Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Practitioner Candidate Pool

  • Government of South Australia, SA Health
  • Drugs and Alcohol Services SA, Community Outpatient services
  • 17 May, 2019
Contract Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

  • Department for Health and Wellbeing, Drugs and Alcohol Services SA, Community Outpatient services
  • Salary: RN/M4: $113,983-$118,808 / RN/M3: $107,953-$112,778 - Full Time / Term Contract (up to 5 years)


RN/M4: $113,983-$118,808 / RN/M3: $107,953-$112,778




The Nurse Practitioner/ Nurse Practitioner Candidate Drug and Alcohol Community Outpatient Services will deliver evidenced based clinical practice within and across DASSA's Community based regional (metro and country) clinical services, including reviewing clients whose compliance and adherence to treatment is suboptimal, providing  prescribing services within a defined medication formulary (NP), consultancy for nurses stabilising new clients and provide comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment including history and physical examination of clients experiencing substance use disorders. The Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Practitioner Candidate will act with autonomy and undertake nursing care and clinical decision making within the defined scope of practice. The role will provide consultancy for GPs involved in the 'Suboxone Opioid Substitution Programme' (SOSP), and seek to improve health outcomes and treatment retention for vulnerable high risk groups including post release prisoners. 

You will 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. For appointment at Nurse Practitioner level you must have a requisite Masters and demonstrated competence in the relevant area of nursing in accordance with the appropriate standards of practice, for appointment at Nurse Practitioner Candidate level you must have commenced or is willing to commit to completing an Accredited Nurse Practitioner (Masters) study course and demonstrated competence in the relevant area of nursing in accordance with the appropriate standards of practice  you will bring experience in the leadership and direction of student nurses, enrolled nurses and less experienced registered nurses. With the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team and prioritise workloads, you will be creative, innovative and flexible when approaching issues within the healthcare setting.

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: 31 May 2019

For further information and to apply visit and search for Job Ref: 690839

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Closing Date for Applications

31 May 2019



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