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

  • 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
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.
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

  • 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

  • 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