APNA's definition of primary health care nursing covers health, scope of practice, primary health care, roles and settings. We also explore general practice nursing and Phillips et al. six roles of the general practice nurse.
Nurses of Victoria: you're needed
Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses are needed in Victoria as part of the response to COVID-19.
As the infection rate continues to rise in Melbourne, APNA wants Victorian members to know about these opportunities where you can help.
ASPEN - AGED CARE
Aspen Medical provides health teams to support aged care facilities significantly impacted by COVID-19, where requested by the Commonwealth Government. These teams may include a facility manager, clinical leads, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, physiotherapists and personal carers.
Teams are deployed for 14 to 60 days to enable the situation to be stabilised.
Aspen pays hourly base rates 20% above the award casual rate, along with a $300 bonus for each deployment. Accommodation is provided where travel time between home and a facility is more than an hour, and a $90 per diem where people are not staying at home.
Should a staff member be required to self-isolate as a result of their work with Aspen, they are paid 38 hours per week at their base rate for the period of isolation.
All people engaged by Aspen are required to complete online training related to COVID-19, infection control procedures and the correct use of PPE. Where a deployment is initiated, staff will receive a briefing on the facility they are going to, including orientation and their use of PPE.
Application details for Registered Nurses
Application details for Enrolled Nurses
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued a call for nurses to undertake COVID-19 swabbing and other roles across Melbourne. NOTE: This now includes Enrolled Nurses as well as Registered Nurses.
The Department has asked APNA to reach out to our members for help. This is an opportunity to use your skills to make a difference, plus you'll be compensated for your time.
If you're ready to step up and support your fellow nurses, apply here
For further details of the Victorian Government's COVID-19 health workforce response, see here