Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Nurse Practitioner
Remuneration: $127,159.18 – $136,154.76 per annum (+ super + 17.5% leave loading)
Hours per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ301318
Vaccination Category: A
Applications Close: 9 May 2022
Immerse yourself in our dynamic team and bring your exceptional person-centred care approach to MLHD and help enhance our services!
What we offer
- Relocation assistance and free short term accommodation options considered
- Temporary visa sponsorship considered
- Salary Packaging – up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + $9k remote area housing + novated leasing
- Corporate health and fitness program
- Flexible working arrangements
- Genuine welcoming and supportive staff and communities
- Career development opportunities
Where you’ll be working
Our Drug and Alcohol teams are known for their love of innovation, teamwork and holistic approach to care. Working in a role within our Local Health District means you will be able to thrive in a supportive, flexible and fulfilling workplace.
We are committed to ensuring professional development, clinical supervision and supporting achievement of career goals. Our multidisciplinary teams provide career paths for both nursing and allied health staff, new graduates and established professionals.
We work collaboratively to provide exceptional clinical care and service provision to community members experiencing issues with substance use.
To learn more about life in Wagga Wagga please visit: https://visitwagga.com/
About the Role
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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