Clinical Nurse Specialist – Diabetes (Pacific Nursing)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Part Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 25-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/CLINNSPEC
  • Job Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist – Diabetes (Pacific Nursing)
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  • Summary:
  • 0.8 FTE permanent, part-time position available for a Senior Nurse with demonstrated leadership and expert clinical skills in the management of long-term health conditions
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC
  • You will either hold or be working towards a relevant postgraduate qualification with a view to obtaining a RN prescribing endorsement

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Our Specialist Diabetes services in Canterbury work closely to support general practice in providing expert assessment, Diabetes treatment and self-management in partnership with our wider community. Delivering agile case management to our Pacific Diabetes community is a long standing, valued and respected nursing position with our service.

We are seeking an experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist to join the Outpatient team. This is a key clinical role, supporting partnerships between the Pacific community and the Diabetes specialist services. You will be an established Senior Nurse with strong cultural links and an appreciation and understanding of health beliefs valued by the Pacific community. This is a significant opportunity for a Senior Nurse seeking to specialise in diabetes. You will be enabling and promoting improvement in diabetes self-management working collaboratively with community partners, to build an emerging nursing model of care benefiting the Pacific people of Canterbury.

The Role: Where you fit in

As a Registered Nurse with ideally at least five years experience working within the Pacific community (or a relevant senior nursing role) you will be an expert at leading and developing nursing practice, to improve overall clinical expertise within Pacific health care.

As a role model you will engage with nursing staff and members of the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring effective relationships are developed and maintained between the community, inpatient services and the NGO sector. Integrity, excellent interpersonal skills, effective organisational and time management skills and clinical credibility are imperative to your success in this role. You will have the ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive team.

You will collaborate and co-design initiatives of care delivery with services and community providers such as Vaka Tautua, Etu Pasifika and Tangata Atumotu Trust, ensuring high standards of care are maintained with improved patient outcomes.

Strong computer literacy skills and the ability to become familiar with the advancing technologies that support self-management are essential for this role. You will be provided all the necessary devices to support your practice both in the Diabetes Centre and community settings as appropriately fit for purpose.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

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

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

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