Our people bring incredible skills and experience but they also say they learn and experience something new every day.
The challenge of ‘working remote’ provides the opportunity to put your skills and experience to the test in a unique setting. Delivering health care services in this environment demands strong expertise and an openness and willingness to continue learning and adapting your abilities.
It’s not always easy to access opportunities for formal development in a remote setting but at NHC, we work hard to help our people develop. We offer generous allowances and leave entitlements, as well as providing the flexibility and support for people to begin or continue their studies while working for us. We also provide extensive in-house training including advanced life support courses and online training packages for fulltime nurses.
Remote Area Nurse, Bernie Wilkinson, first set her sights on joining the NHC team when she was at university. All the way through, she was interested in what it would take to become a Remote Area Nurse (RAN) and the experience she needed for the role. While she was still studying, she spoke with us to learn about our roles and understand what she needed to prepare for the future.
“Right from my first conversation with NHC, I knew it would be a great place to work. I liked the management’s matter-of-fact approach and supportive culture. It was my goal from the beginning of my career to work in remote communities.”
One of our fantastic Health Workers, Zibeon Fielding (who you may have already seen when he went viral on our Facebook page) joined Nganampa Health only years after leaving high school. Four years later, Zibeon has now completed a Cert IV in Primary Health Care and is close to completing his Nursing degree.
“You do deal with challenging things every day, but you have experienced staff here you can fall back on and reach out to for advice.”
Health Worker, Lee Lawrie, is also about to complete her Nursing degree, 26 years after first joining NHC! Having worked with us for 13 years in her first stint, and four years and counting in her second, Lee is passionate about promoting the holistic approach to health she has discovered to be so important in this region.
“There is so much that I’ve gained and learned. I’m now close to finishing my Bachelor of Nursing through Deakin University, which will add to the qualifications in primary health care I already have. The skills you gain working remotely, you can take anywhere.”
You can see that what runs deep within so many of our people is their commitment to care and their passion for continuous learning. We want people who have the skills and motivation to embrace the challenges of remote health care. And in return for their professionalism, commitment and care, we do all we can to help them grow.
If you share this passion for learning and want to explore a career with us, express your interest here: