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Position Title: Enrolled Nurse / Clinical Physiologist (Renal)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.6 FTE / 24 hours per week
Date Posted: 04/11/2020
Application Closing Date: 22/11/2020 11PM
Job #: 064429
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Enrolled Nurse / Clinical Physiologist (Renal) 
Renal Unit 
Dunedin Based 

  • A unique opportunity to deliver Haemodialysis Based Therapy in patient’s homes
  • Permanent, part-time 0.6 FTE position (24 hrs per week)
  • Practice in both a collaborative and autonomous setting

Are you an Enrolled Nurse or Clinical Physiologist looking for a new and exciting challenge in a growing team?

Southern District Health Board has an exciting opportunity for you to join the Home Haemodialysis team. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Enrolled Nurse (dialysis experience not essential) or Clinical Physiologist (endorsed in renal and who is registered with the New Zealand Australian Society of Renal Dialysis Practice), to join our team in Dunedin on a permanent, part time basis.

About the Role – what is in it for me? 
The Dialysis service is committed to and provides for home-based dialysis therapy from Waitaki to the Bluff and Central Otago. In support of this commitment, we are looking for an Enrolled Nurse, or Clinical Physiologist who will work under the direction and delegation of a Registered Nurse (in a rostered and rotating capacity inclusive of weekends as required and with the capacity to travel within the district to provide dialysis cover). 

The successful candidate will provide the full haemodialysis therapy for dialysis patients in their homes, work with others to support them in managing their dialysis at home, and work in the Hospital Dialysis Unit as required. A comprehensive orientation and training programme along with ongoing support is provided. Availability to train and orientate to the position in a full-time capacity would be preferable.

If you think this role is for you – apply now!

About You
You must have proven resilience and the ability to work in a high output service, be a flexible and adaptable team player and able to use your initiative with ease. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also paramount for this role. As a member of a multidisciplinary team the role requires the ability to contribute to the ongoing teaching / education of patients and their families. You will be able to demonstrate experience in quality processes and will have a commitment to best practice. Availability to be deployed throughout the SDHB region, as service requirements necessitate, would be an advantage. 

To succeed in this role, you will need to have:

  • A current Annual Practicing Certificate with the right to work in New Zealand
  • 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
  • A full clean driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle!

About 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 is surfing, kayaking, or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Why don’t you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

If you are a looking for a change and a dynamic role in a developing service where you support the patient and their family / whanau through their entire journey, then this role may well be for you. Apply now and please let us know what skills you will bring to our service.

Closing Date: Sunday, 22 November 2020

For further information, please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor – Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email:

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. 

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