Vacancy Details

Vacancy Info:

Attention Line
RN-Practice Nurse-Mental Health Nurse/Womens Health Nurse
Vacancy Type
Practice Nurse
Position Title
Practice Nurse
Hours Per Week
Part Time
Eligible 3GA placement?
Eligible OMPS placement?
Position From
04 Mar 2019
Ad Expiry Date
31 Mar 2019
Date Posted
04 Mar 2019
Date Updated
04 Mar 2019


Position Description

2 x RN Positions-

A) Registered Nurse with womens health training. We are happy to have a registered nurse with general practice experience or we will offer the right RN full training and support in becoming a practice nurse with Womens Health Certification.  

B) Mental Health Registered Nurse with General Practice Nurse experience. 

Essentials Description

 Our mental health nurse  will have opportunities to interact with a diverse group of people from all backgrounds experiencing a range of mental illness and disorders including psychosis, depression and bi-polar disorder. you will need exceptional counselling skills promoting a recovery approach to care. Liase with patients, family and fellow health professionals ranging from GP's, community health workers to  psychiatrists and psychologists.. assist with care planning and health assessment providing evidenced base care ( CBT, IPT, trauma etc).

Our womens health nurse will provide pre and anti-natal support and care information. Promoting womens health and  (if/when required) safe sex information. Cervical cancer screening is a large part of this role while always offering clinical and non-clinical health care support and information. We  also support and promote (practice wide) a safe place for woman and children living with domestic violence. Providing advice about contraception and assist in fitting contraceptive devices and running well woman clnics.

Practice Nursing Care- includes but is not limited to vaccinations, immunisations, blood collection, dressings, care planning, procedural assistance with GP's, recalls, suture removal and clerical tasks along with general well being support care such as height, BP, weight, support and management of chronic illness. Workers Compensation, children and the aged, offering home visits and aged care facility visits. 

Desirables Description

Professional, compassionate, passionate, eager to learn. have an interest in general practice nursing and the way it does and will continue to impact the future of the commuity .

  • infection control
  • cold chain management
  • patient consultations within surgeries 
  • carrying out physical examinations
  • treating wounds
  • applying and removing dressings
  • providing emergency first aid and treatment
  • giving advice, education and information about health conditions and ailments, stopping smoking and losing weight
  • taking patient samples, swabs and specimens, and checking pulses, temperatures and blood pressures
  • administering immunisations, vaccinations (for example for influenza) and infant injections
Description of Facilities

Our practice is old but we are nice. Yes the practice is currently in need of a face lift but we are in the process of a new build and a face lift (why go halfway). So the opportunity to work in a brand new purpose built facility (soon). but we do have all the bestand brightest clinial tools and instruments to support the best clinical care for our patients. 

Description of Benefits
  • Well above award wage is offered to the right person with the required skill set.
  • Experienced supportive clinical team 
  • Exceptional clerical team always available to assist 

Contact Details:

Practice Name
west Wallsend medical Centre
Contact Name
Kim Wilson
Contact Email
Main Phone
Secondary Phone


60 Carngton Street
WestWallsend, NSW, 2286