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Registered Nurse

Employer:
NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Health
City/Town:
Auckland - Auckland
Region:
Auckland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
11-Apr-2019
Closing Date:
04-May-2019
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Job Description

What you will do
 
In this role you will be responsible for the accurate health assessment and management or referral of all Youth Development Unit (YDU) trainees suffering from sickness or injury, nursing support and triage of participants in the Youth Development Unit. You will also advise on and write policy for YDU.
 
What we need
 
We are seeking a NZ registered nurse with significant experience from within a primary healthcare and or emergency department setting. This is a role that focuses on youth; you must have prior experience of working with youth especially from varied cultural backgrounds.
 
YDU has a structured environment and all courses have timetabled events.  All staff and students need a good level of personal organisation .  Being able to work in a team and adapt to changing situations is an important part of working in the Unit.   This role is a little different in that you will occasionally work with our trainees while they are completing  phases in the bush or on field exercises. 
 
You will be managing health issues that present and where appropriate referring to GP services or other external health providers. Another aspect of the role is to complete health assessments on all trainees. Some other key duties are: 

•             Carry out and supervise Medical Officer directions in relation to policy, patient care, safety, treatments and education

•             Provide relevant and appropriate nursing care and health information to staff and Trainees

•             Provide information as to the state of health of the YDU personnel to the YDU Command Element as required

•             Develop relationships with external health providers

•             Work in collaboration with external providers as needed to ensure trainees' health and safety needs are met

•             Advise, write, review and update YDU Operating Procedures on medical/health matters

•             Carry out accurate clinical assessment and collaborate with YDU Command to provide advice on risk mitigation strategies to be able to maintain health and safety of the YDU course participants and workplace safety

•             Provide relevant and up-to-date health training for staff  and trainees

•             Provide “on call” and “call out” support whenever courses are being conducted

•             Ensure annual calibration checks of medical equipment are achieved and recorded

•             Ensure nursing practice is aligned with Nursing Council of New Zealand standards and Code of Ethics
•             Upskill and maintain levels of competency
 
Please note: If selected for interview you will be required to provide certified copies of your nursing qualifications including your practicing/ registration certificate and a statement of good standing.
A current APC is essential with a current first aid certificate.


Who we are
 
The Youth development Unit (YDU) is an initiative that provides young people (12 – 24 years), non-military, with a comprehensive programme designed to enable course participants to progress into job placement, trade training further education and re-engagement in local communities.
 
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.
 
Why Us
 
Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
 
How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Kevin Shanley on (021) 918 375.

Applications close on Saturday 4 May 2019.

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.

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