Call The Doctor is introducing a new way to access after hours care – Nurse Practitioners!
This addition to our highly trained team will help you by increasing the speed that we can help you. In response to the overwhelming need in the community for after hours home visits Call The Doctor is always active in recruiting new doctors and Nurse Practitioners to our service. However, there are not enough doctors to meet the need so we also look at innovative ways to deliver care.
Call the Doctor will be trialing home visits by Nurse Practitioners ongoing clinical collaboration by senior GP’s as required.
Nurse Practitioners are NOT your average nurse!
Nurse Practitioners are:
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse educated and authorised to function autonomously and collaboratively in an advanced and extended clinical role. The NP role includes the assessment and management of patients using advanced knowledge and skills and may include, but is not limited to, initiation of diagnostic investigations, prescribing of medications and direct referral of patients to other health care professionals.
Why chose a Nurse Practitioner?
Nurse practitioners work directly with you and provide comprehensive services including;
- Assessment and diagnosis of your health problems
- Referral for necessary x-rays and blood tests
- Minor procedures
- Prescriptions of medications
- Referrals to other health practitioners
- Education, counselling and support.
Nurse Practitioners will provide excellence in diagnosing and treating you in the after hours period. In addition to their own high skill levels the Nurse Practitioners will have ongoing clinical collaboration and education by a senior GP.
So you can be completely reassured that you are receiving the same level of care you have come to expect from Call The Doctor’s visiting GP’s.
All of our Nurse Practitioners already work in positions in our community so you may well run into them in places like the Emergency Department at the Royal Hobart Hospital, in outreach clinics, or even in working alongside your local GP in their clinic.
In primary care, like your regular Doctor, Nurse Practitioners deal with;
We love our Nurse Practitioners and we think you will too!