Registered Nurse

Job Description

About Us:

Bidgerdii Community Health Service is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled primary health care service, operating in the Rockhampton and Central Queensland region for close to 30 years. The organisation is a bulk billing community-controlled health service, managed by a Board of Directors who oversee and manage the strategic directions of the service.


Bidgerdii provides comprehensive primary health and well-being services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in the Rockhampton and surrounding regions. Bidgerdii collaborates with health and well-being partner agencies to enable integrated continuity of care for the community and continue to work to contribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy and program reform in Queensland.





About the Role:

As Bidgerdii continues to grow rapidly, we are seeking an additional Registered Nurse to join our team!


This is a permanent full-time position, located within the Rockhampton Clinic and forms part of the Clinic team. In this position you will be responsible for specialist community and primary health nursing services that focuses on the prevention, early detection, and management of health problems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


You will also be responsible for ensuring high level of quality patient care is delivered within the core values of Bidgerdii, by displaying a high level of problem solving and techniques with the ability to communicate effectively and working collaboratively and cooperatively in a team environment.


As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, you will ensure effective screening, service delivery and administration practices are delivered in accordance with the approved Model of Care. This role entails service delivery from the clinic and outreach services, under limited supervision, as required.





This is an Indigenous – identified position. Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent (pursuant to Section 14 (d) of the Anti-discrimination act. Please indicate within your application if you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent.





About You:

To be successful in this role you’ll need:


  • A current Queensland Nursing Registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse and a current practicing certificate.
  • Demonstrated experience of 3 years postgraduate, preferably in a primary health care setting.
  • Immunisation endorsement and experience (highly desired).
  • Demonstrated clinic experience, in particular the ability to implement and support a medical/primary health care team and effectively plan and coordinate own and team’s workload to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated compliance with legal and ethical obligations of the profession, including maintenance of CPD compliance.
  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with commitment to the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control.
  • Understanding and experience of chronic disease management and of leading a team to deliver a cycle of care to perform Care Plans, GP Management plans and Indigenous Health Checks.
  • Demonstrated skill in working in a primary care setting, in particular the ability to provide leadership as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written skills with particular emphasis on interpersonal communication skills, confidentiality and record keeping.
  • Computer skills – demonstrated ability to work effectively with Microsoft Suite, electronic client record systems (e.g. Best Practice) and quality management systems (e.g LogiQC).





Practical Requirements:

  • Current C Class Drivers Licence (QLD) – essential
  • Immunisation requirements – It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against the following vaccine preventable diseases: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, and Pertussis (whooping cough) during their employment.
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certificate or willing to obtain.
  • Satisfactory Police Criminal History Check.





What We Offer:

We offer excellent working conditions with up-to-date technology, great work life balance with flexible work hours (Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 5.00pm). We also offer excellent career progression and development opportunities in an innovative, community focussed organisation where we are committed to continuous improvement and have exciting plans for the future.


Other perks for joining us (not limited to):

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Salary Packaging
  • Awesome Organisation Culture
  • 11% Employer Superannuation Contribution
  • 17.5% Leave Loading





How to Apply

Click ‘Apply Now’ to submit your application and please include:

  • Your current CV or resume, including referees.
  • A short 1 - 2 page cover letter outlining how your experience, abilities and knowledge align with the organisational values, accountabilities and “Key Selection Criteria” section of the Role Description.





Please note pre-employment checks will be carried out on successful applicants recommended for employment which may include confirming your qualifications, professional registration/s, previous employment history (including any previous disciplinary action), police criminal history check, Australian work status and vaccination requirements.





If you need more information, please contact HR and Recruitment team





Applications close: Monday, 8 July 2024





We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees no matter their sex, race, culture, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity. Bidgerdii strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for this position.