Patient Care Assistant (FRHC)
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.
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 Opportunity
Kimberley Renal Services now has an opportunity for a Patient Care Assistant to join their KRS team in Fitzroy Crossing WA, on a casual basis.
Reporting to the Clinical Nurse Specialist you will assist patients with activities of daily living whilst attending the Renal Health Centre.
Some of your key responsibilities will include;
- Assist dialysis patients according to their needs before during and after their dialysis sessions.
- Encourage patient independence where appropriate
- Prepare daily sandwich order for patients
- Deliver food and drinks to patients at the required times
- Collect and clean patients dirty dishes using the dishwasher, according to licensing requirements
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To be successful in this position, you will need a Current “C” class Western Australian Drivers’ licence and a satisfactory National Police Clearance.
In this fast-paced role, you must have an understanding of Aboriginal culture and willingness to create a culturally safe environment.
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.
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 $63,372 per annum plus super!
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!