Registered Nurse (Dialysis)

Position Title: Registered Nurse (Dialysis)
Program: Clinical Services
Location: Remote dialysis site or Alice Springs as directed
Classification: Nurses Award 2010
Responsible To: Director of Clinical Services

Position Summary:

The role of the Registered Nurse (Dialysis) is to deliver haemodialysis to patients with complex needs in a community context, and contribute to the management of dialysis units under the direction of Site or Regional Coordinators.  Key responsibilities include holistic care and chronic disease management to support renal patients and their families. 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 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

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

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide optimal dialysis treatment and holistic care within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse
  2. Work effectively within a team with a focus on patient care at all times
  3. Develop and maintain positive relationships within the community, and engage with community strengthening activities
  4. Manage a diverse workload, using and maintaining assets and resources effectively
  5. Participate in quality and governance activities, reporting as required
  6. Act as a resource and mentor, encouraging and supporting all new staff
  7. Maintain clinical competency in haemodialysis and Basic Life Support

Selection Criteria: 

Essential:

  • 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 6 months old you may be required to seek a new clearance)

Desirable:

  • Post graduate qualifications in Renal Nursing or working towards the same
  • 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
Email: HR@purplehouse.org.au
Phone: (08) 8953 6444