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Practice Nurse : Murchison

RWAV

  • Part-time with flexible working hours, casual positions are also available
  • Salary based on award depending on experience and skills
  • Mon-Fri, 9 am - 5 pm or 6 pm
  • Great team and a supportive learning environment
  • Supervision and mentoring available
  • Grant funding through GVLift Up
  • CPD scholarships and bursaries for upskilling through RWAV
  • Relocation grants provided by RWAV for eligible candidates
An excellent 12 month fixed term practice nurse opportunity available at a high quality and modern community health care practice. The purpose of the position is to ensure the effective functioning of the practice and deliver an exceptional standard of care to the patients.

This role requires full support to all areas of the primary care nursing, including triage, procedures and chronic disease management. You will see a range of patient's demographics primarily including concession cardholders from a small farming community from the region including Shepparton, Mooroopna, Rushworth, Tatura Nagambie and a handful of methadone and a high number of indigenous patients of the mainstream clinic.

If you are looking for a rewarding role and want to be part of a supportive community where you can make a difference, then apply today!

Essential Criteria:
  • Appropriate tertiary qualification & registration certificate
  • Professional indemnity cover
  • Minimum of one year of nursing experience, preferably in a community -based role
  • Demonstrated understanding of the needs of general practice and interest in community-based nursing including patient education and health promotion
  • Knowledge of current immunisation schedules, Diabetes management, asthma management, enhanced primary care  items, infection control, CPR and emergency resuscitation techniques, equipment and drugs
Desirable:
  • Competence in the use of relevant equipment and software - be specific, give brand-names if appropriate
  • Experience in a similar role as practice nurse or community -based nursing
  • Experience with specific social groups services by practice, such as adolescents, aged care, migrant or refugee groups, aboriginals & Torres Strait islanders etc
  • Additional qualifications such as Accredited Women's Health Certificate, Diabetes, Education Certificate, Asthma/Spirometry qualification/education
  • Training or experience in medicare item numbers and health funds
  • Member of APNA
Other Features:
  • Permanent position with a qualifying period of 3 months
  • Professional development provided or expected
  • A requirement for use of own vehicle, if essential to the position
  • Potential for contact with hazardous material such as blood and body fluids
  • May be required to have some immunisations

Practice Details:

This is the second-largest medical provider for indigenous patients in Murchison and attracts patients from the entire Goulburn Valley region. The organisation goal is to improve holistic preventative health and help patients to take charge of their health when dealing with chronic conditions, obesity and the challenges of low socio-economic conditions.

The practice strives to utilise advances in technology and runs a successful Methadone program and draws patients from as far away as Melbourne because of the way patients are treated here and also advocates for changes government programs to improve access to care and support for indigenous patients.
 
To apply for this position, send your resume and cover letter answering the selection criteria to screeningahn@rwav.com.au or call the recruitment team on 03 9349 7800 for a confidential chat. 

Please note candidates who have completed the IRON program and haven’t worked in an Australian primary/acute health setting and are seeking for sponsorship opportunities will not be shortlisted for this role.

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Registered NurseRWAV
Location VIC
Job Reference Number 17068
Classification Registered Nurse
Sub Classification Community,Practice Nurse
Job Type Full Time,Part Time
Closing Date 20-09-2019

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