Employment and vacancies

Introduction

There's a career waiting for you in Australia's Northern Territory.

The pages in this section have information about ongoing vacancies for nurses and midwives across NT Health, including:

  • hospitals
  • renal clinics
  • midwifery
  • nursing
  • mental health
  • primary health care.

New positions

Expressions of interest are being accepted for Enrolled Nurses, Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives to be considered for full time, part time or casual positions across NT Health.

Submit an expression of interest through the Northern Territory Government Employment Opportunities Online website.

Apply for

Additional nursing and midwifery positions may be listed on the Northern Territory Government Employment Opportunities Online website.

To view healthcare positions please select "Nursing and Midwifery" from the Category box then click Search.

Registration

All applicants for nursing and midwifery positions must hold current Australian registration.

Further information on registration can be found on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website.

Staff immunisation

NT Health is committed to ensuring that all health care workers are protected from vaccine preventable diseases.

Before starting work nurses and midwives must provide immunisation records.

Criminal history check and working with children

If you're offered employment you will need to submit a national criminal history record check and a working with children clearance (also called an Ochre Card), at your own expense. National Police Certificates issued by third party providers (such as Fit2Work, Healthoutcomes Australia and National Crim Check) are not accepted.

For more information and to apply go to:

International nurses and midwives

All health professionals wishing to practice in Australia must hold Australian registration, have appropriate levels of education, skill and experience as well as the appropriate visa to work in Australia.

For information about Australian registration for overseas practitioners go to these websites:

For information about living and working in Australia go to the Australian Government's Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Salary

For information about career structure, salary (rates of pay) and remuneration packages go to the NT Government's Office for the Commissioner for Public Employment (OCPE).

Contact

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Office
Phone: 1800 000 648
NursingMidwifery.DOH@nt.gov.au


Nursing recruitment

There's a career waiting for you in Australia's Northern Territory. For more information about living and working in the Territory visit Our Life Out Here

To apply

Expressions of interest are being accepted for Enrolled Nurses, Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives to be considered for full time, part time or casual positions across NT Health.

Submit an expression of interest through the Northern Territory Government Employment Opportunities Online website.

Apply for

Additional nursing  positions may be listed on the Northern Territory Government Employment Opportunities Online website.

To view healthcare positions please select "Nursing and Midwifery" from the Category box then click Search.

All applicants must hold current Australian registration. Further information can be found on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website.

Please note that sponsorship for international nurses and midwives will only be available in exceptional circumstances.

Royal Darwin Hospital

Royal Darwin Hospital  is a 360-bed teaching hospital affiliated with Flinders University in South Australia and Charles Darwin University in Darwin. The largest hospital in the Territory, Royal Darwin Hospital services an extensive area and is the primary location for trauma response and remote care.

Royal Darwin Hospital is home to the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre. Established after the hospital’s assistance following the 2002 Bali bombings, the centre is responsible for critical emergency care and response to incidents both nationally and across our close neighbours in South East Asia.

Royal Darwin Hospital is also home to a variety of specialist services including the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre.

Read more about Royal Darwin Hospital.

Palmerston Regional Hospital

Palmerston Regional Hospital is a brand new 116 bed hospital specialising in rehabilitation and geriatric evaluation and management services as well as having a 24/7 emergency department, medical ward, day surgery, maternity, and outpatient clinics. The hospital is set to open in mid-2018.

For more information go to the Palmerston Regional Hospital website.

To see a list of current Palmerston Regional Hospital vacancies, please visit the Northern Territory Government's healthcare opportunities page on the Our Life Out Here website.

Katherine Hospital

The Katherine Hospital is a non-specialist public hospital that services Katherine and the surrounding region and remote areas. A 60-bed facility, Katherine Hospital offers a 24-hour emergency department, maternity ward, and general medical and surgical services.

Read more about Katherine Hospital.

Gove District Hospital

Gove District Hospital in Nhulunbuy services the remote areas of East Arnhem region.

This 30-bed acute care facility provides medical, surgical, paediatric, respite and maternity services. Patients from 15 remote communities are referred to the hospital for inpatient, outpatient and specialist care.

The emergency department provides 24-hour cover to the Nhulunbuy region.

A district medical officer also services the region giving medical advice and organising patients to be admitted to hospital or evacuated by air to Royal Darwin Hospital.

Read more about Gove District Hospital.

Alice Springs Hospital

Alice Springs Hospital is a public hospital that serves the Central Australia region.

The 170 bed facility has a 24 hours emergency department, providing the major trauma response centre for the region.

The major specialist services are medicine, surgery including eye, ear nose throat and orthopaedic consultants, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology. The hospital also provides medium level intensive care facilities.

Read more about  Alice Springs Hospital.

