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Nurse Practitioner - Type 1 Diabetes Service

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypePart time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 68636
Category: Nurse, Registered Nurse
  • Permanent Part Time at 40 hrs per f/n
  • Nurse Practitioner Year 1/2 (NO1/2)
  • Great staff benefits!

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.


  • New Nurse Practitioner role within Endocrine & Diabetes Type 1 Service 
  • Permanent
  • Part Time at 40 hrs per f/n
  • Nurse Practitioner Year 1/2 (NO1/2)
  • Great Staff benefits!



The Endocrinology and Diabetes department at Alfred Health is dedicated to providing the highest standard of evidence-based care for individuals living with diabetes. At the heart of our service is a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled healthcare professionals who work collaboratively to provide personalised care addressing the unique needs and goals of each individual. Our knowledgeable team are compassionate and empathetic, taking time to listen, educate, and empower individuals to actively participate in their diabetes management, promoting a sense of ownership over their health. Our team is committed to supporting our patients in achieving optimal health and improving their quality of life. We pride ourselves on delivering evidence-based practices. Our treatment protocols and recommendations reflect the latest scientific research and clinical guidelines. We constantly stay updated on the advancements in diabetes care and technology, allowing us to provide our patients with the most effective and innovative treatments available and are committed to ongoing quality improvement initiatives. We continually evaluate our practices, outcomes, and patient satisfaction to identify areas for enhancement and ensure that our services remain at the forefront of diabetes care and management. The department is also actively involved in research.



This is a new Diabetes Nurse Practitioner (NP) role within the recently established dedicated Endocrine & Diabetes Type 1 Service.  The NPs primary focus is to improve the health outcomes of people with type 1 diabetes, especially those using technology including insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring. The Diabetes NP role is intricately designed to address the dynamic demands faced by the Endocrine & Diabetes service, operating both autonomously and within a multidisciplinary framework.  The Diabetes NP is responsible for the provision of advanced clinical practice and is empowered to provide timely, high-quality care, involving advanced clinical assessments, medication prescription, diagnostic orders, ongoing treatment, and the capability to refer patients to specialists. This practice is firmly rooted in evidence-based principles, utilizing resources such as Alfred Health clinical guidelines and expert-endorsed practice guidelines. Operating within both autonomous and collaborative care models, the Diabetes NP takes professional responsibility for the entire patient care episode in autonomous scenarios and consults senior medical colleagues in collaborative decision-making. The degree of autonomy is carefully determined by factors such as patient age, clinical complexity, and co-morbidity. In cases without significant clinical complexity, the Diabetes NP is authorised to autonomously assess, diagnose, and treat patients.  



  • Current endorsement by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Nurse Practitioner 
  • Completed a Masters of Nurse Practitioner (or a Masters granted equivalence of qualification by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency plus an approved Therapeutic Medication Management module)  
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education
  • Evidence of competent utilisation of extensions to advanced nursing practice according to approved Clinical Practice Guidelines in diabetes.
  • Extensive advanced knowledge of diabetes – especially type 1 diabetes and the latest technology for diabetes management (including automated insulin delivery systems and continuous glucose monitoring)
  • Peer recognition as a leader within diabetes
  • Knowledge of research methods and processes, the ability to generate own research, as well as the ability to analyse and interpret existing data
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills across a broad range of health professionals
  • Alibility to work both autonomously and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and innovative
  • Capacity for critical reflection
  • An understanding of the political sensitivity of developing the Nurse Practitioner role


  • Generous salary packaging and novated leasing are available through Maxxia
  • Onsite child care services, a payroll deductible expense
  • Onsite staff gym, a payroll deductible expense
  • Modern onsite library facilities, exclusive to Alfred Health staff
  • Access to health and wellbeing incentives
  • Discounted health insurance


If you are interested in this position or would like any further details, please contact either:

Victoria Snooks, Clinical Service Director - Alfred Specialty Medicine, Alfred Health (m: 0438-766-657 e: [email protected]) or Professor Anthony Russell, Director Endocrinology & Diabetes - Alfred Health (m: 0403-024-152 e: [email protected])


Applications close at 11pm on Friday, 19th April 2024

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption.