About the Role
The Practice Nurse will provide nursing treatment to patients and, where appropriate, delegated medical services in the clinical setting. For example:
• Provides care in a General Practice environment as well as in the home and workplace when required
• Conducts accurate comprehensive assessments of individuals presenting without appointments to improve outcomes, there by utilising triage skills and making effective clinical decisions, and minimising adverse events.
• Assesses and develops health care plans as appropriate
• Identifies and provides comprehensive physical, psychosocial and emotional care for individuals and groups.
• Conducts health care clinics – Asthma, Diabetes (where appropriately trained)
• Provides services in accordance with Medicare benefits schedule conditions.
• Assist with minor procedures undertaken by the General Practitioner.
Experience & Skills
The Registered Nurse must be registered in accordance to standards set out by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). A current driver's licence or access to transport is essential.
Registered Nurse qualifications – Community Generalist and registered with AHPRA, including extensive clinical experience in community nursing.
• Demonstrated experience and skills in rural and remote emergency nursing. ED experience essential.
• Demonstrated experience and competence in triage, preferably with certification to accompany resume/application.
• Demonstrates and maintains cultural competency and cultural security.
• Demonstrates advanced level of communication, consultation, negotiation and well developed interpersonal skills.
• Experience in and skills required for report writing.
• Experience in and understanding of providing education and training to the target group.
• Initiative and self-motivated attitude. Work independently in remote communities.
• Ability to build strong teams, including capacity to work with GP’s, school nurses, allied health professionals and others as required.
• Well-developed organisational skills and ability to prioritise and meet timelines and outcomes.
• Competency in using the Microsoft Office suite of programs (eg: Word, Excel, Access etc).
• Current Driver’s Licence.
• Current Police Clearance and Working With Children Check.
• Possession of relevant post-graduate qualification
• Experience in rural and remote health settings
• Experience in working with Aboriginal people
• Experience with computerised clinical software.
What's on Offer
• Call Out Fee After Hours - $75 per hour- Flat rate no Super
• Accommodation and meals provided through Rio Camp
• Car for work use only.
• Relocation up to $5000 with receipts.
• 5 weeks of Annual leave and 2 weeks sick leave
On call will be a shared roster between 2 x RN's. You will have every second weekend off.
Full Time / Part Time
The Pilbara is located about 1600 kilometres north of Perth, in the north-west region of Western Australia, with an area of around 500,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 40,000 people. The primary towns are Karratha and Port Hedland on the coast, and Tom Price and Newman inland.
An area of rugged beauty, the Pilbara has a vast coastal plain, spectacular inland ranges and an arid desert region reaching into the centre of Australia. It is characterised by the rich red hues of its landscape, imparted by the abundance of natural riches in its reserves of iron ore. Mining and offshore oil and gas exploration have given rise to the Pilbara’s economic boom in recent years, drawing large numbers of people to the region on both a temporary and permanent basis.
It has a tropical, semi-desert climate with a mainly summer rainfall associated with thunderstorms. From October to April temperatures throughout the region generally exceed 32 degrees celsius every day, sometimes topping 40 degrees, particularly in inland areas.
There are approximately 46 doctors working in the region in various areas, including general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services, hospitals and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.