Tennant Creek Hospital

Tennant Creek Hospital is a 20 bed hospital that services the Barkly region. It assesses, diagnoses and treats short-term illnesses and injuries.

There is also a 16 chair renal unit which provides a dialysis service to the Barkly region.

The service provides haemodialysis for over 50 clients while nephrology management is provided in Alice Springs. Read more about Renal Services.

Tennant Creek is located 500km north of Alice Springs in the Barkly region of Northern Territory in the Central Australian Outback.

Read more about Tennant Creek Hospital.

Contact

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Office
Phone: 1800 000 648
NursingMidwifery.DOH@nt.gov.au


Midwifery recruitment

There's a career waiting for you in Australia's Northern Territory.

To apply

Expressions of interest are being accepted for Registered Midwives and Registered Nurses to be considered for full time, part time or casual positions across NT Health.

Submit an expression of interest through the Northern Territory Government Employment Opportunities Online website.

Apply for

Additional midwifery positions are listed on the Northern Territory Government Employment Opportunities Online website.

To view healthcare positions please select "Nursing and Midwifery" from the Category box then click Search.

All applicants must hold current Australian registration. Further information can be found on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website.

Please note that sponsorship for international nurses and midwives will only be available in exceptional circumstances.

Integrated Maternity Care

There are ongoing midwifery vacancies within the Northern Territory's (NT) Top End Integrated Maternity Care (TEIMC) team. The TEIMC is the overarching maternity service for women and their families in the Top End including the Katherine, Nhulunbuy (Gove) Darwin and their surrounding regions.

Royal Darwin Hospital

The Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) is seeking Registered Midwives to join the Integrated Maternity Care team on a full-time or part-time basis. The RDH is a level 6 tertiary referral centre for the Top End of the NT. Services includes a Maternity Ward, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit /Special Care Nursery, a Delivery Suite, a Birth Centre and a range of antenatal and postnatal services. The RDH also has a Team Midwifery Model for women with healthy pregnancies and a Midwifery Group Practice for women with vulnerable or high risk pregnancies, which includes women with normal risk pregnancies planning a Homebirth. The unit is accredited under the Baby Friendly Health Initiative.

The Royal Darwin Hospital Maternity Service is renowned for its professional development opportunities with Midwives across the service having access to contemporary education including perineal suturing, PROMPT, midwifery-led discharge and extended midwifery practice. Read more about Royal Darwin Hospital.

Gove District Hospital

Full-time contracts of six to 12 months are available for registered midwives at Gove District Hospital (GDH) Maternity Unit. Midwives should have a minimum two years postgraduate midwifery experience including recent birthing experience.

The GDH Maternity Unit is a small eight-bed, low to medium risk unit, providing midwifery-led, woman-centred, antenatal, birthing, postnataland well-babycare to the families of East Arnhem and transient care of the unwell newborn. There is also a 4 bed self-care unit within the ward for women who have come from remote communities to await the birth of their baby. The unit is accredited under the Baby Friendly Health Initiative.

Accommodation and a relocation allowance will be provided. Read more about Gove District Hospital.

Katherine Hospital

The Maternity Unit at Katherine Hospital is seeking midwives to join their dynamic team. Subsidised on-site accommodation and a relocation allowance may be available.

The Katherine Maternity Unit is a small eight-bed, low to medium risk unit providing midwifery-led, woman-centred, antenatal, birthing, postnatal and well-baby care to the families of the Katherine region, with approximately 300 births per year.

Katherine Hospital is accredited under the Baby Friendly Health Initiative. Read more about Katherine Hospital.

Alice Springs Hospital

Alice Springs Hospital Maternity Unit has positions available for midwives with a minimum of one year post graduate experience.   Positions can be permanent or temporary and are flexible with regard to hours worked.

The Maternity Service has education opportunities including, but not limited, to perineal suturing, PROMPT, newborn discharge checks and midwifery-led discharge. There are opportunities to work in remote communities and all staff work in a unit that has antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care integrated.

The unit has 16 beds, with four birth suites and three boarder beds. We have a full time Lactation Consultant and fulltime domiciliary service.  Alice Springs Hospital has midwifery led antenatal clinics and a Midwifery Group Practice and is a Level 5 service. Read more about Alice Springs Hospital.

Contact

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Office
Phone: 1800 000 648
NursingMidwifery.DOH@nt.gov.au


Renal nursing recruitment

Opportunities are currently available for nurses experienced in dialysis and with a passion for improving the health of Aboriginal people.

Employment is available across a network of locations in both government and non-government services in Central Australia, the Top End and the cross-border regions of South Australia and Western Australia.

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Opportunities are available at Alice Springs Hospital for experienced haemodialysis nurses.

