Nurse Practitioner - Older Person and Chronic Disease

Job posted: 02/10/2020
Applications close: 23/10/2020 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Nursing

Reference: 22133

Reference: 22133

Occupation: Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Nurse Practioner - Older Persons and Chronic Disease

  • Integrated Services

  • Permanent Part Time

  • Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP) and Chronic Rehab

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 statewide specialist services  to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

Disease specific chronic disease clinics and rehabilitation programs are conducted within Eastern Health facilities and coordinated by Integrated Services Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP) staff. These include but are not limited to Chronic Heart Disease clinics, Pulmonary, Cardiac, Heart Failure, and Oncology rehabilitation programs. 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 focussing on self-management and education to prevent the readmission into hospital.

About you 

To be successful in this role you should 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.

  • Endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner via the NMBA.

  • Highly developed interpersonal and leadership experience

  • A strong commitment to high quality care

  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

What we offer

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

The benefits of working for Eastern Health include:

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you have the ability and drive to make a difference take hold of this opportunity and apply today!

For full details refer to the attached Position Description and direct all enquiries to the contact person listed.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police records check.

You must have the right to permanently live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

Please submit all applications online.

Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

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

Nurse Practitioner - Older Person and Chronic Disease

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Kathy Marshall

Nurse Practitioner - Older Person and Chronic Disease