Qualifications, experience and documentation required

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

For the following criteria, all RNs must have a minimum of three (3) years experience to be considered for a placement in a remote community (unless special consideration for unique circumstances or equivalent experience is approved by the Subject Matter Expert (SME) or RAHC Clinical Team):

  • Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent
  • unrestricted registration to practice as a RN with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • minimum three (3) years full time clinical experience
  • evidence of 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
  • minimum 250 hours 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
  • remote or Indigenous health experience is welcomed but not essential.

 

Registered Nurse – General

  • minimum of three (3) years relevant clinical experience in more than two (2) disciplines as such, but not exclusive to:

    • Surgical
    • Medical

    • Aged Care

    • Palliative Care

    • Oncology

    • Paediatrics

    • ICU/Coronary Care

    • Emergency.

 

Registered Nurse - Primary Health Care 

  • minimum three (3) years full-time clinical experience in a multidisciplinary setting with two (2) years full-time experience in a recognised Primary Health Care (PHC) setting such as a community, General Practice, Military PHC or other qualified setting.

 

Registered Nurse - Mental Health 

  • post-graduate qualification in Mental Health with a minimum of 2 years post graduate experience, or at least 5 years continuous experience in Mental Health Nursing.

 

Registered Nurse - Emergency Care 

  • post-graduate qualification in Emergency Nursing or Critical Care (with Emergency Nursing component) and a minimum three (3) years emergency nursing experience or at least five years continuous experience in Emergency Nursing.

 

Registered Midwife (and Registered Nurse)

  • unrestricted registration to practice as a Registered Midwife and General Nurse

  • completion of an education program leading to registration to practice as a Registered Midwife

  • post-graduate experience of at least two (2) years in Midwifery

  • minimum 250 hours clinical practice in Midwifery and 250 hours clinical practice in General Nursing over the past 12 months

  • evidence of current Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced (Cardiac) Life Support (ALS/ACLS) certificate

  • evidence of neonatal resuscitation and practical competency in accordance with current ARC guidelines.

 

Diabetes Nurse Educator

  • post-graduate qualifications in Diabetes Education or equivalent

  • at least two (2) years experience in Diabetes Education since completing qualification or at least five (5) years continuous experience as Diabetes Nurse Educator

 

Maternal and Child Health Nurse (MCH)

  • unrestricted registration to practice as a Registered Midwife and General Nurse

  • post-graduate qualification in MCH or equivalent

  • completion of an education program leading to registration to practice as a Registered Midwife

  • at least two (2) years experience in MCH since completing qualification or at least five (5) years continuous experience as a MCH Nurse

  • evidence of current Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced (Cardiac) Life Support (ALS/ACLS) certificate 

  • evidence of neonatal resuscitation and practical competency in accordance with current ARC guidelines.

 

To be eligible for a RAHC placement you must also be able to cannulate and venepunture as requested.