Nurse Practitioner



We have an urgent need for nurse practitioners at our Ukarumpa Centre in Papua New Guinea, to provide quality medical care to SIL members and employees, thus supporting the work of Bible translation in PNG.


  • Provide health care to patients, including assessment of health status, diagnosis, develop a plan of care and treatment, implementation of treatment plan (including pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment), and follow-up and evaluate patient status
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals and consultations
  • Correct charting using S.O.A.P. method
  • Perform some diagnostic testing as needed including x-ray, vision and hearing tests, EKG, peak flows, ordering lab tests
  • Assist doctor or another nurse as needed
  • Responsibilities may include giving Tetanus shots and injectable medications, performing PPD testing, filling prescriptions, giving nebulizer treatments, ear irrigation, giving general medical education to patients, fitting and teaching correct use of medical equipment and correct use of medications
  • Perform the following tasks or assist physicians as needed with patients, including gynaecological exams and ultrasounds, casting, surgical procedures, IV therapy, urinary catheterization, emergency situations


  • Fully qualified and with at least one year’s practical experience


  • Some type of language and culture training course would be helpful
  • Orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria

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