Nēhi - Registered Nurses - Outpatient Diabetes Service
Canterbury District Health Board
Christchurch, NZ
4h ago

Mō te tūnga About the role

The Specialist Diabetes Service is a multidisciplinary team that provides direct care for people with diabetes who have complex needs that cannot be met in general practice.

Specialists will often have a role in coordinating population health strategies, facilitating education and training, leading and supporting new patient technologies, supporting primary and community care diabetes teams, research and surveillance of complications.

Ko wai koe About You

This is your opportunity to join the dedicated teamat the Outpatient Diabetes Specialist Service as a Registered Nurse specialising in thediabetes management of the adolescent population.

The position is a 1.0 FTEfixed term position for a period of up to 12 months. You will be part of teamenvironment focused on empowering patients to manage their diabetes.

We arelooking for a passionate and empathetic team member who is :

  • A Registered Nurse with recent experience in themanagement of Diabetes, with an interest in developing your nursing practice toimprove health outcomes and the management of Diabetes within the adolescentcommunity.
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealandwith a current APC and mental health scope of practice.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to build effective relationships with a strong patient focus, passion for building knowledge and empowerment for self-management
  • Comfortable with technology and its use to support self-management and improve health outcomes.
  • A postgraduate health assessment qualification is desirable.
  • Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and Experience

    The Diabetes Adolescent Registered Nurse will :

  • Function in a collaborative model with thehealthcare team to provide diabetes assessments, recommended treatments,patient and staff education, co-ordinated care and referrals to other serviceas indicated
  • Apply nursing knowledge, clinical inquiry skillsand critical thinking when determining care of patients with diabetes andassociated complexities
  • Contribute to processes, pathways, policies andprocedures to ensure safe, quality care to people with diabetes in theoutpatient setting.
  • Provide comprehensive care to patients usingtechnologies to manage their diabetes and optimise their health outcomes.
  • Your support and empathy accompanied with your excellent interpersonalskills and ability to build effective relationships with a strong patient focuswill see you succeed in this exciting opportunity.
  • Mō mātou About us

    Te Poari Hauora o Waitaha (Canterbury District Health Board) is considered a world leader in its people centred approach to health care.

    We have a unique one health system approach focused on providing "the right care and support, to the right person, at the right time and in the right place.

    We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region.

    We are proud of how we do things. We have a way of working that we consider unique. It's about trying new things, listening to ideas from wherever they come from and working together as one.

    We are passionate about attracting, recruiting and retaining talented people to the Canterbury DHB. There has been no better time to join us, it's all happening here.

    Applications will be processed as received.

    The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.

    It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19.This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform you role under the Health Order.

    As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.

    Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

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