Clinical Nurse Specialist - Infection, Prevention and Control
Southern Health
Otago
1d ago

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Infection Prevention and Control, Dunedin Hospital

  • Full time and part time hours available
  • Secondment opportunity / Fixed term role through to 30 June 2022
  • About the Team

    The Infection Prevention and Control Service (IPC) is a district-wide service with the primary role of monitoring and reducing the risk of infections acquired in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

    We are proud of our supportive and collaborative environment and are looking forward to bringing in another talented RN to expand our essential service.

    About the Role

    In the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist you will be providing specialist nursing care and expert advice to support staff in the management of care delivery for Infection Prevention and Control, within a variety of settings including Aged Residential Care (ARC), Hospital and other public health settings.

    This is a fixed term position through to the end of June 2022 working up to 40 hours per week with flexibility in the hours / days worked and part-time options available.

    If you are thinking about making the move into a Senior Nursing position but have questions as to what is involved please get in touch and we would be happy to answer any queries!

    The main responsibilities of your role will include (but are not limited to) :

  • Supporting ARC for their readiness to manage COVID positive patients
  • Working as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Providing specialist, evidence-based advice, care, support and expertise
  • Providing education and support for all staff on all aspects of the DHB’s Infection Prevention and Control programme
  • Modelling expert clinical skills, promoting best practice, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration and providing education
  • Supporting the implementation of Ministry of Health measures
  • Active involvement in quality improvement initiatives that improve the care of patients
  • About You

    There is plenty of scope for learning here; if you are looking for an opportunity to take the leap into a Senior Nursing role this could be a great chance for you to see what it’s all about.

    Our ideal applicant will :

  • Be a Registered Nurse (RN) with a current practicing certificate this is an essential requirement
  • Have excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Experienced and credible within the nursing profession
  • A role model and excellent communicator
  • Up to date with current issues in nursing in both a NZ and international context
  • Flexibility
  • A relevant post-graduate qualification would be beneficial
  • Full Drivers Licence
  • This is an exciting and varied role where you will be seen as a practitioner, educator, consultant, researcher, change agent and leader in the pursuit of clinical excellence and improved health outcomes.

    If this sounds like the challenge you are looking for we would love to hear from you! Please feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have.

    About Southern DHB

    Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area.

    We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

    Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.

    Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art there’s literally something for everyone.

    Why don’t you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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