from a current, or recent, line manager or supervisor.

 

  1. Registered Nurse - Mental Health only (RAHC)

  1. Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent.

  2. Current unrestricted registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

  3. Postgraduate qualifications in Mental Health with a minimum of 2 years post graduate experience, or at least 5 years continuous experience in Mental Health Nursing.

  4. Minimum of 250 hours relevant clinical experience in a Mental Health setting in the past 12 months.

  5. Evidence of current Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), with evidence of a practical component.

  6. Evidence of 20 hours of relevant Continuous Professional Development (CPD) within the past 12 months, compliant with the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Provide evidence of relevant CPD achieved over the last 3 years only.

  7. Two recent professional referees who can attest to the Nurse’s clinical competence (i.e. the Nurse’s clinical practice within the past 2 years), including one reference from a current or recent line manager e.g. Nurse Manager.

 

  1. Registered Nurse - Emergency Care only (RAHC)

  1. Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent.

  2. Unrestricted Registration to practice as a Registered Nurse.

  3. Post-graduate qualifications in Emergency Nursing or Critical Care (with Emergency Nursing component) with a minimum of 3 years emergency nursing experience, OR at least five years continuous experience in Emergency Nursing.

  4. Minimum of 250 hours clinical practice in Emergency Nursing in the past 12 months.

  5. Evidence of current Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardio-Pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with evidence of a practical competency

  6. CPD compliance with the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

  7. Two recent professional referees who can attest to the nurse’s clinical competence (i.e. the nurse’s clinical practice within past two years), including one reference from a current, or recent, line manager or supervisor.

 

  1. Registered Midwife (and Registered Nurse)

  1. Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent.

  2. Completion of an education program leading to registration to practice as a Registered Midwife.

  3. Unrestricted Registration to practice as a Registered Midwife and General Nurse.

  4. Post graduate experience of at least two years in Midwifery.

  5. Minimum of 250 hours clinical practice in midwifery and 250 hours clinical practice in general nursing over the past 12 months.

  6. CPD compliance with the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

  7. Evidence of current Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced (Cardiac) Life Support (ALS/ACLS) certificate and Neonatal resuscitation in accordance with current ARC guidelines including evidence of a practical competency.

  8. Two recent professional referees who can attest to the nurse’s clinical competence (i.e. the nurse’s clinical practice within past two years), including one reference from a current, or recent, line manager or supervisor.

 

  1. Diabetes Nurse Educator ONLY (RAHC)

  1. Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent.

  2. Unrestricted Registration to practice as a Registered Nurse.

  3. Post-graduate qualifications in Diabetes Education, or equivalent.

  4. At least 2 years experience in Diabetes Education since completing qualification OR at least five years continuous experience as Diabetes Nurse Educator.

  5. Minimum of 250 hours clinical practice in Diabetes Education in the past 12 months.

  6. Evidence of current Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardio-Pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with evidence of a practical competency

  7. CPD compliance with the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

  8. Two recent professional referees who can attest to the nurse’s clinical competence (ie the nurse’s clinical practice within past two years), including one reference from a current, or recent, line manager or supervisor.


 

  1. Maternal and Child Health Nurse (RAHC)

  1. Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent.

  2. Completion of an education program leading to registration to practice as a Registered Midwife.

  3. Unrestricted Registration to practice as a Registered Midwife and General Nurse.

  4. Post-graduate qualifications in MCH, or equivalent.

  5. At least 2 years experience in MCH since completing qualification OR at least five years continuous experience as a MCH nurse.

  6. Minimum of 250 hours clinical practice in MCH in the past 12 months.

  7. Evidence of current Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced (Cardiac) Life Support (ALS/ACLS) certificate and Neonatal resuscitation in accordance with current ARC guidelines including evidence of a practical competency.

  8. CPD compliance with the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

  9. Two recent professional referees who can attest to the nurse’s clinical competence (ie the nurse’s clinical practice within past two years), including one reference from a current, or recent, line manager or supervisor.

 

To gain a placement with RAHC, you must also be able to cannulate and venepunture as a client request.