Registered Nurse - Level 2 (KRS)
- Pivotal leadership role delivering culturally appropriate holistic renal health care to the Aboriginal community.
- Attractive salary of $84,960 plus super, 5 weeks annual leave, annual airfares and subsidised accommodation.
- 0.4 (up to 76 hours) FTE position giving you more time to explore outback Australia!
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 the Opportunity
Kimberley Renal Service has an opportunity for a dedicated Level Two Registered Nurse to join their KRS team in Broome, WA, on a 0.4 part-time basis (up to 76 hours).
Reporting to the Nurse Unit Manager, you will deliver culturally appropriate holistic renal health care to the Aboriginal community, contributing to the development of a KRS continuous quality improvement framework. This is a supervisory role which will see you leading the support and skill development of KRS staff, including a Level One Registered Nurses and Aboriginal Health Worker.
Some of your key responsibilities will include;
- Managing the client caseload and coordinating staff and clients to ensure safe and manageable workloads;
- Leading the shift and supporting the skill development of junior staff;
- Contributing to the ongoing development and operation of regional renal services;
- Maintaining a cultural focus in the delivery of care;
- Completing pre-dialysis and post-dialysis assessment, documenting observations and fluid assessment; and
- Encouraging and educating patients, carers, and families in self-care, disease management, and treatment options, promoting independence and optimised health.
To be successful in this position, you will be an AHPRA Registered Nurse with experience in renal health, including acute and in-centre dialysis. A Certificate in Nephrology and/or a Cert IV in Training and Assessment is desirable, but not mandatory.
In this fast-paced role, you must have the ability to function effectively in emergency and high-stress situations in a changing work environment, while maintaining a high standard of professionalism and work ethic. You will also have well-developed interpersonal communication, problem solving, and organisational skills.
As an effective role model, you must have a dedicated commitment to your own professional development, as well as promoting professional development amongst others, and you must work well as part of a team. You will also be committed to the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control, acting in a culturally appropriate manner at all times.
Please note: To be eligible for this role, you will be required to hold a current ‘C’ Class Driver’s License. Your employment will also be subject to a National Police Clearance.
Living in the Kimberley Region
The Kimberley region is one of the oldest settled areas within Australia rich in culture and heritage, with first arrivals landing about 41,000 years ago. With some of the most diverse and breathtaking landscapes in the world, the Kimberley truly is a must-see destination. boasting stunning rivers and incredible national parks - you’ll never run out of places to explore.
Located in the northern part of Western Australia, The Kimberley has three towns - Broome, Derby and Kununurra - with a total population of approximately 37,000. In addition to the sealed Route 1 which runs along the southern part of the area, the unsealed Gibb River Road runs through the heart of the region from Derby to the highway near Kununurra. Access to much of the region is by dirt road, air or sea.
About the Benefits
KRS is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience, with staff development programs not only encouraged but often paid for by the organisation. This is a great opportunity to develop your career and help make a change in Aboriginal health practices.
For your hard work and dedication, you will receive an attractive salary of $84,960 per annum plus super. In addition, you will be given a range of additional benefits to further increase your take home pay including:
- Subsidised accommodation up to $13,000;
- Annual airfares after 12 months of employment to the value of $1,285; and
- 5 weeks annual leave for every 12 months of services
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!