Transplant Access Coordinator (Renal Nurse)

Job No: 42379
Location: Broome, WA

  • Are you a Registered Nurse with experience in the Renal field, looking for a change of pace?
  • Rewarding role, oversee the care of kidney transplant patients throughout Indigenous communities in WA!
  • We'll make your move to the outback easy, with Relocation Assistance!
  • Attractive remuneration $72,237 - $75,488 + salary sacrifice + various allowances!
  • Discover the Kimberley - a part of the world everyone wants to see, but only a lucky few get to experience!

About the Organisation

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC) 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.

KAMSC has successfully delivered high-quality, accessible comprehensive primary health care services over its 22 years of operation and has provided innovation and national leadership in areas such as health information management and evidence based best practice in primary health care.

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.

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.

The Kutjungka region of the Kimberley has a population of approximately 1,000, encompassing the remote Aboriginal communities of Balgo, Billiluna and Mulan, as well as the magnificent Lake Gregory.

About the Opportunity

Are you a Registered Nurse with experience in the renal field, looking for a change of pace?

The Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC) has a full time opportunity for a Transplant / Access Coordinator to join the Kimberley Renal Service team in Broome, WA.

You'll use your background as a Registered Nurse to coordinate and maintain the access surgical list for the Kimberley Renal Service (KRS), and oversee the care of kidney transplant patients. Through your work, you'll coordinate the kidney transplant active and inactive list, and contribute to the ongoing development of the KRS.

More specifically, your day-to-day duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Compiling the access list in collaboration with the renal GP, Nephrologist and pre-dialysis coordinators;
  • Ensuring pre-surgery vein mapping and ultrasounds have been performed;
  • Liaising with appropriate staff to ensure a streamlined process for referrals and well planned schedules of visiting access surgery dates;
  • Providing pre- and post-access surgery education and support to appropriate health care providers and hospital staff;
  • Monitoring the kidney transplant client's care using MMEx;
  • Instigating, managing and monitoring clients through the transplant workup process; and
  • Working with key stakeholders to develop culturally appropriate educational resources for health staff and clients.

This role offers the opportunity for a Registered Nurse with a sense of adventure to develop their professional knowledge and experience in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Renal Health.

To succeed in this role, you'll be a Registered Nurse who's eligible for registration with the National Nursing & Midwifery Board, and has significant experience working in the renal field. You'll need to demonstrate knowledge across transplantation and access, and ideally you'll hold a postgraduate nephrology qualification.

KAMSC is seeking a highly motivated team player with well developed organisational, communication and interpersonal skills and proven team management and leadership skills. You'll have a commitment to the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control, and will preferably have experience working closely within Aboriginal communities. Although not essential, a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment will be beneficial. Please note, to be considered for this role you will need a current National Police Clearance and a current C class driver's licence.

Most importantly, you'll be a skilled professional who's passionate about making a real difference to the renal health of some of Australia's most isolated communities! If you are looking for a change of routine, a change of lifestyle or new adventure, this is the role for you. You will see and experience more of Australia's real outback than most people ever will - and get paid to do it!

About the Benefits

KAMSC 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 KAMSC!

While you will face diverse new challenges in this role, you will also enjoy generous leave conditions, with 5 weeks leave per year, in a supportive work environment. This is a highly attractive opportunity for someone with a desire to make a difference in Aboriginal health!

You will be rewarded with an attractive salary package circa $72,237 - $75,488 which incorporates a generous base salary, plus:

  • Annual airfares of up to $1,285 (after 12 months service);
  • Salary sacrifice benefits;
  • Relocation Assistance if required;
  • District allowance;
  • Electricity & Telephone allowances; and
  • Generous leave provisions.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning outback location. Make a positive difference - Apply Now!

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