Nurse Practitioner - Emergency

Job posted: 07/03/2023
Applications close: 07/04/2023 (Midnight)
18 days remaining

18 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 45255

Reference: 45255

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

About Us
Western Health is one of the fastest growing health services in all of Australia. Its services the growing, and rapidly expanding inner and outer Western suburbs of Melbourne. The community we serve is very diverse.

The Emergency Medicine program at Western Health is rapidly growing and expanding. Western Health has received unprecedented investment from the Victorian government in infrastructure projects. Each major project increases the capacity of the emergency services program.

We need skilled individuals to join our service, to be at the forefront of leading this growth and service development.

About the Role

The position of Nurse Practitioner – Emergency (Adult) will play a key clinical leadership role in the the Sunshine Hospital Emergency Department.

The Nurse Practitioner –Emergency is an independent advanced practice nurse and  endorsed as such by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) who has direct clinical contact and practices within their scope under the legislatively protected title ‘nurse practitioner’ under the national law.

The Nurse Practitioner – Emergency role involves assessment and management of clients using nursing knowledge and skills and may include, but is not limited to, the direct referral of patients to other health care professionals, prescribing medications, and ordering diagnostic investigations. The Nurse Practitioner – Emergency role is grounded in the nursing profession’s values, knowledge, theories and practice and provides innovative and flexible health care delivery that complements other health care providers. The scope of practice of the Nurse Practitioner – Emergency is determined by the context in which the Nurse Practitioner – Emergency is credentialed by the NMBA and the Nursing and Midwifery Scope of Practice and Credentialing Committee to practice.

Essential Criteria


  • Registration as a Nurse and Endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner in Australia
  • Master of Nursing (enabling registration as Nurse Practitioner)
  • Hold a current prescriber number and be able to apply for a provider number
  • Demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge in area of registration
  • Demonstrated professional and clinical leadership, supervision, team contribution, mentoring, coaching and problem solving skills
  • Proven commitment to the development of learning, teaching and research oriented work environment within a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment
  • Demonstrated high-level communication, liaison, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development
  • Evidence of commitment to quality improvement
  • Evidence of participation in the collection of data and report writing
  • Demonstrated ability in the operation of various computer software packages and a willingness to learn the databases that are an integral part of patient management and the project
  • A commitment to high quality, safe and person centred patient care


  • Evidence of prior service delivery planning
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quality management
  • Research, publication and public presentation experience.


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies

Nurse Practitioner - Emergency

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Chris Poropat - 0400946233
Nicole Davies - 0435656190

Nurse Practitioner - Emergency