Maaori Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Acute Inpatient Wards at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Mental Health and Addiction Services, Waikato Hospital
The details: Permanent – Full-time 80 hours per fortnight (1.0 FTE)
Koorero moo tenei Tuuranga – About the role
We are seeking two suitably qualified Maaori Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to join our adult acute inpatient team. You will be one of a team of three Maaori Clinical Nurse Specialist employed to create radical change for Maaori.
We are seeking strong and resilient Maaori clinicians whom will be able to support both taangata whai ora and their whaanau during an acute admission; whilst also working alongside the clinical team with a focus on creating positive outcomes using a strong Te Ao Maaori lense, while delivering excellent care for those whom come into your care.
This position requires the successful candidate to work in partnership with the Charge Nurse Manager (CNM), Associate Charge Nurse Managers (ACNM) and Kaitakawaenga to provide specialist nursing care and expertise, to support clinical decision making, educational requirements and to be actively involved in quality improvements, at the same time and in partnership with Kaitakawaenga intertwining Te Ao Maaori models of care, to provide the best outcomes for Maaori.
Maaori are significantly over represented across our service and you will need to have an understanding of the inequities for Maaori in the system and be able to work together with both your direct team, however the Maaori Clinical Nurse Specialist roopu goal is to achieve better outcomes. This role will be essential in creating partnerships with Maaori across all levels including taangata whai ora and whaanau, Maaori staff and the Kaitakawaenga team, and supporting our non- Maaori staff to work together in reducing inequity.
Moo too maatou roopuu– About our team
It’s the perfect time to join our team. We have a brand new facility in the planning stages; take part in the development, then get to work in a state of the art purpose built facility, where we aim to be delivering a service which is culturally led and clinically underpinned. Be part of leading this change, alongside a great team of managers, clinical leaders and Maaori including our taangata whaiora and whaanau.
Mouu – About you
A ‘you can do it’ attitude is vital in this fast paced and high activity environment. A ‘curiosity’ to enquire what will make a difference for an individual tāngata whai ora and their whānau, and a willingness to lead change to truly make a difference, are all essential skills you hold.
You will identify as Maaori and have a good understanding of Te Ao Maaori and your own identity and whakapapa connections. You will need to be able to work in an environment where you will need to have difficult conversations, advocating what is right for Maaori in what is a generally western approach to care. You should have 4-5 years clinical experience.
We are hoping that you will be one of a number of catalysts that will support this ward and the wider adult acute facility to become a more cultural led and clinical underpinned service.
E paa ana ki a maatou – About us
Mental Health and Addictions Services at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato region delivers a full range of specialty services across the district. We are committed to making a difference with taangata whai ora and their whaanau through working in partnership to create kotahitanga. We believe in delivering services with a strong recovery focus and a sensitivity to cultural aspects of mental health through applying the Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles into practice
Nau mai haere mai - Come join the team!
If you are Maaori and believe you have the right skills, a Te Ao Maaori perspective and knowledge, energy, enthusiasm and professional qualities to lead changes in a team going forward then we would like to hear from you!
Naaku te rourou naau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi – by working together the people will flourish
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 Maaori 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 Kylie Balzer via email Kylie.Balzer@waikatodhb.health.nz
Application closing date: 9 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
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|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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