Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Nurse Practitioner
Remuneration: $121,216.04 – $129,788.98 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ108191
Vaccination Category A
Applications Close: 21 August 2019
Where you will be working
Wagga Wagga Base Hospital (WWBH) is one of the busiest rural hospitals in NSW with over 300 beds, 40,000 emergency presentations, 1,100 births and approximately 11,000 operations annually.
A significant three stage re-build of WWBH is well underway, with the third and final stage of the redevelopment, a six-storey Ambulatory Care Building, commencing in 2018. Construction is due to be completed late 2020 with operational commissioning in 2021.
Stages 1 and 2 completed in 2017, delivered a new 50-bed Mental Health Building and a 7-storey Acute Services Building. Wagga Wagga Base Hospital includes an emergency department, operating theatres, women’s and children’s inpatient unit, intensive care and high dependency unit, angiography suites, additional inpatient beds and a rooftop helipad. Specialties include cardiovascular, gastroenterology, renal medicine, obstetrics, orthopaedics, psychiatry and paediatrics.
In total, the NSW Government is investing $431 million in the development of Wagga Wagga
Health Service. It represents one of the largest health redevelopment in the state. Further information about the WWHS Redevelopment is available here > http://www.wwhsredev.health.nsw.gov.au/
What you will be doing
The endorsed Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse educated and authorised to function autonomously and collaboratively in an advanced and extended clinical role. The NP role includes assessment and management of clients using nursing knowledge and skills and may include, but is not limited, to the direct referral of patients to other health care professionals, prescribing medications and ordering diagnostic investigations.
The NP role is grounded in the nursing profession’s values, knowledge, theories and practise and provides innovative and flexible health care delivery that complements other health care providers. The scope of practice of the nurse practitioner is determined by the context in which the nurse practitioner is authorised to practice.
Note: The approved scope of practice/ formulary for individual Nurse Practitioner is to be attached to the Position Description in personnel file. This would also include a copy of the signed document by the CE.
For role related queries or questions contact Stacey Collins on Stacey.Collins2@health.nsw.gov.au