Registered Nurse at NZ Defence Force, Central Plateau
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
What you will do
Working for the New Zealand Defence Force, you will find yourself based in the Central Plateau, the gateway to the world heritage Tongariro National Park. Premier snow sports in the winter, mountain biking, tramping and fishing in the summer- you will find it all here and more.
Coupled with the added bonus of a very unique working environment and the opportunity for Full Time or Part time – Permanent or Fixed Term employment – you choose what works for your lifestyle!
As a 24/7 medical facility, we require Nurses who can provide care on a rostered rotating shift basis, as part of our emergency response team and to a small number of lower acuity patients admitted to our extended care facility.
You will also have the opportunity to work within the primary care facility for some additional variety.
Our nurses are well compensated for working rostered shifts.
In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:
- Great benefits for you and your family;
- Full time ongoing work;
- Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
- Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
- 5 weeks annual leave per year;
- Flexible working environment and positive culture.
This is a great opportunity to give back to those who serve and protect our country. The role is based at Waiouru Military Camp. The location is perfect to maximise your work life balance by being at nature's back door.
If you're relocating for this role, there may be an option to rent a Defence house for up to 6 months, depending on availability at the time.
Interviews will take place in November and we will work with whatever start date works best for you!
What we need
We are seeking Registered Nurses to join our team in providing high quality, comprehensive health care to our service personnel within a multidisciplinary team of committed health professionals and wellbeing providers.
Our roles are best suited to experienced Nurses with post-graduate experience who are competent to practice autonomously/sole charge in a Ward like setting and who also come with sufficient nursing experience to bolster our response team during medical emergencies. In this role our Nurses are supported by a dedicated health care team during week days and by an On Call Medical Officer and Medic afterhours and weekends.
Please note: If selected for interview, you will be required to provide certified copies of your medical qualifications including your practicing/registration certificate and a statement of good standing.
Who we are
The Defence Health Centre in Waiouru provides occupational, primary health, 24/7 urgent afterhours care, along with emergency response to military personnel working and living within the Waiouru Military Training Facility. Our relative isolation from metropolitan health providers means we need skilled competent practitioners in our team who are comfortable providing medical care to others in a rural health care setting.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.
By joining our small but dedicated team you will have the opportunity to work with other health care professionals who are passionate about delivering 24/7 health support to our servicemen and women. You will become a member of an effective and supportive team and with access to and opportunity for funded continued professional development and to make a valued contribution toward the NZ Defence Force as a civilian Registered Nurse.
NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.
How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to Apply, please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Sara Marsden on 06 387 5599 ex 7126.
Please note: Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug screening test prior to any offer of employment being made. If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit. If selected for interview you will be required to provide certified copies of your medical qualifications including your practicing/registration certificate and a statement of good standing.
Applications close on Tuesday 30 November 2021.
Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:
Low level Security Clearance
- most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
- is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
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