10 November, 2023

FIFO / Permanent – Remote Area Nurse – Midwife

Your opportunity – Be part of something bigger

Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation is one of Australia’s largest providers of Aboriginal health care. Our incredible team provides remote health services and support to more than 10,000 people across East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

We empower the Yolngu to take control of their lives and direct their futures – and we need passionate people like you to join our team.

Miwatj Health are pleased to offer this position as a permanent or FIFO opportunity. Based in our Malmaldharra Health Centre, you will be working closely with our Aboriginal workforce. To be successful in this position you will provide high quality, culturally appropriate and effective Midwifery and Women’s Health nursing practice as well as to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

Core aspects of your role will include:

  • To work in the Women’s Program in partnership with the Aboriginal Health workforce to provide high quality antenatal and postnatal care to clients of Milingimbi community.
  • To provide Women’s Health Checks to clients including pap smears and STI screening.
  • To assist women with family planning education and contraceptive options.
  • To prepare clients for completion of relevant MBS recalls on Communicare.
  • To work in partnership with other health professionals to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to health care and to support best practice, knowledge, and skills of remote area practitioners.
  • Develop effective interagency partnerships for example with Gove and Darwin Hospitals to ensure continuity of care for clients.
  • Generate referral lists from Communicare across specialist areas and maintain a database for each specialist area to track assessments, treatments and follow-on referrals.
  • To provide culturally inclusive quality health care to individuals, families and the community within own level of competency and across agreed procedures and protocols, and in accordance with CARPA Manual, in order to meet expected health outcomes.
  • Provide high quality emergency care that at times is independent but with telephone support.
  • Contribute to the provision of a 24-hour service to Malmaldharra Health Centre clients by undertaking after hours on call services.
  • To follow up on medications, treatments, or other procedures under the direction of the treating doctor.
  • To work in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to develop education programs and material for antenatal birth and postnatal education.

Why Miwatj?

We offer a range of benefits in this role, including:

  • Competitive salary of $119,634 to $128,524 PA (depending on skills and experience)
  • Ability to Salary Package up to $15,900pa plus a further $2,650pa on Meals and Entertainment
  • 6 Weeks annual leave + 17.5% leave loading
  • 11% Superannuation
  • Miwatj Annual Leave Travel Assistance up to $2,179.89 gross pa
  • Fly Out Leave
  • 12 Days Personal and 5 Days Compassionate Leave
  • Professional development and study leave
  • Study Assistance up to $1,800
  • Post Graduate Allowance at 2% of Annual Salary
  • Housing and utility package 
  • Relocation and Repatriation assistance

Who we’re looking for:

To thrive in this role, you’ll have:

Essential minimum requirements

  • An understanding of and commitment to Aboriginal Community Control and self-determination.
  • An understanding of the issues faced by Yolngu people living in remote settings.
  • Current Registration and annual practicing certificate as a Registered Nurse with AHPRA.
  • Minimum of 5 years broad nursing / midwifery experience post registration and 3 years working as a remote area nurse with experience working in a Women Health program preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of Primary Health Care, and program delivery in a Primary Health Care setting.
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of social determinants of health issues affecting Aboriginal people.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse culture, where English is not their first language.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience working autonomously and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with experience in participating in emergency after hours call services.
  • Demonstrated excellent and effective communication and computer skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and understanding of the Continuous Quality Improvement processes, infection control and WHS principles.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and best practice.
  • Capacity to reside in remote communities.
  • Well Women’s Screening Course.
  • Remote Emergency Care certificate (REC).
  • Advanced Life Support certificate (ALS).
  • Current manual driver’s license.


  • Knowledge of Yolngu culture and Yolngu language skills.
  • Completed or working towards relevant postgraduate qualifications.
  • Current NT recognised Immunisation provider certification (AGV or SA DoH).
  • Current Midwifery Emergency certificate (MEC) (for Non-Midwives).
  • Midwifery upskilling (MIDUS) (for Midwives only).
  • Current Paediatric Emergency Care certificate (PEC).
  • Current Pharmacotherapeutics certificate.
  • Use of Communicare.
  • Ability to operate a 4×4 wheel drive vehicle.

Vaccination & Immunity Screening

​Miwatj Health is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all workers and users of its healthcare centres. In accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Guidelines, National Safety and Quality Health Care Service Standards, and other local policies, guidelines and procedures, we mandate that all staff abide by our Staff Vaccination and Immunity Screening Policy (to be supplied to all successful candidates).


For more information, please contact the Director of Nursing and Midwifery at joy.pascall@miwatj.com.au and please address your application in accordance with the attached Job Description. 

Application close date: 05 November 2023