Registered Nurse – Burwood Spinal Unit

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    16 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 17-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/0783705
  • Job Title: Registered Nurse – Burwood Spinal Unit
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  • Summary:
  • Registered Nurse 1.0 FTE permanent full-time position available in Burwood Spinal Unit
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC
  • Should have the ability to work rostered shifts in a multi-disciplinary team

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 Spinal Unit is one of the only two nationwide spinal cord injuredrehabilitation centres in New Zealand. The Burwood Spinal Unit is a leading rehabilitation centre and we want you to join our dedicated team providing top class care.

A patient’s journey in the spinal unit is complex and challenging with highs and lows, so we need you to be positive and passionate about rehabilitation to ensure our patients reach their full potential. You’ll need excellent communication skills, flexible thinking and an interest in innovative and emerging therapies.

The Role: Where you fit in

You’ll have a strong rehabilitation focus, a desire to learn and an understanding of the social needs and backgrounds of patients and their families/whanau. The units offer social rostering, however, flexibility is still required as you will be expected to be available for all shifts. Professional development is encouraged on the unit and supported by our Charge Nurse Managers.

A good sense of humour, the ability to develop rapport with patients and colleagues, and exceptional team work will go a long way in this environment and ensure you assist patients overcome multi-faceted challenges.

Skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other professionals
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • The ability to be adaptable, flexible and solution focused
  • You should have a rehab mind set and have an enthusiastic approach to your work

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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