Waikato Regional Diabetes Service
Permanent 20 hours per week (0.5FTE)
Are you an experienced Registered Nurse looking for an exciting career change and a challenge?
Waikato DHB’s Regional Diabetes Service is made up of around 40 clinical and non-clinical team members, and operates from our Clarence Street clinic in Hamilton.
The service includes Adult Weight Management services, Diabetes in Pregnancy services, Youth and Young Adults services and an Insulin Pump Team in addition to an inpatient team.
The Waikato Regional Diabetes Service are looking for an outstanding Registered Nurse with 5+ years nursing experience, who would like to join their multi-
disciplinary team working 20 hours per week. This is a new position which we envisage will develop to its full potential once the incumbent is fully orientated to the team.
We require diabetes nursing expertise particularly in our diabetes in pregnancy team with a view to providing a rural community service for pregnant women with diabetes who struggle to or do not access services in Hamilton, and to provide additional resource to meet the increase in demand with our adult population with Type 1 diabetes.
Ideally you will have experience with patients on insulin therapies using multi-dose injection regimens.
There will be opportunities for working with those on insulin pump therapy and using continuous blood glucose monitoring as part of their diabetes management.
You may participate in running group education for patients as well as health care professionals in the future.
We place high value on our team members and fully support their on-going professional development. Working towards registered nurse prescribing as per Nursing Council of New Zealand would be an advantage and will be a requirement of this position.
A clean New Zealand drivers licence is essential.
The diabetes clinic core hours are from Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.30pm. We are not open on public holidays or weekends.
Actual hours of employment will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in 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.
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 Māori 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 Vicki Lowe-Reid, Charge Nurse Manager, Waikato Regional Diabetes Service on +64 7 859 9180.