Nurse Practitioner / Transitional Nurse Practitioner, Complex Wound Management

Location Negotiable

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification:  Nurse Practitioner
Remuneration:  $127159.18 - $136154.76 per annum
Hours Per Week:  38hrs
Requisition ID: REQ284627

What you'll be doing:

The Nurse Practitioner/Transitional Nurse Practitioner will provide a high level of clinically  evidence-based nursing care within the  specialty area of Complex Wound Management to improve access to care and address gaps in existing health care services through the provision of a flexible and innovative model of care.

The Nurse Practitioner/Transitional Nurse Practitioner will provide clinical and professional leadership as an expert in the clinical field and will undertake comprehensive health assessments and collaborate and consult with other members of the health care team to plan, implement and evaluate care. This integrated approach will support best practice and maximise patient care outcomes.

The Transitional Nurse Practitioner is appointed for a provisional period of up to three (3) years until the applicant meets the NMBA requirements for nurse practitioner endorsement.

If you have/are:

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and endorsement by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Nurse Practitioner with a minimum of 5 years’ full time equivalent post registration experience with at least 3 years’ full time experience in Complex Wound Management and post graduate qualifications relevant to the area of clinical specialty (Note the Nurse Practitioner will require endorsement by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Nurse Practitioner). 
  • Demonstrated advanced clinical skills, competence and leadership in the assessment, treatment and management of patients with Complex Wound Management needs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current issues impacting on the provision of complex wound management services in regional and rural areas.
  • Demonstrated high level advanced communication and interpersonal skills (including the use of coaching) across a variety of mediums and proven ability to write for a variety of documents.

We can offer you:

  • Flexible and supportive work environment
  • Diverse career pathways
  • Professional and personal development
  • Opportunities to start or build a career, or re-enter the workforce
  • Challenging, inspiring and rewarding roles, and
  • The opportunity to make a difference!

Northern NSW Local Health District embraces the diverse skills and perspectives that our people bring to the workplace. We foster inclusiveness and diversity to help us deliver quality care to our community.

NNSWLHD is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this position. All applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people will be viewed most favorably.  For help with your application to this role visit Stepping Up , our online recruitment resource for Aboriginal people.

  • To apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or be able to independently, legally live and work in Australia.  For more information please see
  • All NSW Health workers are required to have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.
  • You may be subject to a probationary period of three months from the date of appointment to this position. 

For Enquiries
Karen Bowen on [email protected]

Applications Close: 15 February 2022

Click here to apply online

Clinical Research Nurse 

An exciting opportunity exists for a Clinical Research Nurse (RN/M2) to work on a commercially sponsored clinical trial developing a new cell-based dressing for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. The nurse will be responsible for the coordination of a two-center clinical trial in Adelaide within the Central Adelaide Local Health Network. Working closely with the Principal Investigator, the Clinical Research Nurse will provide direct clinical wound care to study participants and coordinate patient recruitment, clinic, and home visits, and manage the collection of data and specimens. Previous experience clinical trials are essential including experience entering clinical trial data via electronic data capture.  Knowledge of the current standard of care for diabetic foot ulcers will be highly regarded. 

Major responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Principal Investigator to identify and recruit patients who meet inclusion criteria
  • Conduct participant home visits as needed and book clinic appointment times with participants and relevant medical departments
  • Perform prescribed clinical procedures and assessments, including the application of wound dressings, as required by the trial protocol
  • Administer relevant questionnaires and collect specimens for blood and urine tests
  • Collect and enter trial data via electronic data capture system, maintain quality and accuracy of data to auditable standards, maintain medical notes
  • Report immediately all serious adverse events to the Principal Investigator, sponsor and the trial monitors
  • Follow GCP guidelines and the approved trial protocol and work within relevant policies of the two hospitals

Essential requirements:

  • Registered as a Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and who hold a current practicing certificate
  • Previous experience of at least 2 years in the management and coordination of clinical research studies
  • Demonstrated experience with venepuncture
  • Must have an unrestricted driver’s license and access to a registered motor vehicle to conduct home visits in line with the study protocol
  • Ability to prioritize workload and meet set timelines

This is a new position and available immediately. The nurse will be employed by Central Adelaide Local Health Network. 

For more details on the position and to apply contact Dr Prue Cowled (80 8222 7541 or [email protected]) quoting job ID 773183. 

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