Chronic Kidney Disease Educator - Broome (KRS)

Job No: 91070
Location: Broome, WA

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  • Use your experience to make a real difference in Indigenous health! 
  • Fantastic salary circa $84,960 plus subsidised accommodation, very generous salary sacrifice options, annual airfares and more!

About Kimberley Renal Services

Kimberley Renal Services (KRS) includes 4 Renal Health Centres based in Fitzroy Crossing, Broome, Kununurra, and Derby and a mobile prevention unit.

The incidence of Kidney Disease in the Kimberley is one of the highest in Australia. Chronic Kidney disease (CKD) and End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) incidence within the Aboriginal population of the Kimberley greatly exceeds the national burden of disease. Dialysis prevalence for this region has more than tripled in the last decade and is increasing at a much faster rate than in the rest of Western Australia (WA).

KRS and the regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) have developed a renal strategic plan to help combat this health crisis. This has enabled many patients to return to the Kimberley from Perth, which is 2,500kms away, to receive their treatment.

About Broome

Broome is located 2,240km north of Perth and has a permanent population of 14,436. Broome promotes a relaxed and easy-going lifestyle, with nearby shopping centres, Sunday markets as well as a broad range of restaurants and entertainment options. It is founded on the traditional lands of the Yaruwu people and is rich in history, culture and beautiful surrounds.

Broome has a deep history in the pearling industry, spanning back to the 1800’s, with memorials throughout the town to commemorate those lost in the early years of pearling. Cable Beach is also a must-see, being named in honour of the Java-to-Australia undersea telegraph cable that reaches shore there. You can explore its beautiful scenery with a bit of 4WDing at low tide, or you can even take a camel ride every day at sunset!

Roebuck Bay is known as one of the most beautiful beaches that surround Broome, with its “Staircase to the moon” phenomenon drawing food and craft markets each time it occurs. The combination of a receding tide and rising moon create a natural phenomenon that can only be described as breath-taking.

About the Opportunity

The Kimberley Renal Service has an opportunity for a Chronic Kidney Disease Educator to join their multidisciplinary team based in Broome WA. This role will be offered on a part-time basis (68.4 hours per fortnight).

Reporting to the Renal Health Centre Manager, you will be responsible for raising awareness and understanding of the factors which lead to development of chronic kidney disease.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and delivering services for stage 1-3 CKD patients and their families;
  • Supporting local primary health care services to educate individuals, families and communities about the importance of regular health checks;
  • Supporting and assisting local service providers to deliver appropriate education for individuals, clients and communities about strategies which are known to reduce the incidence of chronic kidney disease; 
  • Providing education and support for health providers in the uptake of Kimberley Chronic Disease Therapeutic Protocols; and
  • Engaging with local health promotion activities to support the prevention of chronic disease in the region.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced Registered Nurse - eligible for registration with AHPRA - with advanced renal clinical skills. You will also have a commitment to the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control and knowledge of Equal Opportunity and OSH legislation.

KRS is looking for candidates with strong communication, decision making and problem solving skills, along with the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team. A high level of integrity and a dedication to maintaining patient confidentiality will ensure you flourish in this position.

You will have the ability to effectively communicate with, and conduct in-service, training and education to a range of audiences including health professionals, community organisations and community members. You will also have proficiency in Microsoft office, along with experience with database systems and report writing skills.

While not essential, candidates with previous experience working in the Aboriginal Community Control sector, a certificate in Nephrology, certificate IV in training and assessment and a Working with Children clearance, will be highly regarded.

Successful candidates must have a current “C" class driver’s licence, ability to travel by road and/or small planes as required, and willingness to undergo a National Police Check prior to employment with KRS.

To view the full position description, please click here.

About the Benefits

KRS is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, staff development programs are not only encouraged, but are often paid for by KRS. These are highly attractive opportunities for someone with a desire to develop their professional knowledge and experience in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health!

There are also a wide range of fantastic additional benefits for the role, including:

  • Attractive base salary of $84,960 PLUS Super;
  • Accommodation Allowance of $13,000;
  • After 12 months of service, you will receive annual airfares of $1,285.

Working closely with patients, their families and carers, this is a role where you will witness the direct positive impact you're making in the community, as part of a close-knit KAMS team. You will be continually recognised for your dedication and hard work! 

Don't miss this exciting and rewarding opportunity to have a positive impact on the health outcomes of Indigenous communities in the spectacular Kimberley region - Apply Now!

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