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Position Title: Registered Nurse - Home Team
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent Part Time (32 hours/week)
Date Posted: 08/11/2018
Application Closing Date: 09/12/2018 11PM
Job #: 057420
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Registered Nurse-Home Team

Southland Hospital

  • Permanent, 0.8 FTE position


The Rapid Response, Early Supported Discharge and Home Team is currently being reconfigured to provide one integrated team- “The Home Team”.


The Home Team will offer a 7 day a week service from 8 am to 8 pm. The focus of the service is hospital avoidance and supported discharge working across a range of settings including the community, Emergency Department and the in-patient wards. The Home Team will be a comprehensive integrated service that is responsive to patient and service needs, focused ondelivering one car up the drive way, one assessment and one plan of care.


This is a fantastic opportunity for registered nurses who are 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 receives appropriate rehabilitation and/or packages of care at the right time to maximise their functional ability, and maintain their independence in their own home.


To add to the excitement of this role, as a Registered nurse within the Home Team you will also provide 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. 


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;

  • Advanced 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 will cover Monday–Sunday with staggered start and finish times between the hours of 8 am- 8pm, working 8 hour shifts.


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 enhanced with Advanced Assessment Skills, Pharmacology and critical thinking. It is also an expectation that you will have / be working towards a level IV portfolio.


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: Sunday, 09 December 2018

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

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