About the Role
A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse trained and authorised to work autonomously and collaboratively to delivery high patient care. The title “Nurse Practitioner” can only be used by a person who has been endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Nurse Practitioners help increase access to care by focusing on health promotion, disease prevention, and health management strategies. They are able to create management plans including treatments and therapies across a variety of industries in all States and Territories of Australia.
Key Industries for employment opportunities are within Health Care and Social Assistance.
Salary Expectation: $125,000 (average annual salary)
Qualifications, Training, Licenses
Masters Nurse Practitioner with at least 3 years full time (5,000hrs) advanced clinical practice (within the past 6yrs).
Current Authority to practice as a Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation
Knowledge & Capabilities
Able to diagnose and treat a large range of health conditions
Preparing and implementing therapeutic plans
Initiate referrals to other members of the medical profession
Request and translate pathology and radiology tests
Prescribe & access medications and specialised drugs, or reduce/stop medications through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
Leadership of care and care teams
Capability with research, education and in leadership
Able to provide patients Medicare rebates for selected services
Pathway - Formal
•Experienced Registered Nurse (accredited Bachelor of Nursing in Australia).
•Completion of an approved Masters course with at least 3 years full time (5,000hrs) advanced practice (within the past 6yrs).
•Meet the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia (NMBA) standards for NP endorsement.