Clinical Nurse Specialist, Respiratory Service
Palmerston North, NZ
6d ago


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MIDCENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH BOARD (Scope of practice Registered Nurse) We are seeking a highly motivated registered nurse to join the MidCentral Health Respiratory Service as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.

We are a collegial and supportive team who have a quality focus. The role has a high degree of autonomous practice and requires high level of problem solving skills.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Respiratory will function within the specialty of Respiratory / Sleep providing clinical expertise and nursing leadership in acute and specialist services across primary and secondary care practice settings.

This position has a key focus on providing expert respiratory / sleep care to people with respiratory conditions to promote optimal management of their conditions.

It requires a high level of clinical consultation and communication skills. The Service covers the MDHB region and requires community visits, so travel is a component of the role.

If you do not meet all the clinical points on the essential skills list within the job description you will be expected to work towards these within an agreed timeframe.

You will be a registered nurse who :

  • Meets Level 4 of the MidCentral Health Professional Development Recognition Programme (Level 3 and working towards 4 will be considered);
  • has completed postgraduate papers or working towards. Demonstrate a commitment to initially working towards proficient level on the National Respiratory Adult Knowledge and Skills Framework (2016).

    Experience in respiratory care is preferred, and you will have a commitment to clinical excellence, teaching, self-development and professionalism.

    If you think you have the right attributes for the position and are interested contact our team to discuss and consider applying.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks.

    These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

    To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here.

    General Information

    MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.

    Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000.

    In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.

    Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures.

    Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.

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