Katherine is often referred to as the 'crossroads of the north'. Perfectly located close to some of the most spectacular sites Australia's north has to offer, Katherine Dialysis Unit is situated at Katherine District Hospital on the road to the world renowned Katherine Gorge. Katherine Dialysis Unit offers a change of pace and a unique work environment.
Our renal unit provides haemodialysis treatment for 16 patients at our 4 station renal unit, and support for 8 Peritoneal Dialysis patients in the Katherine region. We operate Monday to Saturday. The coming months will prove an exciting time for our small unit as a unit expansion is currently underway to include 2 additional dialysis stations and upgraded staff facilities.
Working in Katherine offers unique cultural opportunities and challenges. Our patients are predominately Aboriginal who have initially begun their renal treatment in Darwin.
The renal staff in Katherine including the medical team and our friendly PCA's, are supported by the renal outreach team from Royal Darwin Hospital including Nephrologists, Dietitian, Renal Access/Anaemia Coordinator, and the Chronic kidney Disease Coordinator. They all play an important part in delivering quality and safe renal care to our renal patients in Katherine. The Katherine community is a small community and staff enjoy the relaxed, friendly environment that comes with working in a small, country hospital.
Katherine is a modern town located 317km south if Darwin on the Stuart Hwy. With a population of around 11,000, it boasts a complete range of facilities and services, numerous natural attractions and a diverse history. Living in Katherine gives you the opportunity to enjoy this unique environment. The Katherine River, which runs through the centre of town provides an ideal opportunity for fun, fun, fun including fishing, canoeing and swimming. The tropical climate provides perfect B.B.Q weather in the dry season, with temperatures reaching 30 degrees during the day and significantly cooler at night. Perfect for an ale or two after work! The wet season also provides its own display with fantastic thunderstorms, giving life to this lush landscape. If you enjoy 'the great outdoors', Katherine is the place for you!
Working in Katherine will provide the 'adventurous at heart' with a unique nursing experience. So if you enjoy the challenge of Indigenous health care in the real Australia, have the ability to work independently and as part of an extended multidisciplinary team and want the adventure of the Australian outback, working in Katherine Dialysis Unit is for YOU!!!