Reports to: General Practitioner/Practice Manager/Practice Nurse Manager

Main objectives: To work as a member of the Primary Health Care Team and with the General Practitioner, act as a patient advocate.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Provide general and specific health assessments to individuals, families and groups with an emphasis on maintaining wellness.
  • Provide ongoing health education to individuals, families and groups and where appropriate teach skills for health maintenance.
  • Provide quality nursing services, care and on-going support to patients, including initiating first aid and emergency treatment, wound care, ear syringing, administration of medication/vaccinations and assistance with minor surgery.
  • Patient centred assessments including history taking, collection of data, initial assessment of accidents/emergencies, review of reports etc.
  • Assist with practice maintenance including ordering supplies, regular checking of equipment, infection control and sterilisation etc.

Typical qualifications and experience: Registered General and Obstetric Nurse or a Registered Comprehensive Nurse or a Bachelor of Nursing and holds a current Practising Certificate. Two years post-registration experience.