CHILD HEALTH NURSE
Clinical Services Team
$105,300 – $137,874
• Roebourne WA location
• Make a real difference
• Join a fun and dynamic workplace
About Mawarnkarra Health Service (MHS)
Mawarnkarra (MHS) is the largest primary health care provider providing direct services to Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples living in the Roebourne area. MHS provides the families of Roebourne with a
fully functional and accredited Clinic that treats approximately 3,000 people per year.
Delivering quality medical services to improve the physical, spiritual, cultural, social and emotional wellbeing
for families. MHS aspires to be a strong, sustainable and recognised health service that builds healthier
communities and positive change for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and those who call
MHS is looking for people who want to make a real difference in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Our service is located within the City of Karratha, 30 minutes from Karratha.
The Pilbara is home to several beautiful beaches with opportunities for diving and snorkelling. The area is perfect
for fishing and other water based activities such as boating, sailing and whale watching. Millstream Chichester
National Park is famous for its watering holes and camping spots. Within just a few hours’ drive are the world
heritage listed sites of Karijini National Park and Ningaloo Reef. There are regular community events such as the
Dampier Markets and horse racing and the recent development of the Karratha Art’s Precinct has opened the
region up to more artistic pursuits including exhibitions, dance and theatre performances. We enjoy easy access
to attractions such as Indigenous Rock Art accessed through guided tours on the Burrup Peninsula.
The role of the Child Maternal Health Nurse is to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people through the
effective planning and delivery of culturally sensitive care to women and their children 0-5 years of age.
Mawarnkarra has built strong partnerships with other service providers and part of the role of the Child
Maternal Health Nurse will be to progress and document these partnerships. The Child Maternal Health Nurse
works in partnership with the midwife to promote children progressing, postnatal + 6 weeks into the care and
support of the child development program. The service specific outcome of the Child Development and
Maternal Health programs is for Aboriginal children to have increased access to timely and relevant health
services that support their growth and development. Both programs share a common resource in the
Community Support Worker.
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
• Demonstrated ability to develop and manage a program
• Ability to follow and meet program performance objectives in line with funding agreements
• Motivation to provide service excellence
• Demonstrated ability to work independently
• Demonstrated capacity to work in a collaborative manner with staff
• Good oral and interpersonal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to problem solve on a daily basis
• Demonstrated high level of clinical skills relevant to the position
• A demonstrated understanding of the issues and barriers that impact upon the health outcomes of
Aboriginal women and children
• Commitment to ongoing participation in education, professional development, evidence based
research and quality assurance
• Registered Nurse with AHPRA with post graduate qualification Child Health
1. Clinical services:
Ø Provide education and support to clients
Ø Provide a high level of clinical monitoring, identify developmental delays early and refer to medical and allied
health services as indicated
Ø Provide childhood immunisations as per the National Childhood immunization Schedule
Ø Improve early childhood health outcomes and the achievement of developmental milestones by children in
the community so they are healthy, ready to start school, able to learn effectively and thrive.
Ø Work to integrate childhood maternal and child health, family support services through a placed based
Ø Agree and implement a plan and key measures to address the communities’ priorities in helping children to
thrive and be ready to start school
Ø Provide leadership in the delivery of clinical services
Ø Provide mentorship to other team members
Ø Model best practice evidence-based care
2. Program implementation and management:
Ø Ensure a clear understanding of Mawarnkarra key performance indicators pursuant to contractual obligations
for funding of the position.
Ø Achieve the key performance indicators for the Child Development program.
Ø Work with the Midwife in planning and implementing a program that will facilitate optimal outcomes against
key performance indicators
Ø Attend meetings and provide expert input into the various working groups and program management groups
Ø Promote cooperative and collaborative working relationships with other health service providers in the area
3. Reporting and health data responsibilities:
Ø Maintain accurate clinical documentation at all times
Ø Ensure that data is at all times accurate, complete and up to date
Ø Ability to learn and use Communicare
4. Quality improvement activities:
Ø Take an active role in continual quality improvement in the delivery of client services.
Ø Ensure all standards are maintained consistent with evidence based best practice standards as applicable to
the role of Child Maternal Health Nurse.
5. Professional responsibilities:
Ø Work in collaboration with the Midwife and Pediatric Nurse.
Ø Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct.
Ø Participate in and contribute to the successful outcomes of the organization. Ø Participate in research
activities within the services as required.
Ø Participate in maintaining a safe working environment.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate, (Requirement to be triple vax as per the WA Government mandate for all
health care workers)
• Current Drivers Licence;
• Current Working with Children’s Check, Current Police Clearance, Current CPR Certificate (or willing to
• Current AHPRA Registration
Remuneration Benefits include:
• Base Salary $105,300 + Allowances
• Superannuation 10.5%
• You will have access to generous salary sacrificing (pre-tax dollars)
Please email your resume and application for a role to HR Department. You will receive confirmation that your application has been received. Should we progress your application to an interview, we will contact you to arrange.
MHS may commence appointment proceedings immediately, appoint by invitation or make no appointment at all. This opportunity is only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.