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Practice Nurse

Private Company - Hobart, TAS

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Source: uWorkin


Position title: Practice Nurse



  • Perform clinical duties within required level of clinical competency, according to best available evidence. Duties include: triage, immunisations and other injections, wound management, chronic disease management, ECGs, and collection of pathology samples.
  • Assist doctors with clinical procedures and maintain clinical documentation.
  • Explain procedures to patients, providing them with support and reassurance.

Patient Services

  • Assist with triage, data management, diagnostic services, networking with other providers, planning and management of patient care and patient advocacy.
  • Telephoning patients with test results as directed by medical staff.

Improvement of Patient Health Outcomes

  • Conduct preventative/screening procedures.
  • Assist with patient education and community health promotion activities.
  • Coordinate patient recall and outreach programs, such as; ATSI medicals, GP management plans, and team care arrangements.

Equipment and Supplies

  • Ensure sterilisation and maintenance of clinical equipment.
  • Maintain stocks of clinical supplies, including correct storage (such as refrigeration), removal and disposal of out-of-date stock and ordering supplies.
  • Provide input in purchasing relevant clinical equipment and supplies.


  • Maintain awareness of current and new legislation to ensure the practice is complying with all statutory and regulatory obligations including infection control, sterilisation, hazardous materials and safe handling/disposal of medical waste, records management, WHS, and accreditation. Ensure relevant personnel are kept informed and changes are made to systems and procedures as required.

Infection Prevention and Control Coordination

  • Maintain the practice’s systems and processes for hand hygiene, environmental cleaning, spills management, and practice team immunisations in accordance with practice policy and procedure.
  • Educate all members of the practice team on an annual basis regarding their responsibilities in infection prevention and control, or whenever changes in legislation, or practice procedures occurs.
  • Manage the practice’s sterilisation process, ensuring sterility and integrity in the process.
  • Ensure the practice’s waste management complies with local, state and federal regulations.

Workplace Health and Safety

  • Actively participate in and contribute to the organisation’s Quality & Safety and Work Health & Safety processes, including the development and implementation of safety systems, improvement initiatives and any related training, ensuring that quality and safety improvement processes are in place and acted upon, including infection control processes.
  • Consistentlybe aware of, and comply with, workplace health and safety requirements.