Clinical Nurse Specialist - Women's Health
Waikato District Health Board
Hamilton, New Zealand
6d ago

Waikato Hospital Women’s HealthFixed term for 12 months 64 hours per fortnight

Waikato DHB is seeking anexperienced senior nurse to join our team in the Women’s Health Service to leadand develop the termination of pregnancy service.

Due to a recent change inabortion legislation, we require an experienced senior nurse to lead practicechanges and develop the service further to be in line with legislativerequirements.

This is initially a fixedterm position, with a view to make permanent following review.

The purpose of thisposition is to :

  • provide co-ordination and management of care for women seeking atermination of pregnancy
  • further develop the termination service to be aligned with currentlegislation and interim standards of abortion care. This may include developingpathways, guidelines and protocols as well as education to staff.
  • Reporting to the servicemanager, this role will coordinate services for women seeking a termination ofpregnancy predominantly in the first and second trimester.

    The care delivered will be multidisciplinaryand woman-centred and must be provided in a timely and sensitive way. Thecoordination of this care may involve triaging, providing oversight ofscheduling of appointments, multidisciplinary liaison, improvement of patientinformation, and development of pathways and guidelines / protocols.

    The role mayalso involve clinical care of women following procedures.

    In this role, you willsupport women as they come into the healthcare system, through coordination andmanagement of their care.

    You will berequired to develop quality initiatives that improve care and service deliveryto these women. You will demonstrateleadership, and provide education and support to women and the wider healthcareteam.

    You will also be required tosupport the implementation of local and national initiatives.

    The ideal candidate willhave significant experience in women’s health and termination of pregnancycare, a comprehensive understanding of the abortion legislation and the issuesfacing users of the service as well as service providers.

    You will be aself-starter, comfortable working independently to further develop the service.

  • Bachelor of nursing or equivalent
  • A current full practising certificate with the Nursing Council of NewZealand
  • A minimum of 5 years nursing experience, preferably within women’shealth, involving termination of pregnancy services
  • Expertise in clinical practice endorsed by PDRP
  • Completed post graduate qualification
  • Experience in a leadership role an advantage and evidence of the abilityto work independently and the multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be a self-starter and team person who is flexible, with a positiveattitude
  • Ability to effectively co-ordinate and manage your own workload
  • It is envisaged that thesuccessful candidate will provide vision and focus for this essential service.

    Please to viewthe position description.

    We are a values based andinclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomesfor our total population.

    To do this we are working hard to develop a robustand capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We stronglyencourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and whoshare our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants fromour Māori communities.

    Pleaseapply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

    Forany queries about the role please contact

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