District Nurse - Ngaruawahia at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: District Nurse – Ngaruawahia & North Waikato
The details: Permanent, 72 – Hours fortnight (0.9 FTE) Rostered
Salary Range: $78,745 - $88,757
About the service:
District nurses provide a wide range of services in their local communities, often visiting people in their home. We work closely with allied health staff such as physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Our district nurse teams work from 16 bases across the Waikato region.
District nurses provide a comprehensive range of quality, patient-focused, professional and holistic nursing services to patients’ through-out the life-span in the community setting. This requires a person who is adaptable, dynamic and able to work autonomously. The district nurse role includes; advanced assessment, management, support and education for wound management, compression therapy, IV management, palliative/end of life care in the rural setting, continence assessment, catheter management, ostomy management, assessment for acute personal care and home help, support with home oxygen / respiratory patients, rheumatic fever secondary prevention prophylaxis and liaison/referrals with other health professionals.
About the role:
We currently have a vacancy for a registered nurse to join our District Nursing Service. The position covers both rural and urban bases within the Hamilton & Rural Family Health team, but is predominantly based in Ngaruawahia and North Waikato area.
We require flexibility from staff to work across both the rural and urban settings as part of the District Nurse position.
This is a 7 day a week service with hours between 8am - 5pm, and the successful applicant will be required to work rostered duties, including weekends and some on-call.
Required skills and experience:
• Current New Zealand registered nurse practicing certificate
• A full current NZ driver’s licence with no restrictions
• A minimum of three years of experience as a registered nurse
• The ability to work effectively within a team
• Sensitivity to cultural aspects and the ability to apply the Treaty of Waitangi principles to practice
• Excellent assessment skills and time management
• The Ability to work autonomously
It would be an advantage to have previous district nursing experience and/or an advanced knowledge in wound management, as well as palliative care experience.
An orientation program will be provided, and the start date can be negotiated.
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 Elysia Koretz in the Recruitment Team Elysia.Koretz@waikatodhb.health.nz
Application closing date: 02 October 2022
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:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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