Registered Nurse (Regional Dialysis Coordinator)

Position Title: Registered Nurse (Clinical Manager)
Program: Clinical Services
Location: Alice Springs
Classification: Nurses Award 2010
Responsible To: Chief Executive Officer

Position Summary:

The Director of Clinical Services you will be accountable for the overall management of clinical services for all clients with WDNWPT.  Key responsibilities include the coordination and management of clinical staff to ensure the delivery of holistic care, optimal haemodialysis, chronic disease management and prevention. Special conditions:

  • A vehicle is available for work purposes
  • The position is offered on a one year contract basis. At the end of this period further employment opportunities may be discussed
  • New appointments are probationary for the first six months

About Purple House:

Our mission is to improve the lives of people with renal failure, reunite families and reduce the incidence of kidney disease in our communities. We are run by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people and work to provide culturally appropriate dialysis services in remote communities, helping people to get home to country and family. All employees are expected to carry out their work in accordance with the values of WDNWPT which are:

  • We will ensure that Walytja (family), Tjukurrpa (dreaming), Ngurra (country) and Kunnyi (compassion) are central to all that we do and say.
  • We will be strong, clever, brave and determined to make life better for our people
  • We will think deeply, plan wisely and take action to support patient agency, enhance wellbeing and maintain dignity
  • We will share our experiences and knowledge with others so that we all can learn
  • We will foster understanding and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people


  • Demonstrate a courteous and respectful manner and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and knowledge of cultural safety and Indigenous community control
  • Maintain confidentiality of information about clients, other staff members or community members.
  • Work to achieve standards of best practice, and promote continuous quality improvement
  • Demonstrate safe work practices and promote a safe work environment
  • All employees are encouraged to obtain immunisation against common vaccine preventable diseases


Quality Care

  • Coordinate the recruitment of appropriately trained and qualified nursing staff
  • Manage and coordinate the induction and rostering of remote clinic staff
  • Manage performance and training needs of clinical staff
  • Provide supervision and leadership to clinical and administrative staff
  • Ensure safe patient transfers in coordination with the Regional Dialysis Coordinator and/or directly with external HD providers
  • Review haemodialysis treatments to ensure treatments are optimal and reflect best practice evidence
  • Coordinate the care of clients with complex health needs, through liaison with multiple agencies (Government and NGO’s)
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and knowledge of cultural safety and Indigenous community control
  • Maintain confidentiality of information for both clients, staff and community members
  • Ensure appropriate patient care documentation
  • Comply with WDNWPT policies and procedures at all times
  • Protect the rights of, and advocate for client needs
  • Oversee the maintenance of assets, clinical stores and purchases within budgetary requirements

  • Encourage and support clinical/indigenous staff
  • Ensure compliance with performance management strategies to ensure that staff performance is monitored, excellence is acknowledged and poor performance is improved
  • Support change initiatives and participates in activities relating to change
  • Capacity to assist with on call arrangements
Teams, Partnerships, Networks

  • Work collaboratively within the team to create and sustain a positive workplace culture which supports learning, research and workplace development, and retention and attraction to staff
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional practice by working within scope of practice; maintaining professional competency; and behaving in accordance with the code of Conduct, demonstrating integrity, honesty and respect for all clients and staff
  • Demonstrate a courteous and respectful manner and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, protecting the rights of clients
  • Develop productive relationships
Quality improvement

  • Demonstrate safe work  practices and promote a safe and harmonious working environment in accordance with legislative requirements
  • Enhance delivery of WDNDPT services with a particular focus in the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards Take an active role in operational planning, and evaluation of service improvement activities including service planning, continuing education, research and special projects as required in order
  • Implement and monitor the organisation’s quality standards, occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs and provide clinical governance in the relevant work area.
  • Adheres to work health safety guidelines
  • Lead quality activities, organisational planning and clinical governance activities
  • Manage all incidents and near misses, unsafe practice or professional misconduct
Learning, Research and Development

  • Demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge base for safe practice
  • Ability to initiate clinical research and / or quality assurance improvement education and training activities within the work area to support implementation of evidence based practice consistent with contemporary models of care.
  • Actively participate in your professional development and contribute to the development of others, using sound succession management practices (i.e. mentoring and coaching, role modelling and shadowing)
  • Ensure all staff achieve all mandatory annual competencies including basic life support (BLS)

Selection Criteria:


  • Post graduate qualifications in Renal Nursing and or Management
  • Qualifications and registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA).
  • A minimum of 2 years Haemodialysis nursing experience
  • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Skills and experience in managing staff
  • Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card)
  • Recent Police Clearance (if greater than 6 month old you may be required to seek a new clearance)


  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
  • Experience working and living in remote Indigenous communities
  • Indigenous Language Skills
  • Hold a current Drivers Licence (Manual)

For careers enquiries contact:

Kerri Mitchell
HR Manager
Phone: (08) 8953 6444