TB Public Health Nurse

Job No: BI201920232
Location: Daru, Western Province, Papua New Guinea


The TB Public Health Nurse will work with the RID-TB team to implement an effective model of care for the management of DS-TB and DR- TB at the community level in Western Province. The position will be responsible for capacity building of community-based nursing and program staff to deliver high quality patient-centered care for DS-TB and DR-TB. This includes both treatment for TB disease and TB infection. This position is strongly focused on contributing to the design, implementation and monitoring of a services delivery model to scale up contact tracing and TB preventive treatment, integrating management and patient education and counselling (PEC) teams for the provision of high-quality case management, patient education and counselling (PEC) and patient support to stay engaged in care and achieve positive treatment outcomes.

The position will work closely with facility and community-based staff and partners and will collaborate closely with the TB Specialist: Public Health in the Burnet team in Daru and Australia.

Refer to the attached position description for full details.



The successful applicant will meet the following criteria:


  • A qualified and registered nurse, midwife or equivalent allied health professional with over 5 years of clinical experience
  • Registered or registrable with the PNG Nursing Council
  • Proven knowledge and experience in team management, capacity development / training of staff (preferably in a resource-constrained setting)
  • Strong knowledge/skills in TB, community-based care and training / capacity building 
  • Experience in protocol or guideline design, report writing or publications
  • Highly adaptable, ability to work in a challenging environment 
  • Demonstrated analytical, critical appraisal and problem solving skills
  • Experience and competency in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Fluency in English and demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills 


  • An additional qualification in education, counselling, tropical medicine, international development, public health or global health
  • Field experience in the clinical and programmatic management of TB/DR-TB in a resource-constrained setting
  • Previous work experience in PNG or the Pacific

Burnet Institute is committed to providing our people with a supportive working environment. We value diversity and gender equity at the institute and provide flexible working arrangements for our staff. Burnet is participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia.



To apply for this position, please complete the details below and attach the following documents:

  • Statement addressing the selection criteria (as outlined above and in the attached position description)
  • Resume including the names and contact details of three referees

Applications close at 11:59pm AEST on Sunday 8th September 2019

Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant will be required to apply for a Working with Children check and/or National Police Check.

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