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Nurse Practitioner - Palliativ...

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Nurse Practitioner
Remuneration: $118 257.51 - $126 621.74 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ28943

The Department of Palliative Care at Prince of Wales Hospital is involved in the care of a diverse range of patients with end stage diseases throughout the hospital campus and into the community. The newly created Nurse Practitioner position is supported by the existing RNs and CNC Palliative Care as well as the wider multidisciplinary team.

Where you`ll be working
The Prince of Wales Hospital is a major teaching hospital based in Sydney`s eastern suburbs that serves all of New South Wales.
We are affiliated with the University of NSW, one of the premier medical teaching facilities in Australia. This assists us to provide excellence in care in conjunction with our commitment to clinical teaching and medical research.

What you`ll be doing The Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner provides readily available access to clinical expertise and support for the Prince of Wales Hospital and Community (POWH) Palliative Care Service.
The Palliative Care NP extended practice role includes, comprehensive assessment, interpretation of diagnostics, implementation of treatment modalities including prescribing medications and relevant referral skills applied to a broad range of challenging, complex and changing situations within the Palliative Care Service.
The NP will be responsible for the management of conditions requiring specialist palliative care nursing assessment and management across end stage diseases of residents in the community with a primary focus on those patients in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) located in Prince of Wales Hospital catchment area.

Selection criteria:

  • Registered Nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia including endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner or working towards same as per the NMBA Guidelines on endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Post graduate qualifications at Masters level, in a NMBA approved program of study or relevant clinical specialty, or working towards
  • Demonstrated high level knowledge and advanced clinical nursing skills including comprehensive assessment, interpretation of diagnostics, implementation of treatment modalities and relevant referral skills applied to a broad range of challenging, complex and changing situations
  • Demonstrated understanding of the palliative care delivery system and ability to lead and implement changes and develop direction in clinical practice by the initiation, utilisation and review of evidence based research
  • Proven high level knowledge and expertise in complex client centred consultancy, practice development activities including mentoring, education, active participation in communities of practice, policy development and quality improvement
  • Demonstrated advanced clinical leadership role, negotiation, liaison, interpersonal and problem solving skills across the palliative care service
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability while also working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary and multi service environment
  • Current unrestricted NSW Driver`s License

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For role related queries or questions contact Laura Candy on Laura.Candy@health.nsw.gov.au or 9382 2768

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Applications Close: 27 March 2018

Date Posted
Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Sydney, NSW
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