Casual District Nurse Whitianga

  • Company:
    Waikato District Health Board
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    13 mins ago
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Job Description – Casual District Nurse Whitianga (THA00202)Casual District Nurse Whitianga:THA00202District Nurse: Casual Hauraki Thames Coromandel Community Services Based primarily: WHITIANGA We are seeking a Registered Nurse to join the Hauraki Thames Coromandel District Nursing team primarily based in the WHITIANGA AREA in a casual position. This entails back-filling staffing roster or leave gaps. There are no set hours with this role. The District Nurse Service provides services 7 days a week, 0800-1630hr, and can include on call after hours from 1630 – 0800hrs for select patients. You may be required to accommodate after hours on call requirements which may involve call outs. Recent experience in Community based nursing roles is preferred. Please note, this role is not suitable for a new graduate nurse. Requirements: Current New Zealand registered nurse practicing certificate is essential (not suitable for work permit applications) A full current NZ driver’s licence with no restrictions is essential Relevant experience for Rural Community District Nursing Post graduate study in assessment and chronic conditions is preferred but not essential Proven assessment & time management skills with an ability to prioritise & think critically. A demonstrated ability to work autonomously within a multi-disciplinary team is vital for this role Manage personal & professional boundaries within a small rural community. Ability to drive long distances Ability to provide own transport to place of work Rural District Nursing provides a wide variety of care including long term medical conditions, home based palliative and end of life care, advanced IV management and chronic wound management within a multi-disciplinary environment inclusive of primary health care providers. An understanding of improving health outcomes is essential and an ability to work within a variety of social & cultural demographics. Our area covers a large geographical area and the ability to drive long distances during the work day is essential. We work with many other health providers within the Community setting and relationship building is an essential part of our service. Familiarisation with and use of electronic devices and computer skills is an essential part of this role An orientation programme will be provided.