As an expert practitioner, you will practice beyond the usual extent of a nurse to provide nursing services at an advanced level to patients of the Northern Chronic Pain Service. Operating with an expanded scope of practice, an advanced degree of autonomy and clinical decision making, you will provide expert clinical care, develop and guide appropriate clinical education, and provide management activities that contribute to improving and optimising nursing care. Working independently and collaboratively in the health care system, you will communicate patient management plans to all relevant members of the health care team, including general practitioners and other agencies. You will have the scope to initiate and interpret diagnostic pathology and/or radiology, as well as initiating interventional therapies, medications and use of health appliances or equipment. It is expected that you will lead by example in developing highly innovative solutions to problems based on research and inquiry.
You will need to be registered or eligible for registration as a Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and hold or be eligible to hold a current practicing certificate with the notation of Nurse Practitioner. Demonstrating an advanced level of nursing practice in the care and management of chronic pain patients, you will bring the ability to work as an autonomous practitioner and as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will also possess effective leadership skills including highly developed skills in communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and negotiation.
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.
Applications close: 19 January 2018
For further information and to apply, visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 643034