Kimberley - Derby

Vacancy Number: 1782

Clinical Nurse Specialist

About the Role
  • Seeking a experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Renal Health Centre, in Derby Western Australia. Be part of a regional Aboriginal Corporation delivering a Community Controlled Health Service that provides comprehensive primary health care in 5 remote Aboriginal community clinics at Balgo, Billiluna, Mulan, Beagle Bay and Bidyadanga.

    As part of your role, you will be responsible for managing a clinical team within the Renal Health Centre in Derby, working with the Renal Services Manager and clinical nurses to assist staff in maintaining optimal health outcomes of their primary care patients, including assessment of monthly bloods, review sheets, patient education, and primary health care follow-up, access assessment according to unit policies and procedures and key performance indicators. You will corrdinate the dialysis waiting list and transfers of Kimberley patients liasing with Royal Perth Hospital regarding the transfer of hemodialysis patients to and from the Kimberley and communicating this information to the Renal Services Manager and relevant shift coordinators to ensure a continuity of patient care. In addition you will also be responsible for reporting functions and coordinating and managing the workforce including recruitment, staff performance, staff development and training.
Experience & Skills
  • APHRA registration
  • Renal trained Registered Nurse with more than 5 years’ experience in provision of renal health care
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (desirable)
  • Advanced renal clinical skills, knowledge and experience and the ability to deliver clinical instruction / education programs
  • Commitment to the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control
  • Previous experience in working in the Aboriginal Community Control sector(desirable)
  • Well-developed interpersonal communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and maintain confidentiality at all levels
  • Sound computer skills “C” class driver’s license
What's on Offer
  • Full time position
  • Attractive base salary of $110,204 PLUS Super
  • Accommodation Allowance of $13,000 pro rata
  • and Annual airfares of $1,683
  • Professional development
  • Rent and relocation assistance may be provided to eligible applicants through Rural Health West.
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.