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Position Details
Reference Number 428042
Position Title Aged Care Nurse Practitioner
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Geographical Location Katoomba, Springwood
Award Classification Dependent on qualifications
Salary $59.64 - $63.86
Hours per Week 20
Number of FTE 0.50
Purpose of Position
  • To provide advanced level clinical nursing care / interventions as authorised by the NSW Nurses and Midwives Registration Board
  • To provide clinical care for a diverse range of geriatric conditions that affect wellness within a defined and agreed scope of practice and clinical guidelines
  • Provide advanced clinical skills and assessment / intervention and consultation
  • Work collaboratively with the staff to identify frail aged and chronically ill patients requiring complex nursing care planning and advanced clinical nursing hospitalisation or readmission
  • Ensure the coordination of the care of frail aged clients across multiple providers, establishing referral pathways and protocols in consultation with key internal and external Community Service partners
  • Liaise with all staff to support and promote mainenance of self-management programs for aged care patients
  • Work with the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network to develop 'shared care' partnerships with GPs
  • Contribute to GP care plans and work collaboratively with GPs to co-manage clients and access Chronic Disease Management items were appropriate
  • Establish communication links and work collaboratively with residential aged care facilities to support promote management of aged care patients
  • Contribute to broader goals of hospital avoidance and improvement of the patient journey through early intervention and patient-centered care planning
  • Contribute to the broader body of aged care knowledge across the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District


Together, Achieving Better Health

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community


Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages diversity and inclusion within our workforce.  We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


About Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides world-class clinical care, research and innovation, and is committed to providing a workplace culture that values and promotes the growth of high performing teams and individuals.  We are passionate about the work we do, and are committed to improving the health of our local community and enhancing the experience of all our patients. 

See why people like you join our local health district – and welcome to the family!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2FVDzrwYZI


To check out our diverse workforce and see some of our recent innovative and community-focused achievements, browse our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NepeanBlueMtsLHD

If you would like more information about our Local Health district, please visit our website: http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/


About Applying

If you read this and think “Wow – that’s me!” then please review the position description and selection criteria for the role.  You will need to submit an application electronically by clicking on the “Apply Now” button.  So that we truly understand how perfect you are for this role, please ensure that you detail your experience, skills, knowledge and any other relevant information by responding to each selection criteria.


To apply, you need to be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an appropriate work visa.

Selection Criteria Authorised by the Nurses and Midwives Board of NSW, pursuant to Section 19A of the Nurses Act 1991, to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or currently working towards the same with the ability to complete all requirements in 2 years

Minimum of five years full time equivalent post registration experience, with a minimum of three years full time (equivalent) within the acute or community aged care environment

Demonstrated 5000 hours of advanced practice in the acute aged care environment and documentation that supports attainment

Demonstrated excellent leadership, teaching, interpersonal abilities within the specialty and the profession

Demonstrated clinical excellence in aged care and proficiency in geriatric assessment skills

Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills, computer skills and demonstrated critical thinking skills

Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team

Current NSW State Driver's Licence including P1 or above
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Ann Attwood
Contact Number 0247846507
Closing Date 21/12/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view