- Are you an experienced Dialysis Registered Nurse with AHPRA registration with an interest of Aboriginal Health?
- Level 1 – Enjoy an attractive base salary circa $92,327, plus a range of great benefits!
- Level 2 – Enjoy an attractive base salary circa $103,908, plus a range of great benefits!
- 5 weeks of leave per year, giving you time to explore the magnificent sights of the Kimberley region.
Kimberley Renal Service (KRS), as part of the larger Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd (KAMS), is an organisation that truly values its team and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. This is a highly attractive opportunity for people interested in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health to make a real difference in local communities.
For your hard work and dedication to this role, you will receive:
- Level 1 – An attractive base salary circa $92,327
- Level 2 – An attractive base salary circa $103,908
- Accommodation Allowance of $13,000 or Subsidised accommodation if available
- Relocation assistance available;
- Annual airfare; and
- Generous 5 weeks of leave per year, giving you time to explore the magnificent sights of the Kimberley region!
These roles offer significant training and career development opportunities within the Kimberley Renal Service and the larger Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services.
People who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.
Your New Career Awaits!
Kimberley renal service has several opportunities for qualified and experienced renal dialysis nurses to join our dedicated teams working in our centres in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. These vital roles will see the successful candidates providing dialysis services to patients in our centres, located in Broome, Kununurra, Derby and Fitzroy Crossing.
The key responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:
- Acceptance and triaging of patients
- Provision of dialysis to patients
These roles provide you with the opportunity to utilise and further develop your renal dialysis skills and experience in a remote setting.
This role will provide you with an unbeatable opportunity to learn about remote healthcare and renal care and gain experience not available in larger tertiary hospitals.
What you’ll need to be successful:
- Nursing Qualification and registration with AHPRA
- Full Covid Vaccination (3 doses)
- Federal Police Clearance
- Significant, proven experience in renal dialysis
While not required for the role, a renal certificate will be highly regarded.
About the Organisation
The successful applicant will be employed by KAMS.
KAMS is a well-established regional Aboriginal community-controlled health service, founded in 1986, which provides centralised advocacy and resource support for 6 independent member services, as well as providing direct clinical services in a further 6 remote Aboriginal communities across the region.
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 in 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 Kimberley Region
The Kimberley region is located in the northern part of Western Australia and covers about 421,000 square kilometres. The Kimberley has only three towns with a population of more than 2,000 (Broome, Derby and Kununurra), and the total population is around 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.
Industries in the region have included pearling (a big industry in Broome for many years until the 1940s), mining (including the Argyle Diamond mine, which began operation in 1983 and is still producing about 1/3 of the world’s diamonds), agriculture (centred on the Ord River Irrigation Area near Lake Argyle) and tourism. The geology of the area is varied and fascinating, as well as producing some spectacular scenery.