Nurse Practitioner – Otago Corrections Facility

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    3 weeks ago
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  • Category: Health and Nursing
  • Location: Otago (Otakou)
  • Date Advertised: 22-SEP-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1471546B
  • Job Title: Nurse Practitioner – Otago Corrections Facility
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  • Pivotal role supporting the Health and Mental Wellbeing of people in our care
  • Kotahi ano te kaupapa; ko te oranga o te iwi 

We are responsible for the safe, secure and humane containment of approximately 10,000 prisoners housed at any given time in 17 prisons around New Zealand. Each of our prisons has a Health Centre which is primarily nurse led health service, delivering high quality primary care services that meet New Zealand health sector standards and legislative requirements. A key focus is to reduce disparities in health status in the prison population and achieve integration of care, thereby allowing for effective rehabilitation of those in our care.

We are looking for a motivated Nurse Practitioner to lead the way with this pivotal role.  Reporting to the Health Centre Manager this role will be integral to providing comprehensive healthcare to those in our care at Otago Corrections Facility.

Ensuring a high standard of health care and nursing services is delivered, promoting best practice.

Recognised as an authority in primary health care practice, the Nurse Practitioner is a clinical expert and will provide expert nursing assessment and care delivery.  This nurse led service is a wonderful opportunity for you to led and develop the healthcare for those in our care.

In particular, you will:

  • Provide clinical leadership
  • Screen, assess, diagnose and prescribe
  • Manage medicine and prescribe
  • Provide emergency response
  • Plan care for acute and long-term conditions
  • Refer patients as required

We are looking for registered Nurses in the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice who has the following:

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of medical, legal and ethical responsibilities when providing healthcare and prescribing
  • High standard of cultural competency
  • Recognised as a nurse leader
  • Excellent team member with strong decision-making, facilitation and communication
  • Able to handle ambiguity and complexity

In return we will offer you the opportunity to demonstrate your nursing knowledge and real passion for health whilst being able to make a meaningful difference to people in our care who have previously had limited engagement with health care providers.

Corrections embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and celebrate the collective talent of all employees.

Applications close – Saturday, 31st October 2020 


Mō mātou | About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel – one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

To apply, submit your tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for wanting to join Ara Poutama and highlighting your relevant skills, experience and personal qualities essential to this role.  

It is an exciting time and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.

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