This was a winning application requiring the Queensland Health favoured 2 page application letter, demonstrating the key attributes. Here is a snippet from the letter:
I have advanced clinical evidence based skills, knowledge and practice. I have 7 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse, and 3 of these have been as a Clinical Nurse. In my current role as XXXX with XXXX, I am consistently called in to assist during complex emergency presentations, where patients often have unknown medical diagnoses, and their prior medical history is unknown. I respond to such emergencies by conducting a range of rapid assessments and developing and implementing effective treatment plans. I frequently am required to retrieve patients to transport them to definitive care i.e. a major trauma centre, which sometimes can be up to a 2.5-hour flight away. I have demonstrated my ability to work independently within such situations, as I am often the only nurse attending to the patient. For example, a patient was picked up with massive internal injuries, and I was responsible for his care. The patient became very critical, and I had to implement resuscitation. The patient regained consciousness and was able to undergo emergency abdominal surgery in hospital and recovered well. I have previously worked in other remote and rural settings, including XXXX, where I similarly developed my skills in applying high quality care independently.