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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Gerontology - Ashburton and rural

Canterbury District Health Board
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Canterbury - Ashburton
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • 1.0 FTE full-time permanent position
  • A clinical and professional lead position for a nurse with experience
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC

Our Purpose

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team

​​Ashburton Hospital provides a range of Inpatient, day patient, Outpatient and community based health services to the community. We are on the lookout for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Nurse Practitioner Candidate) with a passion for older person's health and gerontology nursing.

The Role:

  • You will be a Registered Nurse with extensive gerontological knowledge and experience, advanced clinical assessment skills, the ability to engage staff at all levels, flexibility to ensure the needs of all staff are met, an understanding of PDRP and the capability to develop practice, understand and influence standards of care and lead positive change
  • The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) (Nurse Practitioner Candidate) provides advanced clinical nursing expertise and leadership to enhance access and quality of care for older people and their whānau/families. This position as a NPC is expected to progress through the nursing pathway to successfully attain Nurse Practitioner qualifications and endorsement
  • This role focuses on the breadth of issues that encompasses the health of older people. This will include a significant focus on supporting people with dementia and other mental health related issues in the community, inpatients and aged residential care
  • You will work in collaboration with Medical Officers, Psychogeriatricians, Geriatrician, CNS Gerontology, General Practitioners, nursing team members and other health care professionals, service users, whānau, families and communities to promote health, and to diagnose, assess and manage the mental health and gerontology needs of the Ashburton and Rural Health Services older adult population, across the care continuum

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you'll seriously consider joining us, but if this role isn't a good fit for you, please share this opportunity with people in your personal networks.

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Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible.

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