Registered Nurse - Thames (Casual)
Waikato District Health Board
Hamilton, New Zealand
6d ago

Thames Hospital Casual

A casual vacancy has arisen for a registered nurse to work in the Surgical / Medical Inpatient Unit in Thames Hospital. This position would suit an experienced nurse who can think on their feet and can readily fit into the team at short notice.

Ko Moehau te Maunga! Ko Tikapa te Moana! Ko Hauraki te whenua!

Nau mai, haere mai ki te rohe o Hauraki! Nau mai, haere mai ki te Whare Hauora o te Kauaeranga!

Come and join us in Thames, the gateway to the Coromandel!

Thames Hospital is part of the Waikato District Health Board, and is set against the hills on the Coromandel Peninsula on New Zealand’s North Island.

We are a fully modernised rural and secondary hospital service, providing healthcare for a catchment population of 45,000.

This population swells significantly over the summer holidays as the wider country makes their way to their favourite vacation destinations across the Coromandel.

Our hospital provides a 15 bed consultant-led emergency department seeing 18,000 patients per year which is supported by 24 / 7 laboratory and radiology services, including CT.

The inpatient unit has 48 beds split between general medicine, low acuity surgery and rehabilitation. We maintain a busy day surgery service and outpatient clinic with our both own consultants providing treatment in addition to specialist consultants who visit daily during the week and provide a range of specialist services.

Virtual health continues to develop in Thames, with ward rounds, outpatients, and stroke thrombolysis all supported by telehealth.

Other services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, mental health, district nursing, community services and birthing centre are all centralised on the hospital premises and connect with strong networks in the community.

Our region boasts some of the country’s most spectacular surf and swimming beaches and is a haven for mountain bikers, divers, fishers, hikers and outdoors enthusiasts.

Thames is less than two hours’ drive to the major centres of Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua and their major airports. The hospital also has a 24 / 7 access staff on-

site gym that enables you to meet all of your fitness goals no matter the time of year.

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.

The inpatient ward at Thames Hospital has 33 beds and manages patients with multiple health conditions in a secondary care setting, both medical and surgical.

There is a multidisciplinary approach to care and a proactive approach to discharge planning.

  • Uses critical thinking as the base for making sound nursing judgements to comprehensively assess the complex health needs of our patients to develop and implement a plan of health care which is evidenced based.
  • Integrate nursing knowledge, seeks new learning opportunities and uses a problem solving approach.
  • Works as a team player with all professional groups at work and be flexible enough to have the ability to work extra at reasonably short notice.
  • Have a positive attitude to hard work and quality improvement focus that looks for opportunities to improve systems and processes.
  • Minimum of 2 years recent experience.
  • Must be available to work all rostered shifts. There is the opportunity to work in the Day Surgery Unit and post-operative care unit for the right candidate.
  • Annual Practicing Certificate.
  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand.
  • Please apply directly online, and to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email.

    For any specific queries about the role, please contact Kelly Fritz in the Recruitment Team on +64 7 839 8899 ext. 98687 or email .

  • Give and earn respect Whakamana
  • Listen to me; talk to me Whakarongo
  • Fair play Mauri Pai
  • Growing the good Whakapakari
  • Stronger together Kotahitanga
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