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Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department Mental Health


Birtinya / Nambour

An exciting opportunity exists for a Nurse Practitioner Emergency Department Mental Health (NPMH) who is the most senior and expert clinical nurse within their area of practice in the Hospital and Health Service. They are an integral member of the multidisciplinary health care team who practices autonomously but in collaboration with others to assess and manage patients within their clinical context using expert nursing knowledge and skills at an advanced level based on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Registered Nurse Standards of Practice.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Health - Nursing
Classification Nurse Grade 8
Workplace Location Sunshine Coast
Job ad reference QLD/SC554180
Closing date 23-Apr-2024
Job duration
Contact person Tanya Howard
Contact details (07) 5202 2204
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An exciting opportunity exists for a Nurse Practitioner Emergency Department Mental Health (NPMH) who is the most senior and expert clinical nurse within their area of practice in the Hospital and Health Service. They are an integral member of the multidisciplinary health care team who practices autonomously but in collaboration with others to assess and manage patients within their clinical context using expert nursing knowledge and skills at an advanced level based on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Registered Nurse Standards of Practice.

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) is in southeast Queensland and extends through the coastal and hinterland areas from Caloundra in the south and Gympie in the north. 

This position is accountable for clinical practice, professional advice given and delegations of care and contributes expert nursing assessment and advice to achieve integrated nursing care within a risk management and best practice framework. 

The NPMH will primarily provide direct expert nursing care and will initiate, implement and monitor relevant interventional therapies and interpret diagnostic pathology as part of the role which also includes the authority to prescribe medications and initiate direct referrals to other healthcare professionals. 

The team is based in the Emergency Department at Nambour General Hospital and Sunshine Coast University Hospital and provides triage-intake and assessments of people referred for a mental health consult within the Emergency Departments. 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Accountable for NMBA and own standards, actions and the outcomes of own nursing/midwifery practice.
  • May have multi-site responsibilities within the defined scope of practice.
  • Provide direct individual or group care for a complete occasion of service to a defined patient population within a scope of practice.

Remuneration value up to $172,618 p.a., comprising salary between $144,913 - $151,292 p.a., employer contribution to superannuation (up to 12.75%) and annual leave loading (17.5%) (Nurse Grade 8). Applications will remain current for 12 months. Please note: only applications from candidates will be accepted (applications that may result in an agency fee will not be considered).

Why work for us?
We offer rewarding career opportunities across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas across our health service and pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance.

As a Queensland Health employee, you will benefit from a higher than standard employer contribution to Superannuation of up to 12.75%, access to salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases.
We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our people and our community. We encourage people of all genders, races, ages and abilities to apply for roles within our Health Service.
You can find out more about why it's so great to work at Sunshine Coast here: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/sunshinecoast/careers

As a Sunshine Coast Health employee, you will receive competitive remuneration and have access to:
•    A wellness program;
•    Generous superannuation;
•    Flexible work arrangements;
•    Career training and development; and
•    Salary packaging.
•    Salary packaging.

This role may be eligible for the Queensland Workforce Attraction and Incentive Scheme.

Check out the latest updates here:

https://www.sunshinecoast.health.qld.gov.au/

 

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