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Position: Nurse Practitioner (Burketown)
Institution: Queensland Health
Department: North West Hospital and Health Service
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Duties: The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing advanced professional and clinical leadership in the coordination and delivery of comprehensive and complex care, education and consultancy and portfolio management to ensure safe practice and high quality outcomes. The NP Burketown PHC is required to provide direct nursing care at an advanced nursing level including the coordination, management and provision of on-call service requirements such as the Hospital Based Ambulance (HBA) model of care, etc
Requirements: Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse with Nurse Practitioner Endorsement and possession of a current annual licence certificate. Proof of qualification and registration or membership with the appropriate registration authority or association. Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) or equivalent postgraduate qualification required for Nurse Practitioner Endorsement with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Must apply to the NWHHS Nurse Practitioner Credentialing Committee for credentialing as a Nurse Practitioner within a month of commencement. However, interim Credentialing should be applied for immediately, having requirement to receive authority to practice in NWHHS prior to being able to perform Nurse Practitioner scope of practice. Nurses with additional authorisations must apply to the North West Hospital and Health Service Nursing Scope of Practice Committee to receive authority to practice prior to being able to perform the duties associated with such authorisation. Must be vaccinated against, and remain vaccinated against, certain vaccine preventable diseases including: measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), pertussis (whooping cough), and hepatitis B as required by HR Policy B1. This position may require the incumbent to operate a government vehicle and an appropriate licence endorsement to operate this type of vehicle is required (Queensland ā€˜Cā€™ class licence)
   
Text: This role provides expert nursing care within the Primary Health/Chronic Disease specialty area in Burketown and across the North West Hospital and Health Service, working autonomously and in collaboration with the multidisciplinary health team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing advanced professional and clinical leadership in the coordination and delivery of comprehensive and complex care, education and consultancy and portfolio management to ensure safe practice and high quality outcomes. If you are looking for the next career challenge, have an interest in rural and remote healthcare and would like to take advantage of the generous remuneration package and additional benefits on offer, then this could be the role for you. Job details Position status Permanent Position type Full-time Occupational group Health - Nursing Classification Nurse Grade 8 Workplace Location North West Qld Job ad reference QLD/MI307796 Closing date 06-May-2019 Yearly salary Fortnightly salary Total remuneration Salary Other Job duration Contact person Christine Davey Contact details 0419 626 778 Job Ad Reference: MI307796 Salary : Remuneration package of up to $152,351 p.a. ( any other applicable allowances/benefits including professional development allowance leave and RANIP) comprising salary range of $127,524 - $133,136 p.a. (Nurse Grade 8), recreational leave loading (17.5%), and employer contribution to superannuation (12.75%). (Employer provided assistance with accommodation may also be available for this position). About North West Hospital and Health Service The North West Hospital and Health Service covers an area of over 300,000 square kilometres and services the rural and remote communities within North Western Queensland and the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Health Service includes the City of Mount Isa and the towns and areas of Burketown, Camooweal, Cloncurry, Dajarra, Doomadgee, Julia Creek, Karumba, Normanton and Mornington Island. Health professionals are in high demand and working in this area offers a number of personal benefits including living in a unique natural environment close to where you work and a supportive local community. Some of the professional benefits include : greater autonomy and responsibility the variety of working in a multidisciplinary team access to professional development and support networks a range of additional financial benefits About the Role Contribute to positive patient outcomes by practising at an advanced level demonstrated by applying expert knowledge, advanced communication and complex decision making skills and clinical competencies for extended practice relevant to clinical context and specialty of Primary Health Care/Chronic Disease management including but not limited to: Direct referral of clients to other health professionals. Prescribing medications. Ordering diagnostic investigations. Correspondence with other health practitioners including General Practitioners (GP's). Requirements It is a mandatory requirement to have a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) or equivalent postgraduate qualification required for Nurse Practitioner Endorsement with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). For additional information regarding the responsibilities and/or other requirements for this position please refer to the role description. Benefits of working with North West HHS We are committed to providing a wide range of rewarding career opportunities to our employees. Our health service offers generous remuneration packages and employment benefits which include salary sacrificing options, recreational leave loading, generous employer superannuation contribution, shift allowances, locality allowances, professional development assistance, flexible working arrangements, access to corporate discounts, staff wellness programs and the employee assistance program. Burketown is known as 'The Barramundi Capital of Australia'. This charming outback town offers a relaxed lifestyle and provides great access to excellent barramundi fishing locations and the opportunity to visit the remarkable Boodjamulla National Park. From the months of August to November, a rare meteorological phenomenon known as 'Morning Glory' can observed in the skies above Burketown. The clouds appear as rolling tube-like formations and can extend for more than 1000 kilometres. Burketown is a unique and beautiful location in which to live and work!
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