Job: Nursing Officer - Western Pacific University


  • Office/Division: Office of the Vice President, Student Affairs Services
  • Position Title: Nursing Officer
  • Position Number: WPUSE003
  • Job Location: Ialibu, Western Pacific University

Organizational Relationship:

  • Immediate Supervisor: Senior Nursing Officer
  • Coordinates With: Senior Nursing Officer, Students, Staff, Colleagues, Vice President, Student Affairs Office

Job Purpose:

Provide high-quality nursing care and well-being to students, staff, and surrounding communities with minimal supervision.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct patient assessments and provide confidential counseling and health advice to university students and staff.
  • Observe and interpret patient symptoms, communicating them to the senior nurse or physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
  • Perform routine procedures (e.g., blood pressure measurements, administering injections) and maintain patient charts.
  • Adjust and administer medications and treatments as per senior nurse or physician’s orders.
  • Inspect facilities in consultation with the senior nurse, maintain hygiene and safety initiatives, and promote active accident prevention and health awareness programs.
  • Attend to and support medical emergencies as directed by the senior nurse or physician.
  • Be available for 24-hour on-call service in consultation with the Senior Nursing Officer.


  • Diploma in General Nursing from a recognized institution with a minimum of three years of experience in patient care services.
  • Registered with the Nursing Council and holding a valid practice license.
  • Certificate of Registration as a Nurse under the Nursing Council Medical Service Act with a valid practicing license.
  • Certificate of Good Conduct in the nursing profession with at least two years of proven experience as a nurse in a medical facility.
  • First Aid Certificate desirable but not required.
  • Experience in trauma and emergency care.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of legal regulations and best practices in healthcare.
  • Familiarity with the PNG Medical Services Act and World Health Organization (WHO) requirements.
  • Proficient in computer use, spoken and written communication, and interpersonal and questioning skills.
  • Strong critical thinking skills to address student and staff issues.
  • Ability to withstand work pressure and work after hours.

Additional Requirements:

  • Preference for single and male Nursing Officers.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Join our dedicated team at Western Pacific University and contribute to the health and well-being of our vibrant community! Apply today to make a difference.

How to apply. 

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Western Pacific University (WPU) is a premier institution located in the picturesque region of Ialibu. Known for its commitment to academic excellence and holistic student development, WPU offers a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in a dynamic global environment. The university prides itself on its state-of-the-art facilities, distinguished faculty, and a diverse, inclusive community that fosters innovation and critical thinking. With a strong emphasis on research, community engagement, and sustainable development, Western Pacific University is dedicated to producing graduates who are not only academically proficient but also socially responsible and ready to make meaningful contributions to society.

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