First listed on: 17 June 2024

Diabetes Nurse Educator


Location: Cairns servicing Cape York communities
Status: Full Time Permanent 
Salary: $118,350 - $131,799 p.a. + 11% superannuation contribution 

The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under s 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and s 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants. 

About Us 

Apunipima Cape York Health Council is a community controlled Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health service, which provides culturally appropriate, family centred, primary health care services to the communities and people of Cape York.

About the Opportunity

The Diabetes Nurse Educator will provide comprehensive diabetes education services within a multi-disciplinary team framework, focusing on primary and secondary prevention of diabetes and related illnesses. This position is fly in, fly out from Cairns and will work from Apunipima PHC Centres in Cape York communities on a rotational basis to maximise access of health care for Apunipima clients and encompass both clinical care and preventative health services.

Pre-employment screening for vaccination against Vaccine Preventable Diseases will be conducted for the successful applicant.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Degree qualification in Nursing with current registration with the Australian Health Practice Registration Authority (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse Division 1
  • Post graduate qualification in Diabetes Education
  • Credentialled Diabetes Educator with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA)
  • Minimum three years’ experience as a credentialled Diabetes Educator.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, implementing and evaluating health programs and health services, in conjunction with health promotion personnel and other service providers
  • Demonstrated clinical knowledge on all aspects of diabetes and its management
  • Knowledge of legal and professional responsibilities as a Diabetes Nurse Educator including relevant Diabetes Educator standards
  • Understanding of the historical and contemporary issues that impact on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their communities, particularly in Cape York
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in accordance with community protocols and customs

Why Apunipima?

Apunipima is a great place to work, with opportunities to grow and develop and an environment of respect. A career with Apunipima offers unique opportunities and experiences that set it apart from other more mainstream health services. Our people are a committed team, dedicated to improving the health outcomes of Queensland's most at risk people. We do this by providing comprehensive and culturally appropriate primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that focuses on empowerment, family and community.

Join us as we navigate the exciting challenges and rewards of health care in the diverse and beautiful landscape of Cape York, in partnership with its people, rich history and culture. As Diabetes Nurse Educator, you will be provided with an attractive remuneration package, 5 weeks annual leave, annual leave loading, generous salary packaging opportunities and more!

To apply for this role, submit your cover letter and resume addressing the above criteria. Applications close on Sunday, 30 June 2024. 

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about this role, or if you have any questions, please contact Renee Montgomery, Operations Manager, Outreach Services via 
0459 860819 or 

Apunipima Cape York Health Council is an equal opportunity employer. 

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