Kimberley - Derby

Vacancy Number: 945

Dialysis Nurse

About the Role
  • An experienced AHW is required for this Derby renal facility. A minimum 2 years of work experience is required. 1. Manages a client case load and delivers culturally safe nursing care in accordance with unit protocols and best practice guidelines. 2 .Coordinates the clinical management of the KSDC patients 3. Supervises care given by Aboriginal Health workers and new staff and assists in their education 4. Provides a holistic approach to client care, contributing to the multidisciplinary team and making referrals as needed. 5 .Takes a Shift Co-ordinator role 6. Contributes to the development and implementation of continuous quality improvement at KSDC
Experience & Skills
  • • Eligible for registration as a General Nurse with the Nurses Board of WA. • Demonstrated advanced level of skill in general nursing practice. • Demonstrated advanced clinical competency in Renal Nursing, at least 12 months experience. • Ability to function effectively in emergency and stressful situations. • Demonstrated team leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills. • Well developed interpersonal communication and organisational skills. • Ability and commitment to working as a member of the multi-disciplinary team. • Knowledge of Infection Control, Continuous Quality Improvement and Occupational Safety & Health requirements. • Demonstrated commitment to the professional development of self and others. • Commitment to the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control and the advancement of Aboriginal Health Worker roles in the delivery of renal care. • Understanding of aspects of Aboriginal Culture and willingness to create a culturally safe environment. • Ability to adapt to a changing clinical environment. • High level of integrity in maintaining confidentiality. • Sound computer skills. • Current C class driver’s license. • Current Federal Police clearance
Practice Type Community Care
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Kimberley


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.