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Director of Dialysis Services - Alice Springs


Employer: Western Desert Dialysis
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Executive & Senior Management, Health Care & Allied Health, Indigenous, Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NT

Job posted on: 18 March, 2019.
Applications close: 09 April, 2019. (Expired)

  • Unique leadership role working in a non-bureaucratic environment
  • Work for an innovative Aboriginal health organisation
  • Position open for first time in 14 yrs

About Western Desert Dialysis

In the 1990's Pintupi Luritja people from the Western Desert grew concerned about their family members being forced to move away from community to receive treatment for end stage renal failure. Leaving behind their homes and families to access dialysis treatment in Alice Springs they experienced great hardship, and people worried about the future of their communities without senior Pintupi there to provide leadership and pass on cultural knowledge.

Determined that renal failure should not be a one-way ticket to Alice Springs, away from family, country and everything important, senior men and women created four collaborative paintings. With the help and support of Papunya Tula Artists, Sothebys and local NT politicians, these were auctioned at the Art Gallery of NSW raising over $1 million dollars to set up a dialysis service in Kintore. This has now expanded to provide services including:

  • Dialysis in Alice Springs, Kintore, Yuendumu, Ntaria, Lajamanu, Warburton, Kiwirrkurra, Yirrkala, Ltyentye Apurte, Groote Eylandt, Mount Liebig, Papunya, Docker River, Kalkarindji and Ampilatwatja
  • An exciting expansion in the next year for additional units in Utopia and Ernabella
  • A mobile dialysis service via The Purple Truck
  • Safe travel to communities for funerals and community events
  • Social support, advocacy and wellbeing activities
  • Health promotion /education, primary health care and allied health services

About the role

The role of the Director of Dialysis Services is to lead and support clinical services and holistic care for patients across all Purple House dialysis units. Key responsibilities include the coordination of employees to provide chronic disease management and monitoring the delivery of optimal dialysis at each site.

About you

Essential criteria:

  • Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Minimum two years recent dialysis experience
  • Post graduate qualifications in Renal Nursing
  • Extensive senior leadership experience across a range of clinical and community programs in a remote or regional setting
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong, effective relationships and partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to think outside the box with a solution and outcome focus
  • The capacity to make sound judgements under pressure and make appropriate recommendations
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Experience working for an Aboriginal organisation and awareness of the issues pertaining to this region
  • Experience providing leadership and support to a diverse team
  • Be available for after-hours support
How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.