Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Nurse Practitioner
Remuneration: $127,159.18 – $136,154.76 per annum
Hours per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ256564
Vaccination Category: A and Evidence of COVID Vaccination Compliance
Applications Close: 1 October 2021
Where you will be working
Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) spans over 125,000 square kilometres across southern New South Wales, stretching from the Snowy Mountains in the east to the plains of Hillston in the northwest and all the way along the Victorian border.
As the largest employer in the region with over 5,000 healthcare staff and volunteers working across 33 hospitals and 12 primary health care centres, we prioritise:
- Focusing on wellness
- Aspiring to excellence
- Investing in our people
- Working together in partnership.
About the Opportunity
This position is open to transition Nurse Practitioners who’s further study will be supported, as well as endorsed nurse practitioners.
The endorsed Drug and Alcohol (D&A) Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide advanced senior nursing practice and expert clinical consultation and advice to Mental Health Drug and Alcohol (MHDA) services. The D&A NP will also liaise across other relevant services who are working with D&A Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) consumers who have severe and/or complex substance use issues to improve their health outcomes.
The D&A NP will provide operational support for OTP and is able to work autonomously and collaboratively in an advanced and extended clinical role. This includes assessment and management of consumers using nursing knowledge and skills and may include, but is not limited to the direct referral of consumer’s to other health care professional, prescribing medications and ordering diagnostic investigations. This position drives access to timely support and appropriate specialist intervention for Drug and Alcohol consumers in line with NSW Health strategic objectives.
The scope of practice of the nurse practitioner is determined by the context in which the nurse practitioner is authorised to practice, the education and level of competence of the individual and forms part of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Safety and Quality Framework.
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