District Nurse at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Hauraki Thames Coromandel Community Nursing Services
The details: Permanent - 72 Hours fortnight (0.9 FTE)
- Be part of the national transformation in Health
- Varied and complex nursing role within the community
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We are seeking a Registered Nurse to join the Hauraki Thames Coromandel (HTC) District Nursing team primarily based in Thames within the Thames / Paeroa DN team. You will work in other bases as directed and the primary location may change. This role is not suitable for a new graduate nurse. District Nursing is a combination of home visiting and clinic-based work. The District Nurse Service provides services 7 days a week, 0800-1630hrs and this can include after hours on call and call outs for palliative / end of life care.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
The Hauraki Thames Coromandel community nursing service is an urban / rural service. Rural District Nursing provides a wide variety of care across the lifespan and offers a challenging, varied and complex nursing role within the home and community including long-term medical conditions, home based palliative end of life care and chronic wound management within a multi-disciplinary environment inclusive of primary health care providers.
Mōu | About you
A District Nurse is required to be multi-skilled with excellent assessment and communication skills. We work alongside many other health providers within the community setting and relationship building is an essential part of our service. Familiarisation with and use of electronic devices is an essential part of this role. An understanding of improving health outcomes is essential and an ability to work within a variety of home / social, community and cultural demographics.
Required skills & experience you will need to be considered for this role:
Current New Zealand Registered Nurse annual practicing certificate (essential)
A full current NZ driver’s licence with no restrictions (essential)
Relevant experience for Rural District Nursing and a minimum of three years’ experience
Post graduate study is preferred, but not essential
Sensitivity to cultural aspects and the Treaty of Waitangi principles to practice
Proven time management skills with an ability to prioritise and think critically
A demonstrated ability to work autonomously within a multi-disciplinary team is vital for this role
Manage personal and professional boundaries within a small rural community
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: 14 April 2023
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
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