May 2018. A collaborative healthcare approach with nurses at the helm of managing patient care is not a new concept. Yet this alternate model of care is neither well understood nor fully embraced by the primary health sector.
June 2018. Australia faces a shortfall of 38,000 nurses in the primary health care sector by 2030, if industry stakeholders remain apathetic about workforce retention and recruitment.
Providing a snap shot of a day in the life' of three nurses across different geographical areas in Queensland this video showcases the diverse role of the general practice nurse.
Nurse and APNA Member Caroline Gibson has been recognised nationally for her innovative dementia care work. Ms Gibson was a finalist in the prestigious APNA Nurse Awards for developing a ground-breaking practice nurse dementia care model at Ballarat Community Health. Read more...
Working as a nurse in primary health care offers a diverse, dynamic and fulfilling career with opportunities. Find out about working in refugee health and more. Visit MyNursingFuture.com.au
Eaglesfield Street Medical Centre located in the heart of Beaudesert QLD is seeking an experienced Practice Nurse (Registered Nurse) on a casual basis (4 weekdays - 30 hours minimum). Must have previous practice nurse experience, registered with AHPRA and maintain their own professional indemnity insurance. Also required; Proof of continuous professional development, well-developed computer skills, excellent work ethic with a demonstrable ability to be reliable, flexible and a team-player. Contact Taha at email@example.com
Seqirus Australia announces the recipients of the 2018-2019 Championing Change Innovation Practice Nurse Grants. See who has won!
This document has been developed to explain
aspects of the visual representation of the Framework.
Appendices are included to provide clarity and context
for stakeholders such as practice managers, health care
providers, education providers and the community. This document represents the first stage in the process of developing an education and career framework for nurses in general practice.
Australia's national workplace relations tribunal. Contains the Nursing Award and other workplace awards.
The systems and processes building block describes the fundamental requirements to maximise your clinic’s outcomes focusing on: technical systems, processes to manage patient appointments and reminders and data-management and privacy obligations.
March 2018. The Bega Teen Clinic is a nurse-led, early intervention model of access to primary health care for teenagers, which sits within existing general practices providing a drop-in service for young people in rural towns and supported by APNA through the Enhanced Nurse Clinics program.
When things go wrong, combined liability insurance can provide much needed financial assistance for legal and compensation costs in the event action is taken against you. This article tells you why reporting is important and the implications you might face if you don’t report. (Primary Times Summer 2017: Volume 17, Issue 4)
Nurse clinics are not a new concept, and operate in many settings from acute care to primary health care, both nationally and internationally. And while the format of these clinics may vary, their positive benefits and impacts are recognised with studies indicating nurse clinics result in improved health outcomes, reduced waiting times for care and decreased rates of hospital admission. Primary Times Summer 2017, Volume 17 Issue 4.
The National Employment Standards determines the absolute minimum standards of pay and conditions for any employee in Australia. Read them here.
The Career and Education Framework and Toolkit supports education and career progression and improves employment opportunities, recruitment and retention for nurses in primary health care.
Find out how these five nurse clinics were set up in these examples
Patient engagement on your nurse clinic is about designing effective patient pathways and flow. This includes defining patient criteria, referrals, assessment, care plan and coordination, information provision and more...
August 2018. Created by the Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association the End of Life Directions for Aged Care Primary Care Toolkit now contains new factsheets for primary health care providers in addition to the existing resources. Find out more...
It’s recognised that the longer a nurse stays with an organisation the more productive they become. Early results of the Transition to Practice Pilot Program Tranche 1 have indicated it has had a positive influence on nurses’ intentions to remain in the nursing workforce.
Mentoring in the workplace delivers myriad benefits for the nursing workforce including job retention, promotion and advancement, higher satisfaction, morale and productivity. Now more than ever, it is considered an essential element in keeping nurses engaged and satisfied throughout their professional journey. Primary Times Autumn 2018 (Volume 18, Issue 1)