About the Role
-Providing holistic, culturally sensitive renal health care services to clients, using clinical skills in assessment, planning, and implementation of dialysis care;
-Assessing patient monthly bloods, monitoring patient progress and assisting primary nurses in maintaining optimal health outcomes;
-Supervising the care and medication preparation provided by Aboriginal Health Workers and Enrolled Nurses within the clinic; and
-Occasionally coordinating staff shifts to ensure even distribution of workload.
Experience & Skills
To succeed in this role you will be a tertiary qualified Registered Nurse who has a strong desire to make your mark on the health outcomes of the communities in remote WA. Bringing with you experience in a general practice setting, alongside an understanding of renal health, you will be driven by your passion for Indigenous health programs.
Your strong understanding and experience of Aboriginal culture will ensure you’re able to work with Indigenous people from a wide variety of backgrounds. You will be well-versed in advocating for patients’ spiritual and cultural needs and will use your knowledge and experience to promote cultural awareness at all times.
Whilst it isn’t a requirement, completed or in-progress post graduate qualifications in renal nursing would be highly desirable. In addition, candidates with experience working with remote Aboriginal communities and/or within an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service will be considered favourably.
What's on Offer
There are also a wide range of fantastic additional benefits for the role, including:
Attractive base salary of $75,090;
Accommodation at current GROH rate;
Salary packaging options up to $31,000;
After 12 months of service, you will receive annual airfares of $1,800; and
5 weeks of annual leave for each 12 months service.
Full Time / Part Time
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.