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Practice Nurse

Employer:
NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Health
City/Town:
Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Region:
Manawatu - Wanganui
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
08-Nov-2019
Closing Date:
24-Nov-2019
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Job Description

What you will do
 
The Force Health Organisation team delivers health services to NZDF military personnel in New Zealand to maintain, improve and restore health in order to enhance Force effectiveness.

As the Practice Nurse you will be responsible for providing a range of safe and efficient primary nursing services to NZDF personnel at our clinic in Linton. Providing health education and information to support patients to enhance their health outcomes will form part of this role along with providing support to the Medical Officer. There will be some administrative functions, medical records to maintain as well as the ordering of medical supplies.
 
What we need
 
You'll be a Registered Nurse with a current practicing certificate along with considerable experience in primary healthcare environment. A current vaccinator and smear taker certificate would be ideal.
 
Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will shine through, as will your personal time management skills and ability to work collaboratively with the immediate and wider health teams. 
 
As an integral part of a small team you will need to be an independent, self -starter who can pro-actively manage all aspects of the day, make decisions autonomously, support the clinical team in the day to day running of the clinic and confidently manage aspects of patient care.
 
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.
 

We don't envisage the successful candidate starting in this role until early next year, so start the new year off in a great new role!
 
Who we are

The Force Health Organisation (FHO) is part of the Joint Operational Health Group (JOHG). The FHO delivers health services to NZDF military personnel in New Zealand. The core health provision is primary health care with some additional focus on care specific to the military such as rehabilitation. The FHO provides a holistic, multidisciplinary and integrated approach to health care and this forms the basis of our person-centric model.

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
 
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.
 
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
  • Discounts Handbook for selected retail, entertainment and service providers
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence

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 Pete Maitland on (06) 351 9569.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Sunday 24 November 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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