Clinical Nurse Specialist - Vascular
- 0.2 FTE (8 hours worked on a Friday clinic)
- Use your experience and expertise to make a real difference to our patient’s health outcomes
- Don’t let the opportunity for career progression pass you by!
Internal Applicants Only
Southland Hospital have proudly introduced a new multidisciplinary team focusing on the health of diabetic patients in the region. As part of this team, we are seeking applications from dynamic and career driven Registered Nurses, preferably with experience in Vascular and/or wound care, to join us in a Clinical Nurse Specialist role.
About the Role
You will work as part of a team including Registered Nurses, Podiatrists, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Surgeons, all working collaboratively to comprehensively assess and treat patients in our community. This involves taking a holistic approach to patient-centred care that includes optimal diabetes control, effective local wound care and infection control, pressure relieving techniques and ensuring adequate blood flow to the limb.
You will be working closely with and under the guidance and support of the Dunedin vascular team, particularly the Nurse Practitioner.
As our Vascular Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will promote quality nursing care through research-based practice and be responsible for patient care and quality improvement initiatives. You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team, educating and sharing knowledge with patients and outpatients staff so outstanding relationship-building skills are essential.
This role is paid at Grade 4 of the Designated Senior Nurses Scale.
We are looking for a positive and confident senior Registered Nurse who has the drive and enthusiasm to motivate staff and engage them in their clinical development; you will be a respected professional in your own right, and an exceptional team member with strong communication skills.
To be considered for the role you will be a committed team member with a passion for modelling quality nursing practise. You will have excellent communication and relationship building skills and have a minimum of 5 years practice within the defined scope of clinical speciality. Ideally you will already be working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and have a post graduate diploma (or working towards) and/or a master’s degree. It is also expected that you will have achieved / or be working towards Level 3 / 4 PDRP.
Please note this vacancy is only open to current Southern DHB employees
Closing Date: Sunday 18 October 2020
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 Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Services & Radiology Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9571 or Email: email@example.com
Children’s Act 2014
Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.
Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.