RAHC's minimum credentialing criteria: Registered Nurses

The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) is a Commonwealth-funded programme, and the craft group requirements are set by the Department of Health. The emphasis is on Registered Nurses (RNs), General Practitioners (GPs), Audiologists and Oral Health Professionals (HPs).

As a RAHC Registered Nurse, you will work with a supportive team to deliver healthcare in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout the Northern Territory (NT). You do not have to give up your regular job to join RAHC, as placements work around your other responsibilities. If you have urban-based experience as an RN, you already have the skills you need to start making a difference.

To be considered for a placement with RAHC, our RNs must meet a minimum level of criteria, as outlined below.

  • Have a Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent.
  • Have an unrestricted registration to practice as an RN with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Have a minimum of three years of full-time clinical experience.
  • Have a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate or Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with evidence of practical competency.
  • CPD compliance as required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • Have a minimum of 250 hours of clinical work in a relevant setting over the past 12 months.
  • Two recent professional referees who can attest to clinical competence, i.e., clinical practice within the past two years, including one reference from a current or recent line manager/supervisor.
  • Be able to cannulate and venepuncture as requested.

Remote or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' health experience is welcomed but not essential.

If you are an urban-based Health Professional who meets the eligibility requirements and would like to get involved, now is the time to start.

To express your interest, click here, or to apply to the programme, click here.

Please note - applying with RAHC does not mean you will be credentialed or offered placements. Your application allows RAHC to credential you, so when successful, we can contact health services and identify appropriate placements that suit your skills, experience and availability.

Friday, 29 July 2022