Registered Nurse - District Nursing
About the Opportunity
The District Nursing service provides comprehensive nursing care to the greater Dunedin area including Palmerston and Middlemarch.
This includes specialist wound care (including ACC), intravenous medications administration, palliative care, catheter management and much more.
The service is closely linked to Dunedin hospital to help ensure patients are supported safely in the community after hospital discharge while also maintaining close liaison with local GP practices, Hospice and residential facilities.
This is an opportunity for you to adapt and increase your clinical skills to become a specialist generalist’. You will be out and about working in different places and each hour is varied from the next.
You’ll be responsible for planning and implementing care to a diverse range of patients in the community, while also supervising enrolled nurses and healthcare assistants.
You’ll be a passionate, committed and enthusiastic nurse who has a positive attitude. This is the perfect opportunity for those of you who have broad experience from a surgical and medical or community setting, and of course you’ll love to work autonomously within the community.
If you think working in the community is where you want your career to go and you currently don’t have specific community experience, we’d still like to hear from you.
You must be registered in accordance with the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a Registered Nurse and have a current practicing certificate.
A full clean driver licence is also essential for this role.
About Southern DHB
Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area.
We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.
Now is also 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 and outstanding recreational opportunities.
Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art there’s literally something for everyone.
Why don’t you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.