District Nurse
Waikato District Health Board
Hamilton, New Zealand
3d ago

We are seeking a Registered Nurseto join the Hauraki Thames Coromandel District Nursing team primarily based in theWAIHI AREA.

District Nursing is a combinationof home visiting and clinic based work. The District Nurse Service providesservices 7 days a week, 0800 - 1630hr, and can include on call after hours from1630 0800hrs for select patients.

You may be required to accommodate afterhours on call requirements which may involve call outs. This role is not suitablefor a new graduate nurse.

Rural District Nursing provides awide variety of care including long term medical conditions, home basedpalliative and end of life care, advanced IV management and chronic woundmanagement within a multi-disciplinary environment inclusive of primary healthcare providers.

An understanding of improving health outcomes is essential andan ability to work within a variety of home / social & cultural demographics.

Our area covers a largegeographical area and the ability to drive long distances during the work dayis essential.

We work with many other healthproviders within the Community setting and relationship building is anessential part of our service.

Familiarisation with and use of electronicdevices and computer skills is an essential part of this role

An education and orientationprogramme will be provided.

  • Relevant experience for Rural District Nursing
  • Current New Zealand registered nurse practicing certificate
  • Post graduate study in assessment and chronic conditions is preferred but not essential
  • Understanding of community nursing
  • Proven assessment & time management skills with an ability to prioritise & think critically
  • A demonstrated ability to work autonomously within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Manage personal & professional boundaries within a small rural community
  • A full current NZ driver’s licence with no restrictions
  • Ability to drive long distances, and provide own transport to and from place of work
  • The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one ofthe largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We are a values based and inclusiveorganisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for ourtotal population.

    To do this we are working hard to develop a robust andcapable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourageapplicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share ourvalues to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māoricommunities.

    Please apply directlyonline, and to review the position description. Applications are notable to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact GeorgiaParker in the Recruitment Team at Georgia.

    Parker waikatodhb.health.nz.

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