Is your Practice interested in employing a Graduate Nurse for the 2018 Transition to Primary Health Care Program?
The Australian General Practice network summarised some of the benefits nurses can bring to a practice in their report ‘Nursing in General Practice Resource (2009). These include:
- Improved health outcomes in chronic illness
- Assistance in primary-acute sector integration
- Better coordination of care
- Increased workforce capacity
- Provision of practical and professional support to GPs
- Enhancement of the range of services available to people attending the practice
- Improvement in the ability of the practice to adapt to changes
These benefits have also been supported by the Primary Health Care and Research Information Service (2014).
Primary & Community Care Services, Sydney North Health Network (2016) New Graduate: Transition to Primary Care Nursing (TPN) Program Manual.
The Primary Care Nurse Transition Program is supporting new career pathways for recent graduates, promoting Primary Care as an alternative to the acute sector.
“Working as a practice nurse has been both very rewarding and very challenging. I knew I had made the right decision to do my new grad in primary health care after my first shift.”
Kerry McBride, Graduate Nurse Transition Program participant
“We have been extremely happy with our new Graduate Nurse. The Registered Nurses enjoy teaching and passing on their knowledge in all aspects of Primary Health Care, including wound care, immunisation, chronic disease management, triage and health assessments.
Hunters Hill Medical Practice
“We are looking forward to our next Graduate Nurse placement.”-
Dee Stacey, Registered Nurse