Nurse Practitioner – Community Rapid Response


Posted: 22 Jun 2022

Location: North West TAS

The Community Rapid Response Service (ComRRS) is a community based, hospital avoidance service that works collaboratively with GPs, to provide care to clients in the Community, that otherwise may have had to access hospital services to receive this care.


Pri­ma­ry Health, North West

The Role:

With­in a pri­ma­ry health care frame­work and in accor­dance with Agency pol­i­cy and pro­ce­dures the Nurse Prac­ti­tion­er (NP) is respon­si­ble, with­in the defined scope of prac­tice, for high lev­el clin­i­cal lead­er­ship in the devel­op­ment, pro­vi­sion and eval­u­a­tion of the Com­mu­ni­ty Rapid Response Ser­vice (Com­RRS) with­in Com­mu­ni­ty Health Nurs­ing Ser­vice North West that ensures opti­mal patient/​client/​family and com­mu­ni­ty outcomes.

The NP is respon­si­ble for eval­u­at­ing and imple­ment­ing changes to clin­i­cal prac­tice, ini­ti­at­ing research and qual­i­ty improve­ment activ­i­ties and will act as a leader, advi­sor and men­tor for oth­er nurs­es and clin­i­cians to ensure high lev­el clin­i­cal excel­lence in the field of chron­ic, com­plex care.

The Ser­vice:

The Com­mu­ni­ty Rapid Response Ser­vice (Com­RRS) is a com­mu­ni­ty based, hos­pi­tal avoid­ance ser­vice that works col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly with GPs, to pro­vide care to clients in the Com­mu­ni­ty, that oth­er­wise may have had to access hos­pi­tal ser­vices to receive this care. It is a ser­vice which deliv­ers time­ly, com­plex, client cen­tred care, from high­ly skilled practitioners

This is a Nurse Prac­ti­tion­er (NP) lead ser­vice, work­ing 7 days per week, cov­er­ing 14 hours per day, pro­vid­ing care in the com­mu­ni­ty across the North West Coast of Tas­ma­nia from Port Sorell to Wyn­yard and is based in Ulver­stone at the Cen­tral Coast Com­mu­ni­ty Health Centre.

The NP works col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly with GPs, to imple­ment care and assess­ment in the com­mu­ni­ty, work­ing with the pri­ma­ry health prin­ci­ples of client direct­ed care. They are expect­ed to pro­vide advanced and extend­ed nurs­ing skills to pro­vide com­pre­hen­sive assess­ment, diag­no­sis, plan­ning, co-ordi­na­tion, imple­men­ta­tion and eval­u­a­tion of care in a ser­vice deliv­er­ing rapid and inten­sive response for those in the com­mu­ni­ty with acute ill­ness, injury or exac­er­ba­tion of pre-exist­ing com­plex and, or chron­ic conditions. 

We are look­ing for suit­ably qual­i­fied NPs to work with­in this dynam­ic and autonomous ser­vice, requir­ing indi­vid­u­als that have excel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, enjoy work­ing in a cohe­sive and enthu­si­as­tic team, pre­pared to men­tor less expe­ri­enced nurs­es and over­see the pro­vi­sion of high-lev­el care to our clients.

If you are this per­son, we want to hear from you. Assis­tance with relo­ca­tion expens­es is negotiable

Details of Appointment

Per­ma­nent, Full Time, Shift Work­er posi­tions, work­ing 76 hours per fortnight 

Salary: $128,929 + 10% super­an­nu­a­tion + access to salary packaging 

What We Offer:

  • Flex­i­ble work­ing hours to enable work/​life balance
  • Relo­ca­tion allowance for suc­cess­ful inter­state appli­cants can be negotiated
  • Diverse career path­ways includ­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for sec­ond­ment into high­er duties and access to high­er duties allowance
  • Oth­er employ­ment con­di­tions and allowances avail­able under the Tas­man­ian Nurs­es Award and Agreement

Nurs­ing careers in Tas­ma­nia — https://​www​.dhhs​.tas​.gov​.au/​c​a​r​e​e​r​/​h​o​m​e​/​n​u​rses2

Please fol­low the below link for more infor­ma­tion and to apply:

Tas­man­ian Gov­ern­ment Jobs (page​up​peo​ple​.com)


For More Infor­ma­tion Contact

Lynn Sims — NUM Com­mu­ni­ty Spe­cial­ist Services

Phone: (03) 6464 3081

Email: lynn.​sims@​ths.​tas.​gov.​au