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Nurse Practitioner (Capella Primary Healthcare Service)


Only a 30 minute drive from Emerald, the hub of the Central Highlands, Capella is a small rural township ready for you to call home. Rural living boasts incredible benefits from reduced stress to close knit communities welcoming you with open arms.

As the Nurse Practitioner for the Capella Primary Health Clinic, you will be rewarded with increased autonomy in the provision of health care for your patients. See firsthand the positive impact of your nursing as you care for you neighbours, near and far, and improve their quality of life.

Rural nursing is highly beneficial both personally, professionally and financially, receiving remote area incentive nursing packages. Calling Capella home will allow you to live life to the fullest. Apply today, we’d love to welcome you to our wonderful community!

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Part-time
Occupational group Health - Nursing
Classification Nurse Grade 8
Workplace Location Rockhampton region
Job ad reference QLD/CH4E566353
Closing date 24-Jun-2024
Job duration
Contact person Jennifer Ralaca
Contact details (07) 4987 9564
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This position attracts a Queensland Health Attraction Incentive of up to $70,000 - find out if you qualify here: Workforce Attraction Incentive Guideline Scheme

About us:

Emerald is the principal town of the Central Highlands division of Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service. Central Highlands provides Health Services at four hospitals, Emerald, Blackwater, Springsure, Woorabinda and provides primary health and or outpatient services at facilities in the Gemfields, Tieri and Capella. Capella has a population of 974 (2021 Census) and is located 52 km north of Emerald.

About the role:

The NP will provide an advanced level of care with clinical expertise and specialised skills in accordance with his/her scope of practice within the Chronic and Primary Care area. This includes assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for patients in a rural setting. The NP will have the authority to order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmacological and non- pharmacological therapies, and provide direct referral to other healthcare professionals, whilst functioning within their credentialed scope of practice. The NP will work with multidisciplinary teams and local General Practice to provide holistic care to clients in a designated setting, including acute, community and primary care settings within the Central Highlands.

About you:

  • Mandatory qualification/s: Registration as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with a current annual practicing certificate is essential. A Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) qualification with AHPRA endorsement is an essential requirement of this position.
  • Demonstrated ability to act as an advocate for nursing in a broad context using positive role modelling and adherence to CQHHS values.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide nursing leadership in a multidisciplinary environment and demonstrate sound knowledge of contemporary nursing practice and theory.
  • Demonstrated advanced clinical evidence-based knowledge in Rural nursing, care coordination and interdisciplinary care management, evidenced by recency of practice and achieved clinical and professional competencies.

What we offer:

Salary information:

Total remuneration value of up to $112,292 p.a. is comprised of:

  • A hourly rate between $75.27 - $78.59 p.h.
  • 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • 17.5% leave loading

Other benefits include:

  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Education Opportunities – Study and Research
  • Work-Life Balance, Variety and Flexibility
  • Generous Salary Sacrificing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Fitness Passport

Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) requirements:

It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against vaccine preventable diseases as listed on the Role Description.

How to apply:

To submit your application / expression of interest, please include:

  • Your current CV or resume, including referees.
  • A short 1 to 2 page cover letter outlining how your experience, abilities and knowledge align with the organisational values, accountabilities and “How you will be Assessed” section of the Role Description.
  • Include any additional forms / evidence as attached or listed on the Role Description.

Please note pre-employment checks will be carried out on applicants recommended for appointment/employment which may include confirming your qualifications, professional registration/s, previous employment history (including any previous disciplinary action), criminal history, Australian work status and vaccination requirements.

For assistance, contact Recruitment Services @ CQ Health and quote the Job Ad Reference (JAR) CH4E566353

Applications close: Monday, 24 June 2024

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