Registered Nurses-Home Team
Southern DHB
Southland, New Zealand
17h ago

Registered Nurses-Home Team

Southland Hospital

  • Permanent, 0.5-1.0 FTE positions available
  • The Rapid Response, Early Supported Discharge and Home Team is currently being reconfigured to provide one integrated team- The Home Team .

    The Home Team will offer a 7 day a week service from 8 am to 8 pm. The focus of the service is hospital avoidance and supported discharge working across a range of settings including the community, Emergency Department and the in-

    patient wards. The Home Team will be a comprehensive integrated service that is responsive to patient and service needs, focused ondelivering one car up the drive way, one assessment and one plan of care.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for registered nurses who are interested in working as part of an Inter-professional team.

    Within this position you will support the early discharge of appropriate patients from Southland Hospital. You will monitor their recovery and ensure each individual receives appropriate rehabilitation and / or packages of care at the right time to maximise their functional ability, and maintain their independence in their own home.

    To add to the excitement of this role, as a Registered nurse within the Home Team you will also provide a responsive community based service for patients, who (while being medically stable) require urgent assessment and immediate coordination of services to prevent Emergency Department presentations or hospital admission.

    This role requires a nurse who is adaptive to change, resourceful, flexible to service needs and future development and a genuine passion for working in the community

  • Within this position you will require;
  • Advanced comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within the interprofessional team
  • Ability to direct and delegate to Rehabilitation Assistants
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals, both within the in-patient services and in the community setting.
  • Recent experience of working with the older adults in acute, rehabilitation or community settings
  • The Health professionals within the Home team will cover Monday Sunday with staggered start and finish times between the hours of 8 am-

    8pm. We have a range of FTE options available from 0.5- 1.0 FTE, all shifts are 8 hours.

    You will need to be a NZ Registered Nurse, with a current APC, a minimum of 2 years post registration experience in New Zealand and a full clean NZ driver licence.

    To be successful in the role you will have a strong commitment to your ongoing professional development, and it is expected that you will have / or be committed to working towards a post-

    graduate pathway enhanced with Advanced Assessment Skills, Pharmacology and critical thinking. It is also an expectation that you will have / be working towards a level IV portfolio.

    If you think you would like the opportunity to be part of this new and innovative team, then we would love to hear from you.

    Closing Date : Sunday, 23 September 2018

    For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email : jan.


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