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Registered Nurse

NZ Defence Force
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Wellington - Upper Hutt
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do
As the Registered Nurse within the Youth Development Unit (YDU) you'll accurately assess health, manage or refer course participants and staff when required, provide nursing support and triage of patients, and advise on and write policy for YDU.
What we need

An experienced Registered Nurse with a current APC who shows commitment to the provision of primary healthcare, has a high level of competency in nursing procedures and robust knowledge of youth mental health, drug/substance abuse and associated health issues.
You'll be experienced in primary health care and/or emergency department care, have previously worked with a diverse range of youth from varied cultural backgrounds, and have detailed understanding of the code of health and disability services. You'll be a strong communicator, have excellent organisational and prioritisation skills as well as strengths in relationship building and relating to others.  
 You'll also be required to complete YDU coursing outside of the Wellington Region and will be “on call” for the duration of the courses.
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.
Who we are

The Youth Development Unit (YDU), which is an initiative created as part of the Government ‘Fresh Start' youth policy, provides youth training programmes to young New Zealander's under an arrangement with several other Government agencies. The Youth Development Unit provides young people (13 – 25 years) with a range of comprehensive programmes 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
By joining our team you are making a great career decision.  A recent staff satisfaction survey highlighted why:

  • Be part of an effective team with freedom and flexibility to do my job
  • Able to maintain a balance between my personal and working life
  • Inspired to go the extra mile to help NZDF succeed. 

We offer five weeks annual leave, coupled with 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.

Applications close on Tuesday 30 April 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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