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About ARRCSAustralian Regional and Remote Community Services (ARRCS) is a not-for-profit aged care and community service provider who deliver services including Residential Care, Community Care, NDIS, School Nutrition and Early Learning Childhood programs throughout the Northern Territory.Our Vision is passionately pursuing new ways in delivering care where people and communities flourish and lead meaningful lives. About the Transition to Gerontology Nursing Program Incorporating the ADHERe program in partnership with the University of Wollongong, ARRCS has developed and implemented an inaugural Transition to Gerontology Nursing Program for newly graduated Registered nurses, supported by ADHERe, University of Wollongong and the University of Canberra.Commencing end March 2023, this Transition to Gerontology Nursing program will see you supported and empowered by our clinical staff including Registered Nurses, Clinical Educators and Residential Care Managers as you follow a structured program and provide safe, people focused, quality care in line with the ARRCS values and mission.This role is focused on person centred care of older people of diverse backgrounds and cultures living in residential care. In partnership with our consumers the Transition Registered nurse will be supported to learn and undertake nursing management of:Complex medical conditions requiring chronic disease management including diabetes, renal, cardiac, pulmonary, neurological diseases including dementiaRecognising and responding to acute deteriorationEarly recognition of palliative stages and end of life of careWound CarePain ManagementEmotional and social well being By participating in this program, you will not only develop your skills as a Registered Nurse under supported and mentored guidance, but you will also be building confidence in caring for older people whilst working in a caring, positive, and encouraging team.This program runs for a 12–18 month period (minimum 12 months) and provides you with both urban and remote nursing experience as your placements vary between selected residences across the Northern Territory from Darwin to Katherine, Tennant Creek, Uluru (Mutitjulu), Docker River, and Alice Springs.This Transition to Gerontology Nursing program will ideally suit a person who is keen to be involved in a hand on and caring approach to care. You will enjoy supporting and working with the older person, wish to work in rural and remote Northern Territory, with First Australians and be a proactive member of the team. Skills and experienceIn addition to the completion of the attached application pack, we would require all applicants to have the following:Bachelor of NursingUnrestricted AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse.Basic competencies in and knowledge of the complexities and challenges involved in providing nursing care in the context of a multidisciplinary team and aged care environment.A willingness to learn and building upon existing levels of clinical communication using information technology, written and verbal means and sound interpersonal skills with the capacity to interact with others in a personable and professional manner.A willingness to learn and continue to apply research evidence critical thinking and reasoning to advocate for and implement individualised person-centred care (in service context) with a commitment to continuous improvement.Ability to build capability to supervise, delegate, and negotiate with others to deliver quality nursing care with a willingness to develop leadership and embrace change in the coordination and delivery of care.Passion and drive to pursue own professional development and commitment to completing the ARRCS new Graduate Nursing Program.Ability to effectively prioritise and organise workload and deliver care with integrity and accountability. In addition, the following mandatory requirements are essential:NDIS Workers ScreeningInfluenza VaccinationsCOVID-10 Vaccination + BoostersNational Police Check (dated within 3 months) Benefits and perksIn addition to being a part of our inaugural Transition to Gerontology Nursing Program, as an ARRCS employee, you play an important and rewarding role in helping vulnerable people to live life in all its fullness, every day.As ARRCS are a Not-for-Profit Organisation, we also have a host of employee benefits including: CBB Salary Packaging available (up to an additional $200 per fortnight in wages, greater in our remote areas)Penalty driven hourly rate when working overtime, on call allowance etc.A 1.75% pay increase every 6 months for the life of the current enterprise agreement.Relocation support of up to $5K  Unlimited training library, with free and 24/7 access to over 70,000 self-paced coursesWellness & Employee Support Services6 weeks annual leaveAnnual location allowance (excluding Darwin based roles) In addition, this role provides you with the opportunity to work and live in remote Northern Territory. How to applyTo apply for this Transition to Gerontology Nursing Program, please click on the links below and complete the ‘Application Pack’. Please attach a completed application with supported documents long with your current resume.If you would like more information on this role, please refer to the attached Position Description or contact recruitment via or phone 08 8982 5222.In addition, if you are having any difficulty in attaching and applying online, please forward your application pack and current CV to  We strongly encourage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply. Application Pack - Transition to Gerontology Graduate ProgramPosition Description - Transition to Gerontology Nursing Program AUD Darwin 0800