The Nurse Practitioner Candidate, within 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 service) and the provision of acute care as required.
Mandatory Role Requirements
Bachelor of Nursing and current AHPRA registration
Demonstrated competence and clinical experience within the relevant clinical specialty at an advanced level
Enrolment in a Master of Nursing Science (Nurse Practitioner) course at the time of commencing the Nurse Practitioner Candidate position
The successful applicant will be required to work the roster including weekends if rostered
Generous remuneration package value up to $11,439 p.m. comprising salary range of $4234.40 to $4598.20 p.f. (Nurse Grade 7), 17.5% leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Temporary full-time position commencing asap for up to 12 months.
The Townsville HHS has an annual operating budget of $928 million and is the region’s largest civilian employer with a workforce of 6248 clinical and non-clinical staff.
The Townsville HHS comprises 20 facilities including community health, aged-care facilities and rural hospitals covering an area from Cardwell in the north, Richmond in the west and Ayr and Home Hill in the south.
With a geographic footprint of 148,000 square kilometres the Townsville HHS is home to a resident population of 238,614 people.
As North Queensland’s only tertiary hospital, The Townsville Hospital also supports a catchment population of more than 695,000 people from right across North Queensland.
Every day the HHS sees 336 people in emergency departments, sees 1913 people through specialist outpatient clinics and performs 40 operations.