Nurse Practitioner Locum Solutions (NPLS) is an established and thriving service that delivers unmatched health care by utilising our senior, experienced, and dedicated team of Nurse Practitioners. We have an extensive background in emergency and acute care, aged care, palliative care, telehealth, clinical leadership, research and academia. Our team have worked in all facets of emergency and generalist nursing streams and facilitate leadership among the health care team by role modelling clinical excellence and empowering staff to perform at the best of their abilities.
We aim to deliver care where it is most needed and adapt services to suit the community requirements in rural, regional, metro, and virtual health services whilst passionately promoting the underutilised potential of the Nurse Practitioner role.
Our philosophy is to provide unmatched, patient-focused care by Nurse Practitioners to improve health outcomes for patients, their families, and the community.
We have a proven record of efficient and effective on-call, on-site, and virtual & telehealth service delivery to our existing clients.
TASH JENNINGS – EMERGENCY NP
Here's an article about our own Tash Jenniings published in the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners website.Tash Jennings is a passionate NP who divides her time...
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“Model gives first-class care” – the Telegraph, 27th April 2017
Seymour Health and local GPs have collaborated to introduce a new and innovative model of care for weekends involving highly-skilled nurse practitioners. This service,...
Dr. Natasha Jennings
As such, NPLS was born. In 2021, NPLS came under the sole ownership of Tash. Her philosophy is to provide high-quality, patient-focused care by Nurse Practitioners to improve health outcomes for patients, their families, and communities. Tash began her NP career in 2004 and was the first Adult Endorsed Emergency NP In Victoria. Tash has had many firsts, pioneering and leading NP clinical SCOP and research. She completed her PHD in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Glenn Gardner and received the prestigious NP of the year award in 2018. When Tash isn’t working as an NP, running NPLS or being a swim Mum, she enjoys spending time at her rural property in Little River, located southwest of Melbourne.
Shaun joined NPLS in January 2022 as our Business Manager. Shaun brings over half a decade of valuable Business & People Management experience to NPLS.
Shaun aims to take NPLS national and make us the ultimate Nurse Practitioner Hotspot for NPs and Students. We have already made significant strides in achieving this goal by securing NPs across the country and collaborating with Hospital/UCC locations across Victoria, New South Wales, and Western Australia.
Along with organisational growth, Shaun is passionate about creating positive workplace culture through consistent and equal-level communications with all staff from the beginning.
Shaun has helped grow the NPLS team from fifteen to eighty staff members in approximately six months; to say we are excited about the future is an understatement.
Shaun is also responsible for providing our professional Recruitment Services to our clients.
Random Fact: Shaun is one of eighteen children and is a twin!
Aged & Palliative Care Services Consultant
Jo joined NPLS in June 2022. Jo is passionate about improving the quality of life for every person she cares for. Jo embarked on her palliative care career in 1993 after caring for her dad diagnosed with terminal cancer. Jo has worked across the inpatient and community setting, in metropolitan Melbourne and the Gippsland region in Victoria.
In 2005, Jo began to service Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) helping residents to improve their health outcomes. Whilst undertaking this role she recognised the need to educate their staff, and this too become a great passion for her. Jo worked closely with the General Practitioners, Palliative Care Physicians, and Geriatricians. It was these
relationships that encouraged her to embark on her journey to become an endorsed Nurse Practitioner which was achieved in 2013.
Jo is certified in training and assessment and offers a tailored consultancy service to educate health professionals particularly servicing the RACF sector helping them achieve their accreditation standards. Her aim is to saturate the RACF sector with the knowledge and skills so that all Victorians get the care they deserve.
Random fact: Jo does not drink coffee or eat strawberries, and she is going to become a Nanna in 2023.
NPLS provides experienced, endorsed nurse practitioners to deliver acute services to health care settings throughout both the urban or regional space. A combination of roles can be offered including filling gaps in your medical workforce, on-call or onsite roles, and leadership opportunities. Through this initiative, NPLS strives to provide a quality service with nurse practitioners knowledgeable of holistic management of emergency and urgent care patient presentations
- Reduced wait times for patients
- Reduced incidence of patients who did not wait to be seen
- Improving support to regular organisation staff
- Reduced episodes of deterioration in both inpatient, and aged care residents
- Improved delivery of appropriate and timely services to clients
- Increased appropriate and timely referrals
- Reduced number of patient transfers
- Mentorship to nursing staff and support for nurse practitioner and RIPERN candidates