Nēhi - Registered Nurses - Ward A8 - Higher Acuity Nursing
Canterbury District Health Board
Christchurch, NZ
2d ago

Nēhi - Registered Nurses - Ward A8 - Higher Acuity Nursing

Ward A8 - Higher acuitynursing

  • Permanent full-time or part-time position(s) available for Registered nurses.
  • Progressive care unit opening soon
  • Mō te tūnga - About the Role

    A8 is a unique ward accommodating both the AcuteStroke Unit and Vascular Surgery specialties. We are a passionate and dynamic team who support adiverse patient group, taking a holistic approach toproviding a high standard of combined medical and surgical nursing management.

    Our team is diverse with a myriad ofbackgrounds and expertise which brings a richness of knowledge and skill topatient care.

    We are looking for energetic nurses whoare eager to strengthen and develop their skills in these specialty areas. You will be well supported by the seniornursing team which comprises of CNM, nurse educator, stroke CNS and vascularCNS.

    Currently there are 24 inpatient ward beds, but weare expanding We are looking for nurses to join the A8 team as we prepare to open4 beds in the progressive care unit (PCU).

    The PCU will provide intermediatelevel nursing for both stroke and vascular patients as they step down from ICUor to support higher acuity needs at a 1 : 2 nursing ratio.

    Wehave a wide range of complex patient presentations which includes acute andelective, medical and surgical, local and wider South Island.

    Patients commonly present for procedure andclinical management such as :

  • Endovascularprocedures such as angioplasty (+ / - stenting), clot retrieval and EVAR.
  • Complex surgicalinterventions such as endarterectomy, peripheral arterial bypass and openaneurysm repair (including AAA).
  • Minor and majoramputations (toe, forefoot, BKA, AKA)
  • Conservativemedical management such as thrombolysis, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)
  • Optimal managementof chronic comorbidities such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus.
  • Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and Experience

  • Advanced criticalthinking and health assessment
  • Previous surgicalexperience
  • Passion forquality nursing care
  • Strong timemanagement and communication
  • Initiative andtenacity
  • Significant opportunities exist for ongoing professional development and acute clinical skill enhancement.

    Mō mātou About us

    From July this year the Canterbury DHB transitionedacross to Te Whatu Ora - Health NZ. This is a great opportunity to make adifference at a time of significant change in the healthcare sector.

    Waitaha Canterbury is considered a world leader inits people centred approach to health care. We have a unique one health systemapproach focused on providing "the right care and support, to the rightperson, at the right time and in the right place.

    We plan, fund anddeliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in theCanterbury region.

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

    We are passionate about attracting, recruiting andretaining talented people become part of our team.

    Ngā hua Benefits

    Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you willenjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible workingarrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

    Tono ināianei Apply Now

    The role that you areapplying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has beenvaccinated against Covid-19.

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

    Asa person working in the health and disability sector you will meet many people,some of whom may be vulnerable. Withouta vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.

    The requirement to be vaccinated is to keepyou safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potentialtransmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course ofyour employment.

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