District Nurse
Waikato District Health Board
Hamilton, Waikato
1d ago

Job Description

  • District Nurse (TOK00245)District Nurse : TOK00245
  • Where you’ll be working : District Nurse Tokoroa Hospital (South Waikato)

    The details : Permanent part-Time, 48 Hours fortnight (0.6 FTE)

    About the service :

    We provide services 7 days a week 0800- 1630hr and this can include on call after hours South Waikato is a large geographical area and the ability to drive long distances during the workday is essential.

    About the role :

    We are seeking a Registered Nurse to join the South Waikato District Nursing team based in Tokoroa Hospital. This position is for 0.

    8FTE or 64hours / fortnight.

    This role is not suitable for a new graduate nurse.

    Rural District Nursing offers a challenging, varied and complex nursing role within the community including long-term medical conditions, home based palliative and end of life care and chronic wound management within a multi-disciplinary environment inclusive of primary health care providers.

    An understanding of improving health outcomes is essential and an ability to work within a variety of social & cultural demographics.

    A District Nurse is required to be multi-skilled with excellent assessment and communication skills. We work alongside many other health providers within the Community setting and relationship building is an essential part of our service.

    Familiarisation with and use of electronic devices is an essential part of this role.

    Required skills and experience :

  • Current New Zealand registered nurse practicing certificate
  • A full current NZ driver’s licence with no restrictions.
  • Relevant experience for Rural District Nursing is desirable
  • Post graduate study is preferred but not essential
  • Proven time management skills with an ability to prioritise & think critically.
  • A demonstrated ability to work autonomously within a multi-disciplinary team is vital for this role
  • Manage personal & professional boundaries within a small rural community.
  • Work weekends
  • Be on call after hours (1630hrs 0800hrs) during the week / weekend when required which may require callouts
  • COVID-19 :

    Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand, Waikato Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy.

    The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand, Waikato.

    COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

    Why us :

    Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres.

    Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction.

    Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

    We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.

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

    Tokoroa is situated, approximately one hour South of Hamilton, 50min from Taupo and Rotorua. The South Waikato is a dynamic adventure playground for those who love the outdoors, water sports, tramping, kayaking and cycling with easy access to the mountains for skiing.

    The community offers many opportunities for you to be involved in clubs and activities.

    If this exciting opportunity sounds like you, we welcome your application.

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