District Nurse - Thames at Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton), Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: District Nurse – Thames Hospital (HTC)
The details: Permanent Part-Time, 64 – Hours fortnight (0.8 FTE)
About the service:
We provide services 7 days a week 0800- 1630hr and this can include on call after hours HTC is a large geographical area and the ability to drive long distances during the workday is essential.
About the role:
We are seeking a Registered Nurse to join the Hauraki Thames Coromandel (HTC) District Nursing team primarily based in THAMES. This position is for 0.8FTE – or 64hours / fortnight. You will be required to work in other bases around the Peninsula and the primary location may change.
This role is not suitable for a new graduate nurse.
Rural District Nursing offers a challenging, varied and complex nursing role within the community including long-term medical conditions, home based palliative and end of life care and chronic wound management within a multi-disciplinary environment inclusive of primary health care providers. An understanding of improving health outcomes is essential and an ability to work within a variety of social & cultural demographics.
A District Nurse is required to be multi-skilled with excellent assessment and communication skills. We work alongside many other health providers within the Community setting and relationship building is an essential part of our service. Familiarisation with and use of electronic devices is an essential part of this role.
An orientation programme is provided.
Required skills and experience:
• Current New Zealand registered nurse practicing certificate
• A full current NZ driver’s licence with no restrictions.
• Relevant experience for Rural District Nursing
• Post graduate study is preferred but not essential
• Proven time management skills with an ability to prioritise & think critically.
• A demonstrated ability to work autonomously within a multi-disciplinary team is vital for this role
• Manage personal & professional boundaries within a small rural community.
• Work weekends
• Be on call after hours (1630hrs – 0800hrs) during the week / weekend when required which may require callouts
The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand.
We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run four hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.
Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.
We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Rex.Valenzuela@waikatodhb.health.nz
Please click here to view the position description.
Application closing date: 17 December 2021
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• Stronger together – Kotahitanga
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton)|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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