District Nurse - Thames at Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton), Waikato
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District Nurse 0.6 FTE / 48hrs fortnight
Hauraki Thames Coromandel Community Services
We are seeking a Registered Nurse to join the Hauraki Thames Coromandel (HTC) District Nursing team primarily based in THAMES. This position is for 0.6 FTE – or 48hours / fortnight. You will work in other bases as directed and the primary location may change.
This role is not suitable for a new graduate nurse
District Nursing is a combination of home visiting and clinic-based work. The District Nurse Service provides services 7 days a week 0800- 1630hr and this can include after hours on call and call outs for palliative / end of life care. A full-unrestricted driver’s licence is essential for this role. The Hauraki Thames Coromandel community services is an urban / rural service.
Rural District Nursing provides a wide variety of care across the lifespan and 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 home / social, community & cultural demographics.
A District Nurse is required to be multi-skilled with excellent assessment and communication skills. The ability to think critically and work autonomously with a team environment is essential. Community Nurses 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.
Requirements for the role:
• Current New Zealand registered nurse annual practicing certificate (essential) – not suitable for work permit applications as does not meet the required hours of work.
• A full current NZ driver’s licence with no restrictions. (essential)
• Relevant experience for Rural District Nursing and a minimum of three years’ experience as an RN
• Post graduate study is preferred but not essential
• Sensitivity to cultural aspects, social demographics and the Treaty of Waitangi principles to practice.
• 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.
The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.
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 five 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, and click here to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Elysia Koretz in the Recruitment Team Elysia.Koretz@waikatodhb.health.nz
Application closing date: 26 June 2022
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• Fair play – Mauri Pai
• Growing the good – Whakapakari
• Stronger together – Kotahitanga
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|Employer:||Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton)|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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