Nurse Practitioner Chronic Disease

Job posted: 24/05/2022
Applications close: 29/08/2022 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 26862

Reference: 26862

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Nurse Practitioner Chronic Disease

  • Limited Term Part Time (16 hours per fortnight till June 2023)

  • Hospital Admission Risk Program and Chronic Rehab Integrated Services

  • Monday - Friday working hours

  • Generous salary packaging options

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

This is an exciting new Practitioner role working in a pilot model, where you will provide specialised nursing care to community dwelling patients including patients with chronic lung disease and pneumonia. The new project aims to reduce inpatient length of stay and hospital admission risk for this patient group, utilising an early discharge collaborative model of care in partnership with HITH.

On a daily basis you will live our Eastern Health values as you apply and lead innovative strategies & deliver great care in the specialised nursing management of clients with chronic lung disease.

You will be expected to possess clinical expertise and relevant depth of experience, specifically in regard to self-management and coaching strategies. You will have excellent communication & advocacy skills; great initiative; love challenge, growth and change; and possess the proven ability to actively collaborate, lead & deliver work to improve outcomes & experiences for your patients and teams. 

In return you will have access to numerous supports and opportunities to continuously improve yourself and your service, with regular clinical & operational supervision, and support & coaching from our Integrated Care Team and Physiotherapy Leaders.  You will join a large network of healthcare professionals working together across the continuum in professional development, quality, teaching, research activities and patient care.

About you 

To be successful in this role , you will require

  • Registered Nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), with no conditions on registration

  • Completed Master’s degree of Nurse Practitioner or equivalent Clinical Master’s degree, as deemed appropriate by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia via AHPRA, including the Therapeutic Medication management module.

  • Endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner via the NMBA.

  • Current Drivers Licence


  • Research publications and presentations at conferences

  • 5 years post graduate experience

  • Demonstrated skills in Chronic Disease management, focusing on Chronic Respiratory Disease in the community setting.

  • Previous experience working with psychosocial needs of patients.

  • Expertise in access management around patient flow, triage and clinical prioritisation practices in line with the DHHS Access policy.

  • Previous exposure to working with KPIs.

  • Excellent communication skills: written, verbal and interpersonal with demonstrated ability to collaborate and work as an effective team member at a local and organisational level to deliver organisational outcomes.

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 with booster & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury

  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.

  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.

  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Nurse Practitioner Chronic Disease

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SONJA LAUKART - (04) 0970 0445
Mary West - (04) 6662 1539

Nurse Practitioner Chronic Disease