Registered Nurse / Enrolled Nurse at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Thames Inpatient Unit, Thames Hospital
The details: Permanent and part time positions available - Rostered
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We have oppertunites avalaible for permanent part time postions on rostered and rotating shifts (including night duty). You will be expected to work in the high acuity room within six months of commencing the position. There are frequent opportunities to do extra shifts, although this is not guaranteed. The patients we look after, have multiple health conditions in a rural secondary care setting. There is a strong multidisciplinary approach to care and proactive discharge planning. Patients requiring tertiary level specialised care are transferred to Waikato Hospital. There are times when you will be expected to work in other areas of Thames Hospital, including the Emergency Departmnet or as an ambulance transfer RN.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
The inpatient unit at Thames Hospital has 48 beds made of general medicine, rehabilitation, surgery and mental health. The IPU has a high acuity room with three beds, two of which are hard monitored. The Rehabilitation unit has 10 beds. These patients are nursing using the principles of rehabilitation and have a longer length of stay than medical patients. Surgical patients are usually day cases, although there are times patients are admitted overnight. Piri ki te kainga is a step up / step down unit of 4 mental health beds.
Mōu | About you
Required skills & experience you will need to be considered for this role:
Uses critical thinking as the base for making sound nursing judgements to comprehensively assess the complex health needs of our patients to develop and implement a plan of health care which is evidenced based.
Integrate nursing knowledge, seeks new learning opportunities and uses a problem solving approach.
Works as a team player with all professional groups and is flexible enough to have the ability to work extra at reasonably short notice.
A positive attitude to hard work and quality improvement focus that looks for opportunities to improve systems and processes.
Preferable for 2 years recent experience, although RN 2 should apply.
Prefer although not essential that at least one year working within the NZ health system.
Preference will be given to the RN who has skills and expertise to management of BiPAP, the unstable diabetic patient and have basic cardiac rhythm interpretation ability.
As the successful candidate, you will have a positive attitude and willingness to learn. You will have a comprehensive orientation programme and professional development opportunities to enhance your career
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
Whakamana – Give and earn respect
Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
Mauri Pai – Fair play
Whakapakari – Growing the good
Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
Te Whatu Ora, Waikato serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand. 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. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
He aha Waikato
Waikato is the fourth largest region in Aotearoa New Zealand and located just south of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Whāingaroa Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Kapanga Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glow worm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.
Waikato is the home of the Kiingitanga and rich in Māori culture. Waikato Hospital sits on whenua gifted by Waikato iwi, situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato Awa, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.
Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Nicole.Rickard@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: Open until filled
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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