Nurse Practitioner - Aged Care - Community

Nurse Practitioner
Central Coast Local Health District
REQ78493 Requisition #
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Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Nurse Practitioner
Remuneration: $2323.10 to $2487.40 per week
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ78493

With a rapidly growing population we offer a comprehensive range of services from acute care at Gosford and Wyong hospitals to sub-acute and community based services. We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills and compassionate in caring for our community. As part of our team we will support you and help you develop your career with us.

We invite you to come and be a part of our community.  The Central Coast is renowned for its natural beauty.  From the bush to the beach there is plenty to do – swimming, surfing, diving, golf, restaurants, cafes, bush walks, sporting clubs and activities for the kids and great shopping – and all in a friendly and relaxed environment.

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What you'll be doing

The Nurse Practitioner (NP), Aged Care will function autonomously and collaboratively in an advanced and extended clinical role to provide safe, high quality advanced nursing care. The NP Aged Care will primarily perform nursing assessment, management, treatment and clinical support to older persons. The NP will contribute to the advancement of quality health care systems within the Local Health District and across Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF’s) to reduce avoidable hospital presentations and promote early discharge from hospital.  

The core aspects of the role will be the delivery of safe, quality practice including the development of specialist plans of care that meet the needs of the older person in collaboration with the medical team. The NP will also have a collaborative link with Hospital in the Home services on the Central Coast.  

The NP role includes the assessment and management of older people using nursing knowledge and skills and may include but is not limited to initiation of diagnostic investigations, prescribing of medications and direct referral of patients to other health care professionals. The NP will practice within the NP’s approved scope of practice (ScOP), competence, legislative and policy frameworks and the strategic direction of the service and CCLHD.  

The NP will:
  • Provide advanced clinical nursing care/interventions as authorised by the NSW Nurses and Midwives Registration Board.
  • Develop and have an approved ScOP that is in line with the NMBA and Nurse Practitioner Policy identifying context and an evaluation strategy
  • Develop and monitor measurable Nurse Practitioner practice outcome indicators and continually review own ScOP
  • Ensure a patient centred advanced nursing practice in the assessment of the older person and implement management strategies in liaison with the medical officer/team, nursing and allied health staff
  • Facilitate processes to ensure involvement of family and carers in assessment and management strategies and provide information and support for their ongoing needs following discharge of patients from acute care settings.
  • Provide education on clinical issues to patients and carers within the clinical environment
  • Establish communication links and work collaboratively with RACFs to support/promote management of aged care patients.
  • Establish interactive and networking relationships with General Practitioners responsible for the ongoing care of clients.
  • Contribute to the Hospital in the Home strategy
  • Contribute to hospital avoidance and improvement of the patient journey through early intervention and patient-centred care planning.
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For role related queries or questions contact Melissa Pickering on 0414192291 or email

Applications Close: Sunday 16 December 2018


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