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The key role of nurses at Northern Suburbs Medical Service (NSMS) is to provide nursing support of a high-standard to our general practitioners and patients, so that the best possible health care is achieved. NSMS employs ENs (enrolled nurses) and RNs (registered nurses). Depending on the position description, nurses can expect to also provide selected receptionist services to patients, ensuring a wide-ranging patient-centred nursing experience. Some nursing staff will also visit patients in their homes, for example to facilitate the aged-care Health Assessment program.
As a nurse at NSMS, you will be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, where your name will appear on the Public Register. Medication Endorsement is a standard requirement for nurses working at this practice. A current First Aid Certificate issued by either St John Ambulance or the Red Cross is also required (which can be obtained after commencing employment if not already held). You will also need a current driver's licence, with access to a motor vehicle when needed to fulfill your role. Please note that all persons applying for a position at NSMS must present an up-to-date Copy of Convictions which is obtainable, currently without charge, from Tasmania Police. Note that there can be some delay in obtaining a Copy of Convictions, and so you should contact the Police Service early if you are thinking of putting in an application to work with us.
You will provide services to patients at our Mowbray surgery and occasionally in the patient's home. You will also assist with patient health education and be responsible for maintenance of patient information confidentiality (read our Privacy Policy). You will be required to sign a binding agreement regarding the privacy of both patient and all practice information, including after you leave our employment.
Northern Suburbs Medical Service is strongly in favour of Registered Nurses (and Enrolled Nurses where applicable) performing defined clinical duties in or otherwise under the direction of a general practice, consistent with federal government initiatives. We have nurse-based Wound Clinics, Immunisation Clinics and Pap Smear clinics with our suitably trained and experienced nurses providing clinical services under the direct or indirect supervision of GPs.

Nursing Responsibilities

Our nurses assist with the administration of the medical needs of patients which include preparation of care plans, taking of blood pressure, visual acuity, colour vision testing, dressings, blood glucose/cholesterol levels, urine examination and pregnancy testing, height, weight, lung function testing, ECG, peak-flow readings, administration of certain injections including vaccines, completion of medical examination pre-assessments with the patient, management of basic intravenous fluid administration and assisting with minor surgical procedures.
Nurses enjoying employment here will also provide critical triage services using the telephone or in face-to-face contact, to assess the degree of urgency of a patient's need for consultation/treatment services. Reception staff, in particular, appreciate the triage support that our nurse can give them.
Note that the practice has an immunisation policy, with which you must be prepared to comply, which requires all staff to be fully-immunised against certain infectious diseases, on occupational health and safety grounds. Please be aware that immunisation technology is rapidly changing with new products becoming available - on work-safety grounds the policy may change during your time of employment with us.
Note that the practice has an immunisation policy, with which you must be prepared to comply, which requires all staff to be fully-immunised against certain infections diseases, on occupational health and safety grounds. Please be aware that immunisation technology is rapidly changing with new products becoming available - on work-safety grounds the policy may change during your time of employment with us.
Our hours of work can be particularly appealing, especially to nurses familiar with institutional employment - we do not have shift work and we try to be very flexible in meeting your work-hour needs. The work is also physically less demanding, with little or no patient lifting, transfers, etc. You will find that NSMS is a good place to work, in the community, in a happy, family-friendly environment.

Pay

We pay Nurses according to the Nurses Award 2010. We recommend that you check the award pay and conditions before attending a job interview by going here. Please ask us for pay details if you are having difficulty finding them. Some positions may be subject to a contract.
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