Health Services

Nurse Practitioner

Having trouble getting in to see your doctor?

Run out of your prescriptions?

Need a travel vaccination, or a referral for a pathology test?

Visit a Wizard Nurse Practitioner today for a reliable and convenient way to address your health concerns.

What is a Nurse Practitioner?

“A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse educated and authorised to function autonomously and collaboratively in an advanced and extended clinical role.”

Nurse Practitioners have completed additional university study and extensive clinical training, allowing them to deliver care beyond the traditional nursing role.

Nurse Practitioners are able to:

  • diagnose and treat patients

  • prescribe medication

  • order pathology test and X-rays

  • make referrals

What will I get?

ASSESS

A Wizard Nurse Practitioner will assess a range of conditions across your everyday health:

  • aches and pains

  • sprains and strains

  • eyes, ears, nose, chest, and throat concerns

  • digestive issues

  • skin problems

  • blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose testing

  • National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) assessments

  • provision of medical certificates

TREAT

Receive treatment for your immediate health needs on the spot:

  • allergy and infection management

  • wound care including removal of stitches

  • bladder health

  • family health

  • sexual and reproductive health management

  • administration of travel vaccinations

  • smoking cessation programs

  • ongoing management of asthma, COPD, blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes treatment

  • continuity of care maintained with your current treating GP

PRESCRIBE

If required your Wizard Nurse Practitioner will prescribe medications for acute illnesses, ongoing conditions, and provide referrals to other health services:

  • antibiotics

  • analgesics

  • oral contraception

  • travel vaccinations

  • repeat prescriptions

  • referrals for imaging, pathology, and health specialists

How much will it cost?

Private and/or bulk billing costs apply.

Bulk billing requires a valid Medicare card to be presented at the time of the appointment.

Can I do it?

Anyone can make an appointment to see our in-store Wizard Nurse Practitioners. A Wizard Nurse Practitioner can provide treatment and advice for many problems for which you may have seen a doctor for in the past.

Where can I get it?

Walk in appointments are available. Alternatively, to secure an appointment contact the below Wizard Pharmacy directly.

Wizard Pharmacy Livingston 08 9456 5000

Wizard Pharamcy Garden City Kmart Mall 08 93647606

What else do I need to know?

To ensure a coordinated approach to your healthcare Nurse Practitioners can consult and liaise with other healthcare professionals including GPs, medical and surgical specialists, other nurses, dieticians, occupational therapists, social workers and many others.

Nurse Practitioners are NOT Doctors. The Nurse Practitioner role creates another tier of ‘Nurse’ which incorporates a much greater clinical scope and responsibility. They use their advanced training and skills to reach the more common problems faced by patients.

 

 

Sources: The Department of Health, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council 2006