Clinical Nurse Specialist - Infection Prevention and Control
Canterbury District Health Board (Christchurch)
5d ago
source : Kiwi Health Jobs
  • 0.8 FTE permanent position available with the Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) team
  • Registered Nurse with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC
  • Should have the ability to work Monday to Friday between 08 : 00 - 16 : 30 hrs (roster to be based on IPC Service needs in negotiation with successful applicant)
  • Our Purpose : Why we do it

    When you work with the Canterbury District HealthBoard, you re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver healthservices to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region.

    Ourprimary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

    The Team : What we do

    The CDHB Infection Prevention and Control Serviceis currently recruiting for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our dynamicteam with a lot of interesting professional opportunities for the rightcandidate.

    In this role, you would provide advice on infectionprevention and control measures to ensure the safety of patients, staff andvisitors to CDHB facilities.

    You will guide and support CDHB staff in clinicalareas, laboratories and maintenance and engineering to implement appropriateIPC practices in their work areas to minimise risk of infection transmission.

    In addition, you would collaborate closely withCommunity and Public Health and contribute IPC specialty knowledge andexpertise to the Canterbury Regional Isolation and Quarantine facilities andcommunity home isolation supporting kiwis during their stay in the isolation.

    The Role : Whereyou fit in

    You will be given the opportunity to gain knowledgeand expertise across the IPC core business areas of this exciting specialtyincluding : Surveillance, Education, Environmental Management, Reprocessing ofReusable Medical Devices and the Built Environment and Healthcare FacilityDesign.

  • Your ability to work effectively both autonomously and within a multidisciplinary team in a variety of situations with both individuals and groups is imperative in this service as you are responsible for providing IPC advice, education and recommendations to clinical staff across a wide variety of disciplines.
  • Your clinical knowledge and experience in addition to diplomacy, respect and professionalism, will be key to engaging with staff and patients to ensure your success in this role.
  • Previous experience working in infection prevention and control would be an advantage although is not essential.
  • Our Culture : What matters to us

    Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

    Putting people at the heart of all we do

    Health is ultimately all about people. What simportant around here is the way we care for and respect others, theresponsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work withintegrity.

    Belonging Here : Becoming part of our story

    Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board,you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexibleworking arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

    The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity andinclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population.

    The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomesand respects everyone.

    If this role has sparked your interest but does notmatch your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at ourroles that better suit your expertise.

    Applications are only accepted online so pleasevisit our website at complete an application.

    For additional information about thisrole please contact Steph Keene, Recruitment Specialist on

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