COVID-19 Roles 

Fed Dept Health

Training to help Nurses re-enter the health workforce - https://covid-19training.gov.au/ 

The Australian Government will provide funding for registered nurses to undertake online education to enable them to re-enter the clinical workforce and assist with the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Media event date: 

25 March 2020

Date published: 

25 March 2020

Media type: 

Media release

Audience: 

General public

The Australian Government will provide funding for registered nurses to undertake online education to enable them to re-enter the clinical workforce and assist with the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite swift action by Australian governments, the number of COVID-19 cases will continue to grow.

It is likely that unprecedented demand for health care will put pressure on our health system and health professionals, especially doctors and nurses whose work is vital to protecting and saving lives.

The Government will provide up to $1 million to the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) to provide an online refresher course with up to date information about acute nursing care, including latest evidence based guidelines on COVID-19 infection control.

The course will be available immediately to eligible registered nurses who hold current general registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and who meet the recency of Practice Registration Standard of 450 hours practice within the last five years.

Up to 1000 eligible nurses will be able to undertake the training free of charge.

This new investment builds on the Australian Government’s announced $2.4 billion health package aimed at protecting all Australians, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from COVID-19.

Eligible nurses interested in undertaking the training should visit acn.edu.au/refresher or contact the Australian College of Nursing, by email at customerservices@acn.edu.au or by phone on 1800 265 534.

NEW ROLES FOR NURSE PRACTITIONERS

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NP in Aged Care General Practice - NSW, Wollongong

Description

Illawarra Aged Care GPs represents a collaborative network of general practitioners who are dedicated to working independently in aged care and recognise the need for considered assessment within the resident's environment and good communication with residents, family members and the multidisciplinary team at the RACF.

Do you want to work both autonomously to the full extent of your scope of practice and collaboratively with other health professionals to achieve best practice patient outcomes? 

Illawarra Aged Care GPs is currently looking for a Nurse Practitioner to join our general practice team providing services to residents of aged care facilities in the Illawarra. Working in collabaration with our GPs and our practice nurse, you will be responsible for undertaking assessment and management of residents using advanced nursing knowledge and skills, particularly you will contribute to improving healthcare services provided to residents and to minimise hospital admissions. 

 

Key responsibilities include: 

 * Apply early intervention techniques; provide timely and specialised advanced clinical care to residents, with a focus on prevention where possible.

 * Manage chronic health care conditions, helping residents to address and control their condition for optimum quality of life

 * Whilst utilising a palliative approach to care, residents will receive optimum symptom management at end of life 

* Coordinate, complement and work collaboratively with other health professionals and health services, coordinate a range of service providers through referrals or partnerships.

 

Required Experience, Skills and Qualifications

Essential Criteria: 

* Current registration and practicing certificate as a Nurse Practitioner with AHPRA

 * Experience in clinical care, and complex wound management 

* Experience in a flexible, multi-skilled team environment and advanced interpersonal, communication and customer service skills

 * Demonstrated flexibility, innovation and creativity which can be applied to the health setting

 * Effective organisational and time management skills 

* Strong administrative and computer skills 

Desirable Criteria: 

* Prior experience working within a residential aged care setting, geriatric medicine units and/or palliative care. 

* Prior experience working in emergency departments. 

 

Job Type and Category

This is a part time position or full time position with working hours and days flexible.  The successful candidate will receive a competitive remuneration package.

