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Practice Nurse at Minlaton

Adelaide Unicare
Job Summary
  • Company
    Adelaide Unicare
  • Location
    Minlaton, SA 5575
  • Salary
    41.39 - 43.79 $ /hour  Plus 25% causal loading. T&Cs covered by EBA. Hourly rates supplemented by after-hours penalty rates & on call allowances.
  • Job Type
    Daily / Hourly Rate
  • Job Category
    Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
  • Occupations
  • Years of Experience
    2+ to 5 Years
  • Industries
    Healthcare Services
  • Job Reference Code
    RN - MMC - June 2018
Practice Nurse at Minlaton






The Person


Adelaide Unicare is looking for casual Practice Nurses to join our busy Minlaton Medical Centre. The Centre includes a 24/7 Accident & Emergency Service & is located in Minlaton, approximately 200 kilometres from Adelaide on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia.


If you can perform all aspects of General Practice Nursing dutiesand are committed to working in a busy practice with a varied patient mix then this is a great opportunity.


You will need to be an experienced Practice Nurse and musthave at least 3 years prior experience working in the Australianprimary healthcare sector (preferably in a GP country setting or similar).You will possess Accident & Emergency skills & competencies and be experienced in emergency & triage protocols. You will have excellent customer service skills and be familiar with using computerised practice management systems.


You will perform a wide range of clinical nursing duties including immunisations, development of care plans, patient health assessments, wound care and management, management of A&E presentations and assisting with minor procedures performed in the Clinic.


The Clinic has a key teaching & training focus so you will have some exposure to medical students.


The Conditions


  • Casual Positions – hours to be negotiated.
  • Remuneration will be as specified in the Centre’s Enterprise Agreement.
  • Participation in weekend rosters & on call arrangements.


The Location


Minlaton is a country town approximately 200 kilometres from Adelaide & centrally located on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. The town is close to coastal areas which are approximately 30 kilometres away to both the east & west. Coastal towns within this region are noted for their excellent fishing catches both from the beach or jetty or by boat.


Minlaton itself has a population of about 1,000 people but it also services surrounding towns. The surrounding towns bring Minlaton’s catchment area to approximately 5,000 people.


The main industry in the district is livestock farming (cattle & sheep) & crop growing (wheat).

Minlaton is serviced by 2 banks, 1 supermarket, a local post office, hotel, pharmacy, veterinary service and a variety of smaller shops. There is also a high care nursing home in the town as well as an aged care hostel


Local schooling provides schooling from reception to year 12. In addition there is a kindergarten in the town.


The town is well serviced with sporting facilities including a sporting club & 18 hole golf course. Sports on offer include tennis, hockey, basketball, netball, football, indoor soccer, table tennis, polocrosse, cricket, bowls & golf.


The Practice


The Minlaton Medical Centre is a well-established General Practice which is highly regarded by the local community. It has strong links to the University of Adelaide and is involved in the teaching of rural orientated general practice to medical students.

The Centre has an arrangement with Country Health SA to operate and manage a 24 hour Accident & Emergency Unit. This Unit is attached to the Minlaton Medical Centre and the service it provides is highly valued by the local community given the fact that there is no hospital in the town. The nearest hospital is the Yorketown Hospital which is approximately 30 kilometres away.

The Centre currently has 3 general practitioners & 4 permanent part time registered nurses plus a number of casual nurses. The general practitioners & registered nurses work both at the Centre and in the Accident & Emergency Unit. Both the doctors and nurses are required to participate in the relevant on call rosters.

The Minlaton Medical Centre caters for a wide range of patients from the new born to the elderly as well as any emergency case which presents at the Accident & Emergency Unit.

There are also a wide range of visiting specialists and allied health services that visit Minlaton on a sessional basis

The Centre is fully accredited with AGPAL. The GP component of the Centre is open 5 days a week whilst the A&E component is open 7 days a week.

The Company


Adelaide Unicare is a company which is 100% owned & controlled by the University of Adelaide. Our mission is to:-


  • Provide quality patient care.
  • Provide a quality teaching network for medical undergraduate, postgraduate and allied health professionals
  • Facilitate research into general practice.


Currently we own & run 6 General Practices. Two of these are located in the Adelaide CBD, 3 are located in the northern suburbs of Adelaide and 1 is located on the Yorke Peninsula in rural South Australia. In addition we own a purpose-built Teaching & Training facility and an eHealth Business Unit.


We have strong ties with the University of Adelaide’s faculty of Health Sciences which offers ongoing networking, training and development opportunities.


To apply


Please apply by following the relevant links on the Career One website.