KEEP IN TOUCH
07 3105 7800
Level 4, 348 Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Galangoor Duwalami means "Good Meeting Place" and that's exactly what the clinics in Hervey Bay and Maryborough provide for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community across the Fraser Coast and surrounds to access primary health and wellbeing services tailored to their needs.
Galangoor provides high quality comprehensive primary health and wellbeing services promoting healthy lifestyles, social and emotional wellbeing and early intervention targeting designed to ensure Healthy Living, Healthy Communities, and a Healthy Future.
The Practice Nurse position is responsible for the provision of culturally appropriate efficient and responsive comprehensive primary health care to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a primary health care setting. The service adopts a holistic approach which focuses on the concept of continuity of care and comprehensive care for Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people.
This opportunity offers the successful applicant the inclusion and support of a varied and multiskilled inter-disciplinary and integrated team. Join a growing Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service which offers you the opportunity to genuinely make the job your own and increase your scope.
Salary Package - Competitive base salary + 9.5% super + salary sacrifice + 5 weeks annual leave
Key Duties Include:
Deliver clinical services within a comprehensive primary health care service environment with an interdisciplinary team focus, which is:
of high quality
professional, confidential and holistic
Provide day to day health service activities to the designated communities within the context of Primary Health Care in a professional, confidential and culturally safe manner
Provide effective first point of medical engagement including, triage assessments, taking of medical history/detail, assignment of patient, completion of preliminary procedures
Provide routine screening services to patients including blood pressures, blood sugar levels, temperatures, urine testing (routine and pregnancy tests), weight, length and head circumference (in children under three)
Provide treatment and care to patient under the direction of the doctor including immunization of children under five years old against childhood diseases as by the doctor
Conduct Adult Health checks, Immunization of adults as requested by the doctor
Treatment of wounds and other clinical procedures as directed by the doctor
Liaise and coordinate treatment, care and follow up through consultation with other sections in the service, hospitals and agencies
Attend to home visits with doctor if required
Provide health education and promotion on a one to one basis to all the services clients
Provide counselling and support for patients and referrals to appropriate sectors through consultation with doctor and patient
Patients are informed of respiratory etiquette, hand hygiene, and precautionary techniques to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases
Immunisations recommended by Australian Immunisation Handbook are provided based on individual patient's immunisation status
Patients are recalled for any significant results and are advised of any follow up tests and results
Provide evidence of Immunological status for Vaccine Preventable disease and if required be agreeable for the administration of vaccine
Maintain Treatment /Consulting Room ensure fully stocked, checked and tidied after each client as per Clinic Procedure
Use equipment as per procedures, report any functional problems, maintain sterilization procedures
Provide all clinical care within scope of practice
Under limited supervision store, prepare and administer medication in accordance with unit policy, protocol and relevant legislation
Instruct client/care givers on how to take medication, the correct dosage, storage and security
Instruct client/care givers on how to obtain new medication supplies when required.
Attend to home visits with doctor if required
Adherence to the RACGP standards for general practices (5th Edition
Key Requirements Include:
Registration with AHPRA & licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse.
Relevant clinical experience and recency of practice with commitment to evidence-based outcomes
A demonstrated understanding of the needs of Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) and interest in comprehensive primary health care nursing within the Galangoor Duwalami Model of Care.
Responsive to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and has received or willing to attend training in cultural reflective practice.
Excellent communication skills with patients, their families and with the interdisciplinary team
Commitment to Professional Development of self and others to encourage lifelong learning.
Ability to plan, prioritise and time manage.
Utilises available resources effectively and efficiently for the delivery of evidence-based nursing health care.
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (annual), and First Aid Training (every 3 years).
Current Class C driver licence.
Current Blue Card.
Satisfactory Police Check.
Evidence of immunisation against vaccine preventable diseases
Membership of appropriate professional body
Experience working as a Practice Nurse in a primary health care setting
Experience working in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service and/or working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Holds an Immunisation Nurse Practitioner certificate
Experience in Phlebotomy and/or IV cannulation (or willingness to work towards developing this skill)
Experience in Implanon insertion / removal (or willingness to work towards developing this skill)
Experience in cervical screening testing (or willingness to work towards developing this skill)
Experience in Chronic Disease Management e.g., care coordination, chronic disease self-management, preparation of GPMPs (Medicare Item 732)
Well balanced working environment
Excellent purpose-built facilities
Hours = Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Dedicated team of professional staff
Willingness to work across both clinics e.g. Maryborough and Hervey Bay
Applications (Written application, with resume and two referees) will need to address the application form including these questions:
How many years' experience do you have as a practice nurse?
Are you currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)?
Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
Please apply via the 'Apply Now' button on this page.