Registered Nurse / Dialysis Clinical Physiologist
Renal Dialysis Service / Nephrology
- 0.8 FTE Part time opportunity (32 hours per week)
- Fixed term until 30 March 2020
The Dunedin Dialysis Service is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Registered Nurse or Clinical Physiologist, endorsed in Renal, to join them on a part-time fixed-term basis to provide cover whilst the incumbent is on an extended period of leave.
About the Role – what’s in it for me?
The Dialysis Service supports patients on Renal Replacement Therapy (Dialysis) from Waitaki to the Bluff and Central Otago, and encompasses Acute and Home Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, and Plasma Exchange. The unit’s main focus is to provide home based training, support in peritoneal and haemodialysis, as well as supervision and support for community based Enrolled Nurses in Dunedin and Invercargill.
The rostered hours of work are presently Monday to Saturday in the dialysis unit or in the community setting. Depending on experience you may be required to participate in an on call roster Note that this service, for the betterment of patients receiving care, is one that is continually developing and the current model of care is subject to change.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are paramount as the education of patients and their families (with regards to their care and condition management), the teaching of staff and liaising with the members of the wider team - in the hospital and the community - are fundamental aspects of this role.
To be successful you will have the ability to work in a high output area as a team player - be flexible and proactive; one who demonstrates initiative and has the ability to practice autonomously as well as collaboratively. Proven computer / technological literacy skills are essential. You will also have demonstrated experience in quality processes with a commitment to continued professional development and best practice.
If you are a registered health professional, who fits the above criteria and is experienced in renal replacement therapies then this challenging, varied and busy role may be just right for you. As a member of a multidisciplinary team, you will be able to demonstrate excellence in team work and how you will actively contribute to supporting the patient, their family / whanau through their entire dialysis journey.
A full clean driver’s licence is also essential!
About the Southern DHB
Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.
Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there is literally something for everyone. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau.
Closing Date: Friday, 8 November 2019
Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and if necessary withdraw the advertising at any time. If you are interested in this position, please do not delay!
For further information, please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor – Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email: Karen.email@example.com