Registered Nurse (Regional Dialysis Coordinator)

Position Title: Registered Nurse (Regional Dialysis Coordinator)
Program: Clinical Services
Location: Remote dialysis site, Alice Springs, Perth or Darwin
Classification: Nurses Award 2010
Responsible To: Director Clinical Services

Position Summary:

The role of the Registered Nurse (Regional Dialysis Coordinator) is to provide coordination of services, equipment, staff and clients within a remote region, and deliver haemodialysis to patients with complex needs in a community context.  Key responsibilities include liaison with other service providers, nursing assessment, holistic care and chronic disease management. This position supervises and supports other staff in accordance with the Scope of Practice – Framework for Nurses and Midwives. 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 Purple House 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

Requirements:

  • 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

Functions:

Quality Care

  • Ensure adequate regional staffing in conjunction with the Director of Clinical Services – including rostering of the same
  • Ensure safe patient transfers in coordination with the Site Dialysis Coordinator and/or directly with external HD providers
  • Oversee haemodialysis within the region 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/data
  • Comply with WDNWPT policies and procedures at all times
  • Protect the rights of, and advocate for client needs
Leadership

  • Support clinical/indigenous staff in the provision of care
  • Support change initiatives and participate in activities relating to change
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 of 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 positive relationships within communities, and engage with community strengthening activities
Quality improvement

  • Demonstrate safe work  practices and promote a safe and harmonious working environment in accordance with legislative requirements
  • Follow defined service quality standards, occupational health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.
  • Report all incidents, near misses and, unsafe practices to the Director of Clinical Services
Learning, Research and Development

  • Demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge base for safe practice
  • Actively participate in your professional development and contribute to the development of others
  • Achieve all mandatory annual competencies including basic life support (BLS)

Selection Criteria:

Essential:

  • Post graduate qualifications in Renal Nursing
  • 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)
  • Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card)
  • Recent Police Clearance (if greater than 12 months old you may be required to seek a new clearance)

Desirable:

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

For careers enquiries contact:

Kerri Mitchell
HR Manager
Email: HR@purplehouse.org.au
Phone: (08) 8953 6444