Registered Nurse - Home Dialysis Training Unit - Wollongong Hospital

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Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time
Position Classification: Registered Nurse
Remuneration: $64,184.86 - $90,122.83
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ139860
Applications Close: Sunday 1 December 2019

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Renal Home Training Unit as a Registered Nurse at Wollongong Hospital.

What you'll be doing

The Renal Home Training Unit Registered Nurse is responsible for:
* the education and training of patients (and/or carers) choosing to dialyse independently at home. 
* the ongoing review and follow up of the patient across the continuum of their home dialysis journey. This includes regular assessment of patient, their dialysis adequacy, patient’s ability to manage the therapy at home, management and/or treatment of complications and adverse events. 
* liaising with the Multidisciplinary team as required and communicate effectively with physicians. 
* required to attend home visits for both peritoneal and haemodialysis patients, dialysing or planning to dialyse at home.

Once proficient in both forms of dialysis in the Home Training setting, the RN will be required to be on the on-call roster which covers weekends and after hours in the evening, including phone calls and call outs to ED.

Where you’ll be working


Wollongong Hospital is the Illawarra and Shoalhaven’s major referral and teaching hospital and has bed base of more than 500. The campus, which incorporates the Illawarra Regional Cancer Care Centre, provides a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient and community-based services.


Wollongong is located an hours drive south of Sydney on a narrow coastal strip bordered by the Royal National Park to the north, Lake Illawarra to the south, the Tasman Sea to the east and the Illawarra Escarpment to the west.  Learn more about the lifestyle benefits of living and working in Wollongong.


Wollongong Hospital is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.


The values of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District guide the behaviour and professional standards of our staff and underpin the ways in which we engage with our patients and consumers.  Our CORE Values are Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.


Visit our ISLHD Youtube Channel to see our people and location in action and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date @IllaShoalHealth.


Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with before employment can commence.


An eligibility list will be created for future Permanent and Temporary Full-Time and Part-Time positions.


Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to


Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

  1. Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) and unrestricted NSW Driving Licence Class C.
  2. Recent experience in haemodialysis and/or peritoneal dialysis.
  3. Demonstrated application of adult learning principles in the context of the chronically ill patient.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of evidence based practice and critical thinking.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to person centred care and NSW Health Core Values.
  6. Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  8. Computer literacy and understanding of relevant health related information systems.

Need more information?

  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position

For role related queries or questions contact Sarah Dwyer on (02) 4253 4946 or

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Sydney, New South Wales (Australia)

Phone: +61 2 9391 9000

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20 November 2019
Location: Australia New South Wales Wollongong
Salary: $64,184.86 - $90,122.83 AUD per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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