About the Role
This busy private practice in Kalgoorlie are seeking an experienced full time Registered Nurse. The nurse will be required to work every Tuesday and ideally Thursday evenings until 7pm and every second Saturday morning. Applicants with dual registration as a midwife, please see separate midwife vacancy information.
Duties will include and not be limited to:
-Promote health assessment checks and manage chronic disease patients.
-Immunisation, including maintenance of patient records and fridge; completion of ACIR requirements; ordering and aiming to maintain practice immunisation rate over 90%.
-Minor procedures and wound care including preparing patients and consult room for procedure, removing of sutures and surgical clips and assessment and attendance to wound care.
-Cervical screening, including undertaking pap smears, pelvic examinations and breast awareness education where appropriate; ensuring adequate sampling of squamous columnar junction and ensuring practice's cervical screening rates meet requirements for PIP outcome payment.
-Development of protocols and procedures relevant to nursing duties to meet accreditation requirements, attendance at practice clinical meetings, infection control, maintenance of waste and sharps disposal and collection, provide staff education regarding infection control and cleaning requirements.
-Responsible for the maintenance of sterilised equipment.
-General duties including triaging emergency patients, completing health summary documents on all new patients and maintaining existing patient records, maintain and restocks: doctor’s bag, medication supplies, emergency equipment, practice S8 drug register/s (if applicable).
-Undertake other duties as requested by the GP including ECGs, urinalysis, eye washing, ear syringing and audiometry, medicals for diving, Centrelink, WorkCover as well as continence assessments, education and referrals. Ordering of nitrous oxide and O2 as required.
Experience & Skills
-Registered nurse licensed to practice in Western Australia;
-Experience working in a primary health care setting;
-Able to work as part of a small team;
-Excellent communication skills with patients, their families and with the other members of the general practice team.
Full Time / Part Time
The Eastern Goldfields is the largest region in Western Australia. It covers almost one third of the State and has a population of about 54,000. More than half of the region’s residents live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Esperance, on the southern coast, is the second largest centre with a population of around 13,000.
The Kalgoorlie region has been historically significant in the development of Western Australia, as the centre of the gold rush in the 1890s. As well as reminders of those times in the buildings and institutions around the city, there is still a plethora of natural bounty to be enjoyed in its eucalyptus forests, wide sweeping plains and abundance of wildlife. The cultural mix found in the region is also rich, with a melding of Indigenous and European heritages that has created an area of unique character. To the southern edge of the region the pristine beaches provide a stunning backdrop to Australia’s southern ocean, reached through a corridor of National Parks and wide swathes of unspoiled natural beauty.
The primary industries in the cooler southern part of the region are fishing and farming. The warm, dry northern areas are dominated by gold and nickel mining and industry-related services.
About 50 general practitioners work in the region across 22 practices, including Aboriginal Medical Services and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Kalgoorlie is well serviced by specialists.