Senior Practice Nurse - Full time - $85K + Bonuses

Dr Recruitment

An experienced Senior Practice Nurse is needed at a very reputable private-billing medical practice in Sydney's Inner West

THE POSITION
  • Full time (Monday to Friday only)
  • 38-40 hours per week
  • Work either 8am to 4pm, 9am to 5pm or 10am to 6pm (flexible)
  • Start date is flexible for the right candidate
 
POSITION OBJECTIVE
 
The Senior Practice Nurse is a key role within the practice that provides a high standard of quality nursing care through efficient, effective, safe, and timely services to our patients.
  • Exercise significant levels of initiative in the direct coordination and implementation of care whilst monitoring appropriate outcomes.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development and ensure a high level of customer service is always maintained.
  • Effectively communicate good interpersonal relationships within and outside of the practice.
  • All documentation and administration responsibilities will conform to legal and practice policy requirements.
  • Demonstrate commitment to quality improvement, risk management, and the accreditation process.
 
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Under the direction of the practice principal and medical practitioners, the responsibilities of this role may include, but are not limited to:
  • Triage, patient assessment, and care planning
  • Clinical patient care
  • Diagnostic services – INR, ECG
  • Clinical data management
  • Assist medical practitioners with procedures
  • Health promotion and education
  • Acute and chronic disease management
  • Health screening and assessments
  • Preventative health checks and programs
  • Immunisations
  • Nutrition and weight loss advise
  • Physical activity recommendations
  • Asthma education and inhaler techniques
  • Diabetes education and blood glucose monitoring
  • Home anticoagulation therapy education
  • Creating Care Plans, GPMP’s, TCA’s, Asthma Cycle of Care, Diabetes Cycle of Care, and review of same
  • Uploading eHealth Summaries
  • Working with medical practitioners to plan and manage patient care
  • Liaise with allied health, community care services, specialist practices and hospitals
  • Referral of clients to appropriate support groups and other related community services.
  • Coordinating delivery of health care services
  • Ensure continuity of care
  • Patient advocacy
  • Apply nursing assessment skills and nurses practices in a safe and professional manner that reflects practice standards and guidelines
  • Perform clinical duties within your level of clinical competency, according to best available evidence
  • Acquire understanding and knowledge of patients to achieve social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • Maintain patient documentation in a clinically effective manner, and in accordance with practice policy and procedures

YOU WILL HAVE
  • Demonstrated solid IT skills: the ability to effectively manage patient bookings, recalls, reminders, and clinical records within practice software (Best Practice).
  • Ability to produce, analyse and utilise clinical data (using clinical audit tools (eg; Pen CAT) to enhance service development and quality improvement initiatives, and achieve quality patient health outcomes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A sound understanding of medical billing and the MBS; in particular enhanced primary care, immunisation, etc
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with and relate to people from all walks of life and with different cultural backgrounds.
  • Good problem solving and negotiation skills to enable the resolution of difficult or complex issues
  • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of chronic disease management, care plans, and health assessments
  • Current knowledge of immunisation schedules, diabetes management, asthma management, enhanced primary care items, infection control, CPR and emergency resuscitation techniques
  • Excellent organisational skills, with a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and the workloads of others under direct supervision
  • Must be well-spoken, well presented and well mannered

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse in a general practice setting
  • Experience with accreditation process (5th Edition)
  • Current RN registration, Division 1 with APHRA
  • Current Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Current Employee Working with Children Check
  • Current National Police Certificate Check