Registered Nurse (Dialysis Site Coordinator)

Position Title: Registered Nurse (Dialysis Site Coordinator)
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 Site Coordinator) is to manage resources and deliver haemodialysis to patients with complex needs in a community context.  Key responsibilities include holistic care and chronic disease management, monitoring assets and consumables.  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


  • 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 obtain immunisation against common vaccine preventable diseases


Quality Care

  • Ensure adequate regional staffing and rostering in liaison with the Director of Clinical Services
  • Ensure safe patient transfers in coordination with the Regional Dialysis Coordinator and/or directly with external HD providers
  • Undertake nursing assessment and delivery of care to individuals undergoing dialysis within the region, within the Scope of Practice for Registered Nurses.
  • Coordinate and implement care for clients with complex health needs
  • 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 documentation of patient care
  • Comply with WDNWPT policies and procedures at all times
  • Protect the right of, and advocate for client needs
  • Ensures appropriate clinical stores are available
  • Manage equipment efficiently and effectively

  • Encourage and support indigenous staff
  • Provide leadership and support to other registered nurses and enrolled nurses
  • Implement performance management strategies to ensure that staff performance is monitored, excellence is acknowledged and poor performance is improved.
  • Support change initiatives and participate in activities relating to change
  • Relieve in higher nursing positions (Regional Dialysis Coordinator/Director of Clinical Services)
Teams, Partnerships, Networks

  • Demonstrate a courteous and respectful manner and communicates effectively with internal and external stakeholders, protecting the rights of clients
  • Develop positive relationships within the community, and engage in community strengthening activities
Quality improvement

  • Demonstrate safe work  practices and promote a safe and harmonious working environment in accordance with legislative requirements
  • Adhere to work health safety guidelines
  • Manage a portfolio in a specialist area of interest and complete specific responsibilities relevant to the portfolio
  • Participate in quality improvement and evidence-based practice activities to ensure the provision of quality, cost effective patient care
  • 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:


  • 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 6 months 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