Registered Nurse - START Tokoroa at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: You will be part of the START Cambridge team, working at Tokoroa and surrounding areas
The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight – Monday-Friday: 0800-1630hrs, with on call and weekend component
About the service:
START (Supported Transfer and Accelerated Rehabilitation Team) is an Older Persons and Rehabilitation (OPR) led collaborative programme, which provides and promotes rehabilitation of patients within their home environment for the over 65 year old, for up to 6 weeks, delivering care 7 days per week and up to three times a day.
The START model reduces the pressure on hospital beds through early supported discharge, preventing re-admissions and admission avoidance. Equally significant is the impact that START has on improving the quality of care for this group of patients.
START is a strong interdisciplinary team, with three main teams working across the greater Waikato DHB. The teams consist of a large component of health care assistants that in the most part deliver the rehabilitation programme.
About the role:
START requires a dynamic Registered Nurse to join their team. Although this position is based from the Cambridge START office the successful RN will cover the Tokoroa and rural towns within the Waikato DHB area. Fleet vehicle provided.
Required skills & experience:
• experience in care of the older person, preferably within the community
• passion for rehabilitation in the community setting
• ability to lead and coordinate a team
• responsibility for the delegation and direction to health care assistants
• the desire to work within a strong interdisciplinary team
• excellent communication and advocacy skills
• full driver’s license
• the ability to be on call after hours as part of the roster
• minimum of 5 years nursing experience and on the PDRP pathway
Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.
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 Caitlin Oldman in the Recruitment Team email: Caitlin.Oldman@waikatodhb.health.nz
Application closing date: 30 October 2022
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Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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