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Nurse Educator - Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

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

  • 1.0 FTE permanent full-time position available
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC
  • Have clinical expertise working in the Intensive Care Unit

Our Purpose: Why we do it

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 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

An exciting opportunity for the right candidate has arisen. Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a tertiary level 3 ICU covering cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, trauma, paediatric and all general specialty patients requiring intensive care. We are looking for a Nurse Educator to join our team and provide clinical expertise, education and support our large and diverse nursing staff.

The Nurse Educator role offers opportunity for both personal and professional growth.

You will be an effective communicator and your approachable manner will find you acting as a clinical resource and support person for both new and experienced staff.

As the Nurse Educator you will be part of the Senior Nursing team. You will develop a strong education frame work that will incorporate evidence based and best practice principles related to patient care. You will be expected to utilise your teaching skills to support changes in clinical practice and patient care.

The Role: Where you fit in

You will demonstrate your ability to contribute to the professional development of nursing throughout ICU and work in collaboration with Ara in the delivery of the Graduate Certificate in Critical Care papers.

Your excellent interpersonal skills and your ability to adjust to a variety of adult learning styles will be imperative to this role.

You will be self-directed with excellent time management and organisation skills and be familiar with change management principles and processes. Your professional and supportive nature will be an asset to our team.

The successful candidate will be supported in growing into this challenging, diverse and rewarding role.

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: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

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