Casual District Nurses

  • Company:
    Waikato District Health Board
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    1 day ago
  • Category:

Hauraki Thames Coromandel Community Services

Casual hours, as and when required

We are seeking a Registered Nurse to join the Hauraki Thames Coromandel District Nursing team primarily based in THAMES / PAEROA AREA in a casual position. This entails back-filling staff shortages and other leave gaps.

The District Nurse Service provides services 7 days a week 0800-1630hrs 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. This role is not suitable for a new graduate nurse.

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.


  • 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
  • The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. 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.

    Please apply directly online, and click here to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Georgia Parkerin the Recruitment Team at

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