Nurse Practitioner Chronic Disease

Job posted: 15/07/2022
Applications close: 25/08/2022 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 27525

Reference: 27525

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Nurse Practitioner Chronic Disease

  • Permanent Part Time

  • Generous Salary Packaging and Employee Benefits

  • Unique opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team with complex care clients within Integrated services

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

The Nurse Practitioner (HARP) is a registered nurse who is authorised to function autonomously and collaboratively in an advanced and extended role. The Nurse Practitioner role includes assessment and management of consumers using nursing knowledge and skills which may include, but not limited to, the direct referral of consumers to other health care professionals, prescribing medications and ordering diagnostic interventions. The Nurse Practitioner will have strong knowledge of working in the community setting with family inclusive practice a core element of their care. The Nurse Practitioner role is grounded in the nursing professional values, knowledge, theories, practice and provides innovative and flexible health care delivery that compliments other health care providers. The scope of practice is determined by the context in which the Nurse Practitioner is authorised to practice, according to the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) competency and accreditation standards and is articulated in a specific model of care. In HARP this is a social model of care focusing on self-management and education to prevent the readmission into hospital.

HARP services aim to prevent avoidable hospital presentations by implementing time limited care for clients with complex or chronic conditions who frequently attend hospitals or are at imminent risk of Hospitalisation.

The HARP Nurse Practitioner will be actively involved with all HARP clients, using their credentialing and specialised practice to support clients at home within this multi-disciplinary team.


About you 

To be successful in this role you will possess:


  • 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. Advanced candidate may be considered

  • Endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner via the NMBA.

  • Current Driver Licence


  • Research publications and presentations at conferences

  • 5 years post graduate experience

  • Demonstrated skills in Chronic Disease management 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.

  • Demonstrated negotiation, problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Membership of relevant specialty Professional Association.

  • Computer literacy and embracing of health technologies and informatics.

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 is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

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