Alice Springs Hospital has dialysis units catering for more than 400 patients. The hospital is home to an eight-chair acute unit, supported by an off-site 26-chair satellite unit, along with a 36-chair unit managed under a partnership arrangement.

The hospital-based acute dialysis unit operates seven days a week with a 1:2 nurse/patient ratio, as does the satellite unit which operates on a 1:3 and 1:4 patient ratio. Staff from both units also contribute to the after-hours on-call service.

A number of specialist services are provided on a visiting basis as well as permanent nephrologists who provide oversight of all renal services, including pre-dialysis management, transplant services and home dialysis.

Positions available

Full-time positions are available for Registered Dialysis Nurses with a minimum of two years recent dialysis experience.

A relocation allowance is provided to successful applicants.

Qualifications

Nurses with postgraduate qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Nurses with experience, but without specialty qualifications, are encouraged to apply for the Northern Territory Government’s annual studies assistance grants for postgraduate study following a year of employment.

Contact

For further information and to express your interest please contact:

Nurse Management Consultant, Renal Unit, Alice Springs Hospital

Email: MedicalRecruitmentASH@nt.gov.au
Phone: (08) 8951 6750

The Tennant Creek Hospital Renal Unit, which houses a nurse-run, single-standing 17-chair renal dialysis unit, is seeking applications for experienced haemodialysis nurses.

Tennant Creek is located 500 kilometres north of Alice Springs in the Barkly region of the Northern Territory. Tennant Creek hospital provides acute and long-term care to a town population of more than 3,500 with a further 8,500 residing in the Barkly region, including a large Aboriginal population.

The Renal Unit provides haemodialysis for more than 65 clients while nephrology management is provided in Alice Springs.

The unit operates Monday to Saturday on a 1:4 nurse to patient ratio, providing personalised care that encourages clients to achieve and maintain a level of independence, with attendance rates being very high.

Positions available

Full-time positions are available for Registered Dialysis Nurses with a minimum of two years recent dialysis experience.

A relocation allowance is provided to successful applicants, together with rent-free accommodation.

Qualifications

  • Nurses with postgraduate qualifications are encouraged to apply.
  • Nurses with experience, but without specialty qualifications, are encouraged to apply for the Northern Territory Government’s annual studies assistance grants for postgraduate study following a year of employment.

Contact

For further information and to express your interest please contact:

Clinical Nurse Manager,  Renal Unit, Tennant Creek Hospital

Email: TCHRenalNurses.DoH@nt.gov.au
Phone: (08) 8962 4462
Mobile: 0438 851 578


Mental health nursing recruitment

Registered mental health nurses are currently sought by the NT Health's Mental Health Services.

Six to 12 month contracts and permanent positions are open in community and inpatient settings. Subsidised short-term accommodation and a relocation allowance may also be available.

Please note that sponsorship for international nurses and midwives is not available.

To apply

Submit an expression of interest online via the Registered Nurse/Registered Midwife position page.


Primary health care nursing and midwifery recruitment

Frontline nursing and midwifery positions in primary health care are currently available in NT Health.

Top End

The Primary Health Care Branch provides health care services in remote primary health care clinics, outreach teams, urban community care centres, schools, watch houses and the Darwin Prison.

Positions are located in Darwin, Katherine, Gove and across remote Top End Aboriginal communities including:

  • Wadeye
  • Nauiyu
  • Palumpa
  • Woodycupaldiya
  • Batchelor
  • Adelaide River
  • Julanimawu
  • Pirlangimpi
  • Belyuen
  • Milikapiti
  • Gunbalanya
  • Warruwi
  • Maningrida
  • Minjilang
  • Jabiru
  • Borroloola
  • Pine Creek
  • Robinson River
  • Milingimbi
  • Ramingining
  • Gapuwiyak
  • Angurugu
  • Alyangula
  • Numbulwar
  • Umbakumba
  • Bickerton Island.

These frontline roles provide direct nursing and midwifery care including:

  • clinical assessment and management
  • case management
  • care coordination
  • primary health care programs (child health, women's health, chronic disease)
  • urban and remote community visits
  • after-hours emergency response.

Central Australia

The Primary Health Care Branch provides comprehensive primary health care to urban and remote Central Australian communities.

Services are provided with support from town-based and visiting allied health professionals, public health nurses, diabetes and chronic disease educators, child health nurses and wound specialists.

Nurses and midwives preform a highly valued role by contributing to better health outcomes in urban services, remote communities and at Alice Springs Correctional Centre and Police watch house.

To apply

To apply for work in either primary health care service submit the following to the email listed below.

Top End

PHCrecruitment.doh@nt.gov.au
Phone: (08) 8922 7183

Central Australia

Recruitment.CARHS@nt.gov.au
Phone: (08) 8951 7586