Clinical Nurse Specialist - Adult Sexual Assault at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Toka Tumai Auckland, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Clinical Nurse Specialist - 0.5 FTE Temporary
- Support the health and hauora of our people
- Use your knowledge, skills and experience to make a meaningful contribution
- Part-Time (20 hours) temporary role for 12 months in a values-driven, whānau-centric health organisation
Ko wai mātou | Who are we
At Te Toka Tumai | Auckland DHB, we are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga, as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to have a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieve equitable outcomes for all.
The Pohutukawa Sexual Assault Assessment and Treatment Service (SAATS), based at the Greenlane Clinical Centre, provides a 24/7 specialist medical, forensic and holistic wrap-round service to adults and older adolescents of all genders who have been sexually assaulted or abused. The service is made up of a dedicated team of specially trained doctors and nurses committed to providing the highest quality health service that is sensitive, appropriate, and accessible and acknowledges social and cultural diversity.
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
Choosing to work as part of our Pohutukawa team means that you've chosen more than a job – you've chosen a career where you can have a meaningful impact on people's lives every day. Our nurses are our greatest strength, and we work hard to provide a supportive working environment where our nurse specialists can give their best work possible. The Clinical Nurse Specialist will have a critical role in ensuring we can provide holistic sexual health care support and treatment to victims of abuse and sexual assault at the Greenlane Clinical Centre.
A day in the life of this position:
- 24 hours daytime care per week between Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm. You will also be part of our after-hours roster and work a minimum of 2 to 3 on-call shifts per month.
- Leadership, training and support to nurses on the after-hours on-call roster.
- Assisting medical staff collecting forensic evidence, performing sexual health assessments including diagnosis and treatment of STI's, provision of contraception.
- Collaborative management of sexual assault, sexual health and therapeutic needs.
Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills
Experienced nurses motivated to make a difference to adults and older adolescents, who have faced trauma and adversity, and who share our strong values to help strengthen our community are encouraged to apply. In addition:
- Registration as a nurse (or eligibility for registration) with NZ Nursing Council
- Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application to improving health outcomes
- A commitment to biculturalism
- Demonstration of well-developed communication, critical thinking skills and a commitment to patient-centred care
- Ideally previous experience working within one or more of the following specialities: sexual and reproductive health gynaecology, trauma care, forensic medicine, family violence and/or mental health
We are also interested in hearing from Registered Nurses looking to grow, develop, and gain experience within this speciality.
For further details, please refer to the position description here
If you have any further questions or would like to learn more about this role please get in touch with Dr. Anne Laking, Service Lead Clinician, via ALaking@adhb.govt.nz.
He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here
Te Toka Tumai recognises that our kaimahi are our biggest strength. We have a solid commitment to lifelong learning demonstrated through the professional development programs we have available. We invest in collective work and staff training to improve patient care. We supplement this by creating an environment built on equity and respect while working together in caring, cohesive teams and providing opportunities for advancement. In addition:
- Comprehensive orientation programme
- Access to education sessions and professional development
- Forensic, medico-legal and therapeutic medical care training
- Provide mandatory MEDSAC Forensic Training Weekend (FTW), which is held once a year in May
- Relocation support to Auckland
For more information on what we offer, please click here.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Advertising closes: Sunday 29th January, at 23:59 pm (New Zealand standard time). We expect interviews to take place in February 2023.
If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Candida Hall Recruitment Consultant via email CandidaH@adhb.govt.nz to discuss how we can best support your application quoting number AUC16721.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Toka Tumai Auckland|
|Position type:||Contract/Temp Part time|
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