Clinic Nurse

  • Base/Location:Njernda Medical Centre, Echuca
  • Reports To:Health Manager
  • Hours:Casual
  • Position Scope:

    The Clinic Nurse is responsible for providing patient care by administering treatment and medications, performing diagnostic tests, and arranging patient follow-up; and record patients’ medical histories and symptoms.

Organisational Values

A goal of the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation is to be a leader in the care and protection of children and young people and in working with families and communities to build capacity, resilience and independence.

Case Managers will embrace Njernda’s vision for empowering our Aboriginal community and the organisations values:

  • Professional Integrity – We treat all our people with dignity and respect.
  • Quality – We always strive to do our best and improve the way we do things.
  • Responsibility – We commit to the actions we take to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
  • Client Focus – We work toward improving the health and wellbeing of our clients and community.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the coordination of the Njernda Medical Clinic.
  • Assist clients to participate effectively in their health care by:
    • providing health information;
    • maintaining regular contact which may include making home visits;
    • This may include providing transport to and from services;
    • referring to Family Support and other services;
    • making appointments (including hospital orientation and admission).
  • Liaise with GP’s, Echuca Regional Health Service and other agencies as required.
  • Supervise the collection of data in conjunction with Echuca Regional Health.
  • Function as a team member in close liaison with other health staff.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings contributing to policy and program development when required.
  • Attend and participate in general staff and planning meetings as required.
  • Represent the service at conferences and public speaking engagements as required.
  • Understand and actively promote the philosophy and need for Aboriginal community-controlled services.
  • Always ensure the confidentiality of all information.
  • Act always in a professional manner in accordance with the policies and practices of the Corporation.
  • This position is responsible for clinical governance within the Medical Practice which is responsible for patient safety and quality care.
  • Maintain the register for slips, lapses, and incident register.
  • Responsible for the policy on Clinical handover.
  • Patient feedback.


Key Selection Criteria

Applicants Must Possess:

  • Recognised qualifications and experience in Nursing.
  • A commitment to and an understanding of Aboriginal cultures and values.
  • A proven ability to effectively communicate with Aboriginal people.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic computer skills, including proficiency with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office products.
  • A current Victorian driver’s license.


All applications close: 10th Jul 2020

Other relevant information

  • This is a full-time position comprising 37.5 hours per week. In order to perform the duties of this position effectively you may be required to work additional hours or vary your working times, on any day of the week, as appropriate and necessary from time to time. There is no paid over-time, however, time in lieu arrangements will be negotiated as required
  • The position is currently based at ECHUCA, Victoria, subject to change based on strategic and operational needs of the organisation and program
  • Terms and conditions of employment will be included in an Employment Contract upon commencement
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical declaration, Police Records Check, Working With Children Check, Victorian Driver’s License, and proof of identify and qualifications
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required
  • You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition
  • Njernda Aboriginal Corporation has a smoke-free workplace policy.


To be considered for an interview all applications MUST:

  • include a current resume;
  • include a covering letter;
  • address the Key Selection Criteria;
  • and include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.


Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To: HR Manager
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
84 Hare Street,
(PO Box 201)
Echuca Vic 3564


Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day). 

Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).


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