Charge Nurse Specialist - Children's Ward
Southern Health
Otago
4d ago

Registered Nurse Children’s Ward

Paediatric Neurology

Permanent, Part time (0.5FTE)

We have an exciting new role available for an experienced and enthusiastic Registered Nurse on a pathway to becoming a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Children’s Ward at Southland Hospital working alongside children and whanau of recently diagnosed patients with Neurological conditions.

What makes this role exciting is the opportunity that it provides you to further your career and provide support to progress through the Professional Learning Portfolio to become a clinical nurse specialist.

It is anticipated that this journey to CNS will take two years and will involve you undertaking 4 modules at postgraduate level.

You will be supported by existing clinicians within the specialty to help you to develop as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Based in the Children’s ward you will also provide support to whanau and children in the paediatric support service.

About You

Whether you are looking for an opportunity to add to your existing role within Children’s health, or looking for a new opportunity to broaden your horizons, this opportunity will give you the chance to add value to both the service, and to your own professional development and nursing career.

To succeed in this role you will need to :

Be a Registered Nurse and hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate with the Nursing Council of New Zealand

Have experience and credibility within the health care team as a professional resource in the area of paediatric neurology nursing

Possess excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively articulate evidence based nursing advice to a Multidisciplinary Team

  • Have advanced paediatric health assessment skills
  • Hold a nursing portfolio and have the ability to work towards advanced practice
  • This is a great opportunity to step up into a specialist role on a permanent part-time basis so if you are looking to advance your career and make a real difference in children’s health outcomes we would love to hear from you! Please note that this position is open to current Southern District Health Board employees only.

    Now is 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, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.

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    Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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