- SA Prison Health Service – Central Adelaide Local Health Network – Port Augusta
- Full time, ongoing – Total Indicative Remuneration $129,151 – $136,363 – RNM4
The nurse practitioner provides comprehensive care to patients incarcerated in public prisons with a focus on managing patients with chronic disease including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The nurse practitioner will be responsible for providing comprehensive health assessments including ordering and reviewing pathology and radiology and providing contemporary evidence based treatment including prescribing medicines from an approved formulary.
A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice nurse endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to practise within their scope under the legislatively protected title ‘nurse practitioner’. Nurse Practitioners are expert practitioners, practicing beyond the usual extent of a nurse, at an advanced level, with an expanded scope of practice, and with an advanced degree of autonomy and clinical decision making. They work independently and collaboratively in the health care system. Employees classified at this level provide high level clinical nursing expertise for specified individual patients/clients and/or groups/populations.
Employees in these roles accept accountability for their nursing practice, professional advice given, delegations of care made and for addressing inconsistencies between practice and policy.
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job Ref: 737669
Applications close: 06 November 2020
For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 737669
0466 378 630
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