Kimberley - Fitzroy Crossing

Vacancy Number: 1699

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Renal

About the Role
  • Reporting to the Renal Health Centre Manager, you will be responsible for the clinical outcomes and management of the Renal Health Centre. You will also be responsible for ensuring safe high-quality care for patients throughout their health care journey, managing an effective workforce, and identifying and overseeing issues of clinical risk.

    Some of your key responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

    Coordinating patient dialysis considering patient transfer requirements and travel requirements
  • Supporting staff in their day to day clinical practice assisting with assessment and problem solving as required
  • Liaising with the local hospital regarding inpatient hemodialysis patients and dialysis sessions
  • Contributing to the development and evaluation of clinical policies and procedures in line with accreditation requirements
  • Ensuring continuity of care and a smooth seamless transfer of patients between RHC's, the local hospital, and the Perth Royal Hospital
  • Assisting with the recruitment of staff and ensuring all staff recruitment processes are followed and within budget
  • and Delegating, coordinating, and supervising staff rostered for each shift.
Experience & Skills
  • To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced Registered Nurse with demonstrated experience in the provision of Renal Health Care. You will also need to be eligible for national registration with AHPRA.
  • Your advanced renal clinical skills, knowledge, experience, and the ability to deliver clinical instruction/educational programs will be key to your success in this role. As will your commitment to the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control.
  • Candidates must have well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work as an effective team member whilst acting as a role model You will also be able to effectively work across a range of services and service providers.
  • While not essential, previous experience working in the Aboriginal Community Control sector, a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, and/or Nephrology certification will be held in high regards.
  • Successful candidates must have a current “C" class driver’s licence, ability to travel by road and/or small planes as required, and willingness to undergo a National Police Check prior to employment with KRS
What's on Offer
  • Attractive base salary of $106,009 PLUS Super
  • Subsidized accommodation at GROH rate
  • and Annual airfares of $1,683.
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.