Nurse Practitioner - Acute & Supportive Care

An exciting opportunity exists for a Nurse Practitioner to join the Acute team in this new and innovative model of care!
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Department: Maryborough District Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Central Goldfields
Reference: VG/19006
Closing Date: 29-Sep-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Nurse Practitioner - Acute and Supportive Care November 2018.pdf (PDF, 298KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Wendy Giddings - Associate Director of Nursing
5461 0306

Position Details

About MDHS

Maryborough District Health Service is a leading regional health service in Victoria, Australia, providing innovative, integrated and comprehensive health care to a diverse community. It is one of the largest employers in the region, providing the perfect setting to become part of our team and community.

MDHS operates over three campuses and employs 400 staff to service the surrounding communities, providing medical, surgical, palliative, urgent care, aged care, medical imaging, dialysis, dental, community & maternity services, as well as a state of the art Centre of Inspired Learning simulation centre. 


MDHS has recently implemented the “Nurse Practitioner Model of Care” within our Urgent Care Centre, and we are excited to continue to grow and develop this model throughout the health service into the future. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Acute team within MDHS and assist in the growth and development of this new model of care in Maryborough!

Nurse Practitioner – Acute & Supportive Care

Part Time / Full Time

Classification: Nurse Practitioner Year 1 or 2 (depending on years of experience) under the nurses and midwives (Victorian Public Health Sector) (single interest employers) enterprise agreement 2016-2020.

An exciting opportunity exists for a qualified Nurse Practitioner to be part of a new and innovative model of care within our Acute services! Become part of a 24/7 team to provide acute & supportive care to patients via the Urgent Care Centre, acute care and outpatient clinical setting. You will join an established NP team and work closely with our VMO's and Nursing Teams.

We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Embrace and promote the values of MDHS – Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability & Togetherness
  • Current registration with AHPRA as a Registered Nurse, with endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner.
  • Expert clinical knowledge and skill-base in Acute Nursing
  • High-level verbal and written skills
  • Well-developed clinical, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven commitment to the development, delivery and evaluation of education and teaching in the work environment
  • Advanced Life Support Certificate

What's in it for you?

  • Great Working Environment – Join a group of motivated health care professionals with a permanent contract. Opportunity to join the Social Club, offering a wide range of social events and local retail discounts.
  • Fantastic Earning Potential – Attractive salary between $109,000 and $124,000 AUD per year, with Salary Packaging available
  • Become an Integral Leader – Assist to build and grow the Nurse Practitioner model at MDHS, embedding patient centred care.
  • Supportive Culture with Continuous Improvement Opportunities – Culture that promotes and embraces the organisational values of GREAT (Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Togetherness) and encourages and supports employees to engage in professional development with access to the Centred of Inspired Learning and Simulation Lab.



KSC1 - Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Registered Nurse, with endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner

KSC2 -Three to five years' demonstrated experience at an advanced level of clinical nursing practice in a specialty area deemed relevant to the Nurse Practitioner role being applied for

KSC3 -Demonstrated knowledge of Nurse Practitioner professional standards, legal and ethical requirements

KSC4 -Evidence of expert clinical knowledge and skill-base in the identified specialty context

KSC5 - Evidence of high-level verbal and written skills

KSC6 -Demonstrated ability for professional dialogue with senior clinicians and management personnel

KSC7 - Evidence of well-developed clinical, analytical and problem solving skills

KSC8 - Evidence of commitment to the development, delivery and evaluation of education and teaching in the work environment

KSC9 -Demonstrated commitment to maintaining evidence-based best practice, through a thorough knowledge of research processes and their application to practice

KSC10 -Evidence of excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop networks and work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team

KSC11 - Demonstrated evidence of commitment to ongoing education and professional development to ensure working within current scope of practice.

KSC12 - Advanced Clinical Life Support certificate (current)


KSC13 -Demonstrated ability to work with various computer software packages (primarily Outlook, Microsoft Word and Excel) and a willingness to learn databases that are an integral part of patient management within the relevant scope of practice

KSC14 -Postgraduate Diploma (or equivalent) in the nursing specialty relevant to the scope of practice

KSC15 - Membership with Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (or equivalent professional organisation)

For further information, please contact Wendy Giddings on 5461 0306 or via

Applications are to include a covering letter, resume and written response to the key selection criteria, and be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.

MDHS is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments are subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and working with children check.

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