Public Health Nurse

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 21-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/PHN
  • Job Title: Public Health Nurse
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  • Summary:
  • Permanent, 1 FTE position
  • Hours between Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm can be negotiated between at interview stage

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

The Public Health Nursing Service (PHN) is a community service based at Burwood Hospital that supports children transitioning to school and school aged children and their families/whanau.

Join us and work with the team that strives to bring services together into individualised plans for each child and their family/whānau.We are looking for an energetic, motivated and dedicated Registered Nurse to join our Public Health Nursing team to provide proficient quality care to children and families in the community.

The Role:Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for

Our Registered Nurses align with schools, have a case load of families from that community, as well as providing home visits to support children and families/whanau with their health concerns. Additional services include youth health clinics, B4 School Checks supporting specific general practices, school based vaccination programme, vulnerable children work with Children’s teams, Neonatal BCG vaccination clinics based at Christchurch Women’s and Burwood and Well Child services in two rural locations.

We are looking for someone who is committed and passionate to succeed in this role and who as a positive role model will work collaboratively with the wider team to ensure high standards of care and improved outcomes for our service users. In turn we offer you the opportunity to grow, learn and develop your own skills in community based nursing.

Your skills will include the following:

  • Current registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council and APC
  • Proven child health and community experience is essential
  • Experience in the delivery of B4 School checks would be of benefit
  • Current vaccination qualifications would be advantageous
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other professionals
  • Experience and willingness to work with vulnerable families and children
  • The ability to be adaptable, flexible and solution focused

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.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

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