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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Infectious Diseases

Canterbury District Health Board
Job Category:
Canterbury - Christchurch
Job Type:
Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

Are you looking for the next Senior Registered Nurse challenge? We have a Clinical Nurse Specialist role available in Infectious Diseases!

About us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata.

Putting people at the heart of all we do.

Working for the Canterbury District Health Board - working for the Community. At its core, our vision is dependent on achieving a truly collaborative, 'whole of system' approach where everyone in the health system works together to do the right thing for the patient and the right thing for the system and our community as a whole.

About the role

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist - Infectious Diseases
  • Reporting to the Nurse Manager - Infectious Diseases
  • Permanent - part-time working three days one week and two days the next
  • Adhere to guidelines of Cultural Safety and the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist providing leadership, education, case management in specific situations and support to clinical staff across the service
  • As a positive role model in clinical leadership you will work with the Infectious Diseases team, providing advice, support and information throughout the patient's disease trajectory: pre-diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment
  • Based at the Christchurch Hospital campus

Skills and experience

  • You will possess knowledge, expertise and leadership skills and have the ability to apply this to your daily practice creating the most equitable pathways for both staff and patients
  • You are a senior Registered Nurse who holds, or is working towards, a relevant post graduate qualification - a background in Infectious Diseases/Home IV would be advantageous
  • Computer literacy is strongly desirable
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to effectively prioritise competing acute demands
  • Whakawhanaungatanga (ability to forge and foster relationships)
  • Whakamanaakitanga (ability to treat others with respect, encouragement and support)
  • Whakakotahitanga (ability to work in your role and actively participate and align this to our organisational values and goals)

Our culture

  • Care and respect for others. Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata
  • Integrity in all we do. Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono
  • Responsibility for outcomes. Te Takohanga i ngā hua


  • Something For You is an employee benefits programme available to all staff of the CDHB. CDHB staff are entitled to preferential rates at a wide selection of partners either on a permanent basis or at exclusive events throughout the year. For both the things you need and the things you just want, as a CDHB employee you will be sure to enjoy being able to choose a little Something For You
  • We help you to construct your Professional Development Pathway out of the components that are best for you, resulting in better patient outcomes

E koekoe te tūi, e ketekete te kākā, e kūkū te kereru!

It takes all people!

How to apply

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Karli Te Aotonga, Recruitment Specialist - Nursing, Phone: (03) 3377923 or email

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at to complete an application.

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