Employment and vacancies

Renal services

Opportunities are currently available for nurses experienced in dialysis and with a passion for improving the health of Aboriginal people.

Employment is available across a network of locations in both government and non-government services in Central Australia, the Top End and the cross-border regions of South Australia and Western Australia.

Western Desert Dialysis

Western Desert Dialysis is currently seeking applications for remote dialysis nurses.

Full-time positions lasting six to 12 months (or more) are available for registered nurses who have a minimum of two years recent dialysis experience.

Accommodation and transport will be provided.

About the service

Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation Dialysis is an Indigenous-run, non-government organisation that provides services so patients can receive treatment on country, with family.

The organisation operates a mobile dialysis clinic called the Purple Truck, as well as remote clinics across the NT and Western Australia including:

  • Kintore
  • Kwirrkurra
  • Yirrkala
  • Yuendumu
  • Lajamanu
  • Warburton
  • Santa Teresa
  • Alice Springs
  • Hermannsburg
  • Panuku.

For more information visit the Western Desert Dialysis website.


Nurses with postgraduate qualifications are encouraged to apply.

If you have experience but not specialty qualifications, the NT Government also offers annual studies assistance grants for postgraduate study after one year of employment. 


For more information about working with Western Desert Dialysis contact:

Deb Lillis RN, director of clinical services
Western Desert Dialysis
Phone: 0437 794 520

For information about working with government-run renal services email NursingRecruitmentRDH.THS@nt.gov.au or call 1800 000 648 (free call).

Tennant Creek Renal Unit

The Tennant Creek Renal Unit is currently seeking applications for experienced haemodialysis nurses.

About the service

Tennant Creek is located 500km north of Alice Springs in the Barkly region of Northern Territory in the Central Australian Outback.

The health service provides acute and long term care to a population of about 3500, including a large Indigenous population and many tourists.

The 12 chair service provides haemodialysis for over 50 clients while nephrology management is provided in Alice Springs.

The unit operates Monday to Saturday on a 1:4 nurse:patient ratio. The facility is able to provide more personalised care and encourages clients to achieve and maintain a certain level of independence. Attendance rates at the unit are very high.

Full time positions are available for Registered Dialysis Nurses who have a minimum of two years recent dialysis experience. Rent free accommodation and a relocation allowance will be provided to successful applicants.


For further information and to express your interest please contact:

Jini Joy
Clinical Nurse Manager
Renal Unit, Tennant Creek Hospital
Phone: (08) 8962 4462
Mobile: 0438 851 578

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Last updated: 23 December 2016

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