Besides having the right visa, you would need the following skills/qualifications/certifications/experience to work as a "Practice Nurse" in Australia:
– Registered Nurse or Endorsed Enrolled Nurse
– Current AHPRA registration
– Current CPR certificate
– Accreditation experience
– Immunisation certificate
– Experience in general practice
Who needs you?
Medical Centres across Australia like Northlakes Medical Centre in Darwin have openings for "Practice Nurse "
Here is a sample resume:(This is just an example if you plan to apply for a related job)
I am an experienced Registered Nurse, able to cope with every challenge presented to me in a calm and ethical manner, always working within the Nursing Scope of Practice. I am organised and able to plan and triage my work and patient cares, building a positive relationship with all members of the team and patients. I am seeking a position where I can contribute in a positive manner, further develop and improve my skills, and be a valued employee.
ABC Road Medical Centre - Darwin NT
2011 to Present
Practice nurse responsible for chronic health management, immunisation, wound care
I was able to setup the recall system and ensure that the immunisation, Pap smears and chronic disease management reached satisfactory levels increasing the business for the general practice.
As a registered nurse I was able to use my communication skills and ability to liaise with Dr and staff patients and health representatives.
Mental Health Practice Nurse - Part-time
2007 to 2011
• Management of mental health patients in a primary care setting incl. assessment, facilitation and monitoring of care,
• Supervision of medication regimes,
• Mental Health Resource Person for medical and nursing staff.
2003 to 2005
Registered Nurse performing all Nursing duties in:
• Intensive Care, including NICU
• Coronary Care Unit
• General Surgery
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Diploma in Mental Health Nursing for Registered General Nurses
NT School of Nursing
General nursing training
St. John of God - Australia