Public Health Nurse - Community Health 4 Kids
Bay of Plenty District Health Board
Whakatane, NZ
4d ago

Public Health Nurse - Community Health 4 Kids

We are looking for a Registered Nurse for a Public Health Nurse 1.0 position. This is a permanent position based in Whakatāne within the Community Health 4 Kids team (CH4K).

CH4K delivers a range of health services in the community to children aged 0-18 years and their whānau.

The team consists of Nursing and Allied Health staff who work autonomously in the community but have great support from the wider team.

The services are primarily delivered in school, preschool and home settings.

Our vision is to ensure that all children have access to health care and support.

Our focus is on gaining a holistic view of the child and their whanau through a thorough assessment process of their health and social issues.

We then facilitate a referral for the child into the most appropriate services. This is done through advocacy, consultation and case management.

All of our services work closely with Oranga Tamariki and Police as needed.

All Nursing staff are expected to participate in our School Based Immunisation Programme and the delivery of our TB service.

Public Health Nurses (PHN) work with children aged 5 10 years and their families. This is mostly done in school settings and in the child’s home.

PHNs have strong relationships with school staff and community health and social services.

Minimum requirements are a current NZ Driver’s Licence, 2 Years Post Grad, some Community or Paediatric experience.

The ideal applicant will also :

  • Have excellent communication skills and will be able to establish relationships with clients, schools and other services quickly and easily.
  • Have good knowledge of child development and ideally some paediatric experience.
  • Be able to manage an independent workload and be flexible in order to contribute to wider team needs.
  • Be a team player but comfortable working independently and making sound decisions in a short time frame.
  • Be able to manage unexpected and challenging situations to ensure their own safety and that of the child and whānau.
  • Be compassionate but will be able to have difficult conversations when needed.
  • Have an understanding of the health and social issues affecting children and their families.
  • Have a good understanding of the health and social issues facing Māori and Pacific Island communities
  • Have a good understanding about their own cultural situation and insight into how they work with people from different cultures and communities
  • We are a dynamic, hardworking and very skilled team who also enjoy some fun and humour in the workplace.

    If this sounds like you, we would love a chance to talk with you.

    If you want more information please contact Karen Thomas, Clinical Nurse Manager, 07 577 3386.

    Our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do. We are looking for someone who demonstrates, exudes and embeds behaviours consistent with our Manaakitanga values as well as the above skills and experience.

    The BOPDHB are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations.

    It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

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