Nurse Practitioner / Transitional Nurse Practitioner Supportive & Palliative Care

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Clinical Nurse Consultant Grade 2 / Nurse Practitioner
Remuneration: $123,104.90 – $125,557.29 / $130,378.59 – $139,598.55 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ354020

Applications Close: 16th August 2023

Where you’ll be working
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, and The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas (LGAs) and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. We are committed to our vision of ‘better health services for the people of western Sydney and beyond’ and to the delivery of health care or related services in line with our core values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment.

Find out what it’s like to work at Blacktown Hospital and why we think you’d love working with us. Some of our staff share their experiences in this short video:

What you’ll be doing
The Nurse Practitioner/Transitional Nurse Practitioner (NP/TNP) extended practice role includes, comprehensive assessment, interpretation of diagnostics, implementation of treatment modalities and relevant referral skills applied to a broad range of challenging, complex, and changing situations within the Supportive and Palliative Care Services.

All staff are expected to act as an appropriate and effective role model and promote culture and supporting practices that reflect the NSW Health CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment through demonstrated behaviours and interactions with patients, clients and employees.

All staff are expected to take reasonable care that their actions do not adversely affect the health and safety of others, that they comply with any reasonable instruction that is given them and with any reasonable policies/procedures relating to health or safety in the workplace, as well as notifying any hazards/risks or incidents to their managers. The Supportive and Palliative Care NP/TNP provides readily available access to high level clinical expertise and support to the Supportive and Palliative Care Services.

This is a WSLHD position and will require the successful applicant to work across Westmead and Blacktown outpatient clinics. As the palliative care service evolves the responsibilities of the NP/TNP may shift to meet the palliative care needs of the inpatient and community patients as determined by Clinical Service Plan and service need.

People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.


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Blacktown hospital car parking allocation model is changing. There is a managed waitlist for parking for new staff commencing at Blacktown Hospital. This does not apply to staff with a disability parking permit.


Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

Essential Criteria:

Current Registration as a Registered Nurse with Australian Health practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Selection Criteria: 

Registered Nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) including endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner or working towards same as per the NMBA Guidelines on endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner

Post graduate qualifications at master’s level, in a NMBA approved program of study or relevant clinical specialty, or working towards

Demonstrated high level knowledge and advanced clinical nursing skills including comprehensive assessment, interpretation of diagnostics, implementation of treatment modalities and relevant referral skills applied to a broad range of challenging, complex and changing situations

Demonstrated understanding of the palliative care delivery system and ability to lead and implement changes and develop direction in clinical practice by the initiation, utilisation and review of evidence-based research

Proven high level knowledge and expertise in complex client centred consultancy, practice development activities including mentoring, education, active participation in policy development and quality improvement

Demonstrated advanced clinical leadership role, negotiation, liaison, interpersonal and problem-solving skills

Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability while also working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary and multi service environment

Valid unrestricted driver license for use in NSW and willingness to travel in the course of employment.


Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Kirsty Wallis on or on 0418 414 851

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