6 Most Popular Rural & Remote Locations for Nurses & Midwives

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Before I get into it, here’s a little bit about me.

I’m Alana and I am one of our National Rural and Remote Consultants  working out of the Cairns office.  On a daily basis I help nurses from all walks of life take on new working adventures in Rural and Remote Australian locations. I have worked for Healthcare Australia since October 2014.

I love my role and the amazing healthcare professionals I work with on a daily basis.  There is no bigger thrill than getting that dream contract locked away for my nurses and it’s an absolute privilege to play such a pivotal part in my candidates’ careers.

Now that you know a little bit about me, we can dive into what I wanted to share with you!

Not many people are lucky enough to travel and explore our amazing country whilst they get paid. If you are a Nurse or Midwife, there really is no end to the amazing adventures you can take around Australia.

Don’t believe me? When I speak to a Nurse or Midwife for the first time I am always asked what positions are available, in which I will reply “You tell me where you want to work and we’ll get you working there”.

Perhaps you don’t know where you want to work and are looking for some inspiration? Let me start you on the right track and share with you 6 places I regularly send my candidates across Australia.

The Cocos Keeling Islands

The Cocos Keeling Islands, a remote territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean. There are two clinics, one on Home Island and another on West Island.  Cocos Islands regularly request experienced Remote Area Nurses with Pharmacotherapeutics or RIPRN endorsements. Preferences are generally given to candidates who have certification as an immunisation provider and are pap smear competent.

Christmas Island

Christmas Island, a small island Australian territory that lies in the Indian Ocean off the South coast of Java, Indonesia.  Christmas Island is seeking Remote Area Nurses with on-call experience or Registered Nurses with strong Emergency Department Skills.

 

Torres Island QLD

One of the beautiful Torres Strait Islands off the coast of Queensland

Torres Strait Island & Cape York

Torres Strait Islands and Cape York are located right up in Far North of Queensland. There are various primary health clinics in Cape York where we place experienced Remote Area Nurses or Registered Nurses with strong Emergency Skills. The Torres Strait Islands clinic seek highly experienced Remote Area Nurses (RIPRN endorsement is an advantage).

Thursday Island Hospital, lying just off of Cape York, has various positions available for a number of different skill-sets (Emergency, Midwifery, Theatre, and Renal). There are also a number of smaller hospitals and multipurpose health services located in this region.

 

Top End Northern Territory

Learning to spear fish in Top End

Top End

Top End is a region encompassing the northernmost section of Northern Territory. The Nurses I place there work with a number of indigenous communities in primary healthcare clinics. Health professionals must have completed Remote Emergency Care Course or similar Trauma Nursing Course, Maternity Emergency Course, AVG or any other state issued immunisation program (SA preferred), Pharmacotherapeutics and hold a current NT Working with Children Check.

Central Australia

Central Australia, an outback region in the Northern Territory is centred in Alice Springs. Much like Top End, there are a number of indigenous communities where we place experienced Remote Area Nurses in primary healthcare clinics. Nurses must have completed the Remote Emergency Care Course or similar Trauma Nursing Course, Maternity Emergency Course, AVG or any other state issued Immunisation Program (SA preferred), Pharmacotherapeutics and hold a current NT Working with Children Check.

Goldfields

Goldfields, WA is located in the south eastern corner of Western Australia.  We currently have contracts of +13 weeks available in various hospitals (i.e. Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Norseman, Leonora, Laverton and Norseman) covering a broad range of clinical specialties.

This is just a snapshot of some of the great locations we can send you to.

What do you think? Ready to explore Australia?

Enquire today to find out more about our exciting Rural and Remote locations.

Call us on 1300 885 728 or email us on rural.remote@healthcareaustralia.com.au