Big Red Kidney Bus - Registered Nurse

Job posted: 01/06/2022
Applications close: 03/10/2022 (Midnight)
94 days remaining

94 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 53771

Reference: 53771

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

About Monash Health

Monash Health provides a world of healthcare across south eastern Melbourne, uniquely integrating primary, secondary and tertiary health services as well as world-renowned research and teaching facilities. We employee more than 22,000 staff who work across 40 care locations. In Monash Health your own growth and development is important and with us you can really be your best. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

Big Red Kidney Bus - About the opportunity

Monash Health are currently seeking experienced Renal Dialysis Registered Nurses to join our team for the commencement of short term placements in 2019.

Are you an experienced Haemodialysis nurse? Do you want a change of scene, travel and get to work and play in beautiful holiday locations? Are you committed to providing a high level of clinical care to your patients?

This adventure allows for an exciting nursing experience and the opportunity to enhance your clinical skills in beautiful tourist destinations throughout Victoria.

Monash Health is looking for trained haemodialysis registered nurses to work on the Big Red Kidney Bus, our mobile holiday dialysis service.

There are two big red kidney buses in Australia now - one in Victoria (run by Monash Health) and one in New South Wales (run by Royal North Shore Hospital), both in partnership with Kidney Health Australia. Both allow people on haemodialysis to take a holiday, and dialyse at the same time.

The bus won’t be going anywhere unless we have caring, capable and experienced dialysis nurses on board.

Dialysis nurses will be invited to join Monash Health’s casual nurse bank to meet WorkCover and indemnity requirements. Nurses will be asked to sign an agreement to special conditions.

You can choose to work the days/weeks and holiday locations that suit you.

The bus accommodates 3 chairs and 3 Fresenius 4008 machines. Depending on patient bookings 2 shifts, am & pm, will operate 6 days per week with nurses working solo, with 1 nurse to a maximum of 3 patients.

If you join the Monash Health casual nurse bank, you will be paid at casual rates to the maximum Grade 2, Year 10 RN level. The casual loading for Monday to Friday is 25%, for weekends it is 87.5% and for public holidays it is 250%. Uniform, shift and education allowances are not paid when casual rates are paid. Weekly allowances to assist with accommodation and travel expenses - an allowance of $100 per shift will be paid by Monash Health to assist with these expenses.

The  Big Red Kidney Bus will travel to the following locations in 2022:


  • Porepunkah

  • Echuca

  • Mildura

  • Warrnambool

  • Lakes Entrance

Choose your preferred location/s based on the dates the Big Red Kidney Bus is scheduled to be in your area. Choose how many days/weeks you want to work. Forthcoming trips and dates details can be found via the following link:

http://monashhealth.org/?s=Big+Red+Kidney+Bus    or visit kidney.org.au/bus

You will work with the Big Red Kidney Bus Coordinator, designing a roster to suit your ever changing lifestyle. 

About You

You are an experienced Registered Haemodialysis Nurse with at least 3 years’ experience who is confident in their ability to work unsupervised while providing a high level of clinical care. You have great communication skills and comprehensive haemodialysis experience with Fresenius dialysis machines.  Through your hard working and enthusiastic nature you have the ability to adapt to changing settings. As an integral part of the organisation you are the face of the MHB workforce consistently demonstrating our core values.

What you need to have

  • Current AHPRA registration

  • Current Working with Children’s Check

  • Proven experience in haemodialysis

  • Relevant working visa

  • Relevant haemodialysis qualifications 

What to expect:

  • Ability to work the shifts in locations that suit your lifestyle

  • Receive corporate benefits such as salary packaging, Employee Assistance Program

  • Receive all casual employee benefits

  • Receive generous weekly BRKB allowance depending on number of shifts worked/week 

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace.

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – recruitment@monashhealth.org. 

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and

  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.  The current orders require evidence of three doses.
All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 as part of their application.  Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement or your COVID-19 Digital Certificate, which can be accessed via MyGov.

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Big Red Kidney Bus - Registered Nurse