Pre Dialysis and Vascular Access Coordinator
About the Role
Full time position available for a Pre Dialysis and Vascular Access Coordinator based in Kununurra. Provide direct services in the Kimberley to ensure access for clients to timely pre dialysis coordination, education and care. Provide education, support and awareness of kidney disease and enhance care for clients with advancing kidney disease. Contribute to ongoing development of renal services as well as implement and evaluate culturally appropriate resources. Coordinate and maintain the access surgical list for renal services.
Experience & Skills
Essential: Eligible for registration with the national nurses board Australia - Experienced Registered Nurse with a minimum 3 years’ experience in the renal field - Commitment to the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control - Effective communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to operate within a multidisciplinary team - Highly developed organisational, decision making and problem solving skills - Demonstrated ability to provide effective training and education across a range of settings, including both service providers and consumers - Ability to travel around the region as required by road and/or small planes - Current National Police Clearance.
Desirable: Postgraduate nephrology qualification - Experience working within Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.
What's on Offer
5 weeks annual leave per annum - Single District Allowance per annum (able to claim double district allowance if dependent not claiming the same) - Airfare to Perth per annum following 12 months of continuous employment - Electricity Subsidy- Salary Packaging Benefits of up to $30,000 per annum - Fully furnished accommodation provided at current GROH rate if available or accommodation allowance given of $13000 per annum - Uniform allowance $400 per annum - Mobile phone allowance for work purposes - If ineligible for Rural Health Professionals Program a bonus payment of $5,000 will be given if employment extends to 36 months.
Full Time / Part Time
AHPRA registration - RN with a minimum 3 yaers experience in the renal field - National Police Clearance - Ability to travel.
Base salary $78,537 per annum
Renal health - Aboriginal health
The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.
The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.
The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.
There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.