Registered Nurse - Mothercraft at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Mothercraft, Waikato Hospital
The details: Permanent, Part-time positions - (0.4 - 0.6 FTE) - Rostered
Salary details: NZNO RN MECA
- Be part of the national transformation in Health
- Make a positive difference to tamariki and their whānau receiving care
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
Opportunities have risen for experienced Registered Nurses to work with mothers and babies in Mothercraft at Waikato Hospital. This nurse led service has a close working relationship with the administrative team, medical team, clinical nurse specialists, dietitians, social workers, perinatal mental health team and other members of the multi-disciplinary team. We are looking for highly skilled, dynamic and passionate nurses to join our fabulous team to create positive impacts for whānau that access our services.
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(Please note position descriptions can only be viewed on the Te Whatu Ora - Waikato website.)
Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
Mothercraft provides specialist nursing care, support and advice for parents and caregivers around assessment, education, evaluation, and negotiated planning of care for their babies in a residential environment. It is a 24-hour live-in service where mothers and babies arrive on the Mondays/Tuesdays and are discharged on Fridays.
The successful applicant will be supported to achieve this by
A comprehensive orientation to the role
Support from colleagues to develop in the role
Educational opportunities as necessary
Opportunities to develop advanced nursing skills
Training to use systems / programmes that are required by the service
Mothercraft nurses have also supported acute areas within Child Health when redeployed briefly due to spikes in Omicron cases and RSV infections in recent years.
Mōu | About you
Essential skills & experience:
3 years recent Paediatric or Neonatal nursing experience
Excellent communication skills
Proven problem solving skills
Ability to effectively work autonomously and as part of a team
The desire to provide quality care within a multi-disciplinary team
Preferred skills & experience:
Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Community Paediatric experience
Maternal mental health nursing experience
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 Komalpreet.Kaur@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 30 March 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
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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