Dialysis Site Coordinator


Posted: 7 Feb 2024

Location: Alice Springs NT

We are looking for a compassionate and well organised person to coordinate our two-chair dialysis unit in Alice Springs.

  • Alice Springs, NT
  • Part time: Mon­day, Wednes­day, and Fri­day, 6:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • $96,626 pa + 11% Super + Allowances + Salary Pack

About Pur­ple House

We began 23 years ago with a knock-out exhi­bi­tion at the Art Gallery of NSW which raised over a mil­lion dol­lars. Peo­ple from the remotest, most beau­ti­ful part of the desert, then used this mon­ey to devel­op their own organ­i­sa­tion, with a cul­ture of car­ing, com­pas­sion and determination.

At the time, the focus was to get fam­i­ly mem­bers home to Kin­tore on dial­y­sis, for peo­ple to be looked after on coun­try and to main­tain the tra­di­tions of look­ing after coun­try and pass­ing on cul­tur­al her­itage to future generations.

It took a lit­tle time…and a lot of hard work…but in 2004, Pur­ple House start­ed dial­y­sis in Kin­tore, the first of its kind, and set a prece­dence for many oth­ers to follow. 

Today we proud to say the we have col­lab­o­rat­ed, sup­port­ed and helped many com­mu­ni­ties to get their peo­ple home and now oper­ate dial­y­sis in 19 com­mu­ni­ties across NT, SA and WA. We also run two mobile dial­y­sis trucks, pro­vide a range of sup­port ser­vices, run a suc­cess­ful social enter­prise and have big plans for more!

We have come a long way in 23 years!

Dial­y­sis Site Coordinator

We are look­ing for a com­pas­sion­ate and well organ­ised per­son to coor­di­nate our two-chair dial­y­sis unit in Alice Springs. We are look­ing for a strong patient advo­cate who will sup­port patients in their man­age­ment of com­plex comor­bidi­ties and devel­op­ing health literacy. 

As site coor­di­na­tor, you will be respon­si­ble for deliv­er­ing high qual­i­ty, per­son-cen­tred dial­y­sis treat­ment for your patients, as well as over­see the day-to-day oper­a­tions of the unit, includ­ing patient sched­ul­ing, equip­ment main­te­nance, and sup­ply inven­to­ry. You will also help sup­port new nurs­es in adapt­ing to the Pur­ple House dial­y­sis envi­ron­ment dur­ing orientation. 

About You

  • You have a per­son-cen­tred focus and are pas­sion­ate about patient advocacy.
  • You are a self-starter and can work autonomously.
  • You can com­mu­ni­cate with all sorts of people.
  • You can think on your feet to nego­ti­ate and solve problems.
  • You are cul­tur­al­ly curi­ous and have respect for cul­ture and country.
  • You are pas­sion­ate and ready for a challenge.
  • Your style is flex­i­ble, good humoured and resilient.

To be suc­cess­ful, you will; 

  • have a min­i­mum 2 years’ recent haemodial­y­sis nurs­ing experience.
  • have a cur­rent Aus­tralian Health Prac­ti­tion­er Reg­u­la­tion Author­i­ty (AHPRA) registration.
  • have unre­strict­ed legal rights to work in Australia. 
  • have been ful­ly vac­ci­nat­ed for COVID-19 (3 doses).

To apply

If you think you have what we’re look­ing for, tell us why by sub­mit­ting your cov­er let­ter and resume to people@​purplehouse.​org.​au.

We sug­gest you look at our web­site, Face­book, and Insta­gram to see how we roll.

For any enquiries regard­ing the posi­tion con­tact our peo­ple team — people@​purplehouse.​org.​au.

No Agen­cies Please

Appli­ca­tions close 8 March 2024.

Peo­ple are encour­aged to apply as soon as pos­si­ble as appli­ca­tions will be reviewed on sub­mis­sion; and as such the clos­ing date is sub­ject to change with­out notice. 

We active­ly encour­age and invite appli­ca­tions from Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander peo­ple for all our positions.