 

Contact person for more details: Dr Tas Karakaidos

For more details please email: drtas@agedcaregps.com.au

For more details please phone: 0413 487 886

NZ west Coast DHB

Nurse Practitioner - West Coast

Job description:

The West Coast DHB is a leader in Rural Healthcare in Aotearoa. We are seeking Nurse Practitioners with a can do attitude to join our exceptional team and fill either permanent or locum positions. We offer flexible hours and attractive remuneration packages to the right applicant. The DHB employs over 1,000 people and is fully involved in health care in the community, with 13 general practices/health clinics spread throughout the Coast. Our newly opened hospital in Greymouth is at the forefront of integrated care in our community. https://vimeo.com/431333229 To find out more about our exciting locum and short term contract opportunities email medicalstaffing@wcdhb.health.nz To enquire about full or part-time permanent opportunities email simon.liddy@wcdhb.health.nz

Contact person for more details: Simon Liddy

For more details please email: simon.liddy@wcdhb.health.nz

For more details please phone: + 64 033377890

Closing date: 26 August 2020

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Nurse Practitioner

Position Number:  00615845

Salary: RN SRN Level 7 $139,433 p.a.

Position Profile:  We are seeking an enthusiastic Nurse Practitioner looking for a unique opportunity to work in the Goldfields Region based at Kalgoorlie Health Campus - Regional Cancer Services.

In this role, you will be able to provide advanced nursing assessment, diagnosis, care and intervention to patients and families within the scope of practice of a Nurse Practitioner in Cancer Services.

Area Profile: The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health system in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, providing health services to approximately half a million people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half million square kilometre area. The organisation comprises seven regions, with a strong network of public hospitals, health services and health centres located across rural and remote Western Australia. Our core business is the provision of quality, accessible health services to country WA residents and visitors.

Selection Criteria: Please see the Job Description Form available at www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au

For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact Carol Erlank on 08 9080 5710. 

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employment Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours.

Application Instructions: Applicants are requested to apply online at www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au

ACT Health

Senior Project Officer – Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Project

Job description:

ACT Health The Nursing and Midwifery Office Senior Project Officer – Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Project Registered Nurse Level 4.3 Salary Range: $139,701 (PN: 48593) The Nursing and Midwifery Office has been tasked by the ACT Health Minister to review the scope of practice of nurse practitioners in the ACT, with a focus on legislation and policy barriers including access to the PBS, ability to certify death and complete advance care directives. The aim of the review will be to bring the scope of practice of nurse practitioners in the ACT into alignment with the other states and territories in Australia.

The successful candidate will:

  • Analyse previous research and reports on the role of Nurse Practitioners in the ACT; evaluate the progress of these reviews, and report whether the recommendations from these reviews were valid and have been implemented.
  • Map and create a database of current legislation and policies related to Nurse Practitioner clinical practice in the ACT.
  • Identify and prepare a report on legislative, policy and funding barriers to Nurse Practitioner clinical practice in the ACT, including relevant changes required to allow Nurse Practitioners to work to their full scope of practice.
  • Identify and review current credentialing policies and practices within ACT public health services. Draft a guideline for standardising credentialing for Nurse Practitioners in the ACT. 
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to identify opportunities for new Nurse Practitioner roles and provide recommendations on changes to existing models of care and scope of practice that will enhance and normalise Nurse Practitioner roles within ACT public health services.
  • Undertaking other duties appropriate to this level of classification that contribute to the Directorate.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

Registered or be eligible for registration as a nurse and/or Nurse Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) without conditions or notations.

Post graduate tertiary qualification related to nursing, research or project management.

Undergo a pre-employment police check.

Desirable:

Registered and endorsed as a Nurse Practitioner with AHPRA with minimum three years post graduate experience in a role as Nurse Practitioner.

Note:

This is a temporary position available for up to six months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply visit www.jobs.act.gov.au 

Contact person for more details:

Closing date: 28 August 2020

Your Job Reference Number: GBB000040

 

On going roles for Nurse Practitioners

AUSMED Call for speakers

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Ausmed Education is calling for expressions of interest from Nurse Practitioners to provide high-quality educational sessions at our Australiawide conferences and seminars.  Presenting to groups of nurses, midwives and other health professionals, ranging in size from 15 to 200 on a range of topics, our educators enjoy the support of a respected and well-known company, dedicated to producing professional, engaging and effective educational experiences.  Dowload the flyer "Ongoing opportunities Ausmed 'Call for Speakers'" for all the details.

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