Nurse Practitioner

Wide Bay, QLD |
Salary Range:

Remuneration up to $151,903 p.a.

Job Description:

The Nurse Practitioner, within the individuals credentialed scope of practice, provides nursing leadership, clinical governance, case management and complex clinical care and support for patients within the correctional environment.

The majority of health care provided to patients in the custodial setting is based within a model of primary health care and predominantly relates to the management of chronic disease, infectious disease, co-morbidity (Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Mental Health Conditions) and the provision of acute care as required.

The role includes the key co-ordination functions of complex evidence based care delivery across a continuum, business and materials management, and education provision for patients and their family / carers and staff. The position may require weekend and on call duties.

Skills and Experience:
  • Demonstrate and role model emotional intelligence, personal learning, growth and clinical supervision
  • Demonstrated and relevant clinical expertise to the level required within Mandatory Qualifications section.
  • Demonstrated skills and application of data analysis; outcome evaluation; service improvement and development through Quality, Safety and Governance activities.
  • Demonstrated advanced and effective interpersonal and written communication skills to enable accurate, complete, and timely information transfer to patients; their family / carers; nurses; or interprofessional team members to support patient-centred care and staff’s professional development.
  • Demonstrated legislation / policy knowledge and the ability to develop documents supporting the application of same within healthcare workplaces.
  • Leadership proficiency through the articulation of team engagement principles and personal attributes that influence a positive team culture and achieve active collaboration across multidiscipline services.
  • Proficiency in the establishment of therapeutic relationships, incorporating health education, advocacy and culturally competent professional practices that facilitate achieving patient identified goals and optimised health experiences.
  • Applied knowledge of quality improvement frameworks and associated quality processes inclusive of the integration of nursing research, identifying experiences that evidence a professional commitment to contributing to quality improvement.
How to Apply:

Apply online at

Starting date: 
Monday, August 5, 2019
Closing date: 
Monday, September 2, 2019
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service
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