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Position Title: Registered Nurse – Home Team
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.8 FTE / 32 hours per week
Date Posted: 16/02/2021
Application Closing Date: 24/02/2021 11PM
Job #: 065099
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Registered Nurse – Home Team

  • Permanent, part time 0.8 FTE – (64 hours per fortnight)

The Home Team is a new service to provide one integrated health care team - 'The Home Team'.

About the Opportunity 
The Home Team is available to provide hospital avoidance and supported discharge of patients working across a range of settings including the community, Emergency Department, and in-patient areas. The Home Team are a comprehensive, integrated service that are responsive to patient and service needs. The Home Team are focused on delivering one car up the driveway, one assessment and one plan of care. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Registered Nurse interested in working as part of an inter-professional team. Within this position, you will support the early discharge of appropriate patients from Southland Hospital. You will monitor their recovery and ensure each individual is able to maintain their independence in their own home.

To add to the excitement of this role, as a Registered Nurse within the Home Team, we are reviewing a process to able the provision of a responsive community based service for patients, who (while being medically stable) require urgent assessment and immediate coordination of services to prevent Emergency Department presentations or hospital admission. 

About you 
This role requires a nurse who is adaptive to change, resourceful, flexible to service needs and future development and a genuine passion for working in the community

Within this position you will require:

  • Comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within the interprofessional team 
  • Ability to direct and delegate to Rehabilitation Assistants
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals, both within the in-patient services and in the community setting
  • Recent experience of working with the older adults in acute, rehabilitation or community settings

The health professionals within the Home Team currently cover a Monday to Friday Service 0800 – 1630. As part of our desire to meet the needs of the public, extended hours and weekend work may be included. 

You will need to be a NZ Registered Nurse, with a current APC, a minimum of 2 years post registration experience in New Zealand and a full clean NZ driver licence.

To be successful in the role you will have a strong commitment to your ongoing professional development, and it is expected that you will have / or be committed to working towards a post-graduate pathway. Competence in assessment of complex patient needs is desired. 

If you think you would like the opportunity to be part of this new and innovative team, then we would love to hear from you.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 February 2021  
Please note
that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. 

For further information please contact Theonette Ramsden, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 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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