Registered Nurse at Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton), Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Public Health Unit, Hamilton CBD
The details: Permanent, up to 80 hours per fortnight
‘AMOHIA AKE TE ORA O TE IWI, KA PUTA KI TE WHEIAO
The Wellness of the People is Paramount’
Do you want to work in a service where you can make a positive difference in the wellness of our Waikato community?
Want to utilise your skills to help close the equity gap?
Want to be part of the new Health system?
Want to play a part in the current global pandemic?
About the service:
The Waikato Public Health Unit is an important interface between the health sector and our communities in need. We strive to provide information, influence, intervention and prevention strategies that will improve the health and wellbeing of our population.
For further information relating to our Public Health Service and the types of work we do, please refer to: http://www.waikatodhb.health.nz/.
About the role:
We are looking for a team member to provide a whole-of-population approach to meet the needs of clients and their family/whanau using contemporary public health nursing expertise which is safe, appropriate and effective with the goal of improving access and achieve equity.
This role will promote a quality practice communicable disease environment that supports staff to work in partnership with Māori to provide culturally responsive and appropriate care and support to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities.
Please note that the Public Health Unit is currently heavily engaged in COVID-19 response work. All staff within the Unit may therefore not able to complete any of their usual ‘business as usual’ work. New staff being employed will be inducted into both their specific role and a COVID role e.g. Case investigation and contact tracing.
What we need from you:
- Registration with Nursing Council of New Zealand; inclusive of scope of practice.
- A current practising certificate with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.
- Minimum of 4 years post registration experience
- Expected to meet proficient level of practice on the Professional Development and Recognition Programme, but may achieve a higher level of practice.
- May be desirable to be undertaking, or have completed, post graduate studies including communicable/infectious disease management and/or public health.
- Skills and experience working with Māori and Pasifika, including ability to use Te Reo Māori
- Ability to use adult educational principles and processes for training and coaching, confident presenting to groups
- Experience working with diverse community groups and organisations
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 Rachael Devey in the Recruitment Team on Rachael.firstname.lastname@example.org
Application closing date: 4 July 2022
Values Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
- Give and earn respect - Whakamana
- Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
- Fair play – Mauri Pai
- Growing the good – Whakapakari
- Stronger together – Kotahitanga
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton)|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
|Attachment:||No File Attached|
Note: You may be redirected to the employer's careers website.