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Aged Care Nurse

Applicants will be assessed as they are received and the position will remain open until a suitable applicant is identified.

About us

 Central Desert Regional Council is a local government authority covering an area over 282,000 Sq. Kilometres. CDRC operate community care programs in nine communities to the North of Alice Springs: Lajamanu, Ti Tree, Wilora, Willowra, Laramba, Nyirripi, Yuelamu, Atitjere and Engawala. Under the aged care services, we focused on providing site-specific, culturally sensitive activities and care tailored to meet the needs of elders in remote communities and thereby, individuals can live their lives in all its fullness in their homeland.

The Role

Council is seeking the services of a highly motivated and experienced Enrolled or Registered Nurse to join the Aged Care Services team. Although the position is based in Alice Springs, the role demands frequent travel to remote communities in the Central Desert region.

As the CDRC Aged Care Nurse, you will be responsible for promoting the Council’s Aged Care services to community members, visiting clients and monitoring their medical conditions, conducting client assessments, updating care plans and referring clients to the ‘My Aged Care’ government portal. Another key duty is to train and support our field staff as appropriate to improve service quality in accordance with program guidelines.

As you will be providing services to some of the Central Desert’s most vulnerable people, we are looking for a nurturing and skilled individual who can perform a wide range of tasks with limited supervision in a culturally competent way. Reporting to the Aged Care Manager, you will be an integral part of the Aged Care Services team, working collaboratively to ensure CDRC services are consistent with client care plans, relevant legislation, the Aged Care Quality Standards and funding guidelines.

Join a team full of passion and a commitment to making a difference.

Keys to your success

  • Current registration as an Enrolled or Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Experience working in a remote aged care environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly culturally competent way with Aboriginal staff and clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build excellent internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • 4 wheel drive experience and willingness to travel regularly to remote communities

What’s on offer?

  • Salary $89,144.47 plus a range of additional benefits including
  • Travel allowance according to council policy
  • 9.5% superannuation

The Northern Territory Government has developed resources that provide information on remote communities in the NT. These are available at or!/home (external sites)

To apply for this position, please download the Position Description and Information Package. Applicants are required to provide a written application that addresses the selection criteria and to complete the ‘Application for advertised vacancy’ form. Applications should be marked to the attention of Recruitment Team and emailed to