What you will do
We are seeking a Registered Nurse to join us to help provide high quality, comprehensive health care to our service personnel within a multidisciplinary team of Nurses, Medics and Doctors along with other committed health professionals and wellbeing providers.
As a 24/7 medical facility, our advertised position requires Nurses who can provide care on a rostered rotating shift basis to a small number of lower acuity patients admitted to our extended care facility.
What we need
Our role is best suited to experienced Nurses with post-graduate experience who are competent to practice autonomously/sole charge in a Ward like setting and who also come with sufficient nursing experience to bolster our response team during medical emergencies.
In this role, our Nurses are supported by a dedicated health care team during week days and by an On Call Medical Officer and Medic afterhours and weekends.
You choose what works for your lifestyle – we are offering part time and full time permanent or fixed-term opportunities (N.B. fixed-term will be for 1 or 2 years).
Who we are
The Defence Health Centre in Waiouru provides occupational, primary health, 24/7 urgent afterhours care, along with emergency response to military personnel working and living within the Waiouru Military Training Facility. Our relative isolation from metropolitan health providers means we need skilled competent practitioners in our team who are comfortable providing medical care to others in a rural health care setting
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.
By joining our small but dedicated team you will have the opportunity to work with other health care professionals who are passionate about delivering 24/7 health support to our servicemen and women. You will become a member of an effective and supportive team and with access to and opportunity for funded continued professional development and to make a valued contribution toward the NZ Defence Force as a civilian Registered Nurse.
Being based in Waiouru, means you will be very close to some of New Zealand’s beautiful outdoors, skiing, fishing, tramping await!
NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.
In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:
How to Apply
Please indicate in your covering letter, whether you are looking for Permanent or Fixed-Term, Part-Time or Full-Time work with us!
To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Michelle Argyle on (021) 078 8545.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.
Applications close on Thursday 20 February 2020.
Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:
Low level Security Clearance
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.