Remote Dialysis Nurse


Posted: 8 Mar 2023

Location: Alice Springs NT

Purple House is a non-profit Indigenous health service operating from a base in Alice Springs.

  • Paid flights, free accom­mo­da­tion and trans­port provided
  • Expe­ri­ence liv­ing and work­ing in a remote abo­rig­i­nal community
  • $120 – 140k Total Remuneration

Why Pur­ple House?

Pur­ple House is a non-prof­it Indige­nous health ser­vice oper­at­ing from a base in Alice Springs. The Pin­tupi com­mu­ni­ties of the West­ern Desert saw their elders with end stage renal fail­ure forced into town to access ser­vices, so they built an organ­i­sa­tion that has been get­ting peo­ple home on coun­try by pro­vid­ing cul­tur­al­ly appro­pri­ate remote dial­y­sis ser­vices for two decades. This inno­v­a­tive organ­i­sa­tion has grown to oper­ate per­ma­nent units in 19 remote communities.

What’s in it for you?

  • The chance to work out­side of the hos­pi­tal envi­ron­ment” where you can work inde­pen­dent­ly for a com­mu­ni­ty-run health­care provider
  • Sup­port (leave and finan­cial assis­tance) for fur­ther rel­e­vant study
  • A com­pet­i­tive remu­ner­a­tion pack­age of $120-$140k pa includ­ing PBI salary packaging
  • Flights and trans­porta­tion to and from your remote location
  • Free accom­mo­da­tion, util­i­ties and internet
  • 35 days annu­al leave

What’s the role?

  • Deliv­er­ing high stan­dard dial­y­sis clin­i­cal care in their facilities
  • Coor­di­nat­ing the care of patients with com­plex health needs
  • Pro­vid­ing training/​education to dial­y­sis patients and their fam­i­lies to encour­age well-being and self-care

Is this role right for you?

  • Being known for your com­pas­sion and empa­thy, a self-starter and being able to work autonomously
  • Abil­i­ty to com­mu­ni­cate with all sorts of peo­ple and being able think on your feet to nego­ti­ate and solve problems
  • Being cul­tur­al­ly curi­ous and have respect for cul­ture and country
  • A flex­i­ble, good humoured and resilient style, and being pas­sion­ate and ready for a challenge
  • A min­i­mum 2 years recent haemodial­y­sis expe­ri­ence and AHPRA registration
  • An Aus­tralian dri­vers licence

What’s it like liv­ing in Alice Springs?

Alice Springs is a small town of just 29,000 peo­ple locat­ed in the Red Cen­tre of Aus­tralia, also known as the spir­i­tu­al heart­land of the coun­try. With its dusty red earth, friend­ly locals and plung­ing sky­line, you’ll not be dis­ap­point­ed by this remote town that punch­es way above its weight. Stun­ning land­scapes, remote com­mu­ni­ties, and a unique pio­neer­ing his­to­ry cre­ate a diverse and exhil­a­rat­ing des­ti­na­tion to explore. A thriv­ing, spir­it­ed out­back cen­tre, Alice Springs is as famous for the per­son­al­i­ty of its locals and con­tem­po­rary and tra­di­tion­al art as the nat­ur­al won­ders, includ­ing the stun­ning Lara­p­in­ta Trail and the Mac­Don­nell Ranges, which sur­round it.

If you are inter­est­ed in this oppor­tu­ni­ty, apply now, or to find out more give Megan Den­nis a call on 08 8982 1002 or recruitment@​ntphn.​org.​au