Registered Nurse - Anaesthetic Pre Assessment Clinic
Southern Health
Invercargill, Southland
4d ago

Registered Nurse - Anaesthetic Preoperative Assessment Clinic (APAC)

Southland Hospital

  • Monday to Friday, 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week)
  • Utilise your Advanced Health Assessment Qualifications
  • Nurse-led service
  • Applications are invited for an exciting role in our Nurse-led service. This patient-centred service provides high quality preoperative anaesthetic assessments for patients awaiting elective surgery at Southland Hospital.

    The objective of APAC is to prepare and optimise patients requiring surgery to ensure they are well informed and fit to undergo anaesthesia.

    It is desirable that applicants will have :

  • A post-graduate qualification that includes Advanced Heath Assessment (or equivalent)
  • Be working towards a Level 4 portfolio
  • At least 3 years post graduate experience in a medical and / or surgical setting
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrated competence with computers, including being able to type
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve
  • A proven desire to work at the top of their scope of practice
  • The successful applicant will work collaboratively with the anaesthetic team to ensure appropriate patient assessments are carried out as per established anaesthesia guidelines.

    Your practice will be under the direction of the APAC Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). You will also work collaboratively with all services involved in the patient’s journey from Primary health to post-operative care.

    Your hours of work will be during Monday Friday daytime shifts.

    This role provides an excellent opportunity for skill development for a Registered Nurse looking to further advance their clinical practice skills in health assessment.

    The Location

    Sick of long commutes to work? - Southland Hospital is located within a 10 - 15 minute drive from anywhere in Invercargill and offers free car parking on site for staff.

    Our hospital is a modern, secondary level 4 base hospital offering an innovative and progressive working environment. Small and intimate enough to get to know not only your colleagues, but your patients in particular.

    Here you will enjoy a clinically challenging and rewarding job combined with a relaxed and satisfying lifestyle.

    Now is a great time to re-locate to the Southern District if you were considering the move the Southern District offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.

    Whether it’s the outdoors - kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; or theatre, live-music or art or shopping and dining out there’s literally something for everyone.

    Check out or check out Discover Invercargill for what we can offer you and your whanau.

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