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Position Title: Nurse Educator - Nurse Entry to Practice
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.6 FTE, 24 hours per week
Date Posted: 07/01/2019
Application Closing Date: 15/01/2019 11PM
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Nurse Educator – Nurse Entry To Practice (NETP)
Practice Development unit, Dunedin Hospital

  • Part time fixed term position through to June 2020
  • Make a difference to the future of nursing

Here at Dunedin Hospital, we’re looking for a Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP) Educator to step into the role and assist with the provision of our exemplary programme, ensuring our new graduate nurses are provided with a solid foundation at the start of their nursing journey.

You will be a born communicator, with the inherent ability to build successful working relationships. This role will see you working alongside the Southland based NETP and Otago based NETP and NESP (New Entry to Specialty Practice) coordinators, working within the Health Workforce NZ Nursing programme, ensuring that the programme policy and specifications are applied and followed. 

Key accountabilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the preparation of preceptors for the provider arm of the DHB and also non-provider arm of those participating in the Nurse Entry to Practice Programme.
  • Assist in the annual recruitment of new graduates, working within the national ACE guidelines, ensuring the Assessment Centre process and the on boarding of these new graduates is seamless as they transition from students to nurses.  
  • Foster a culture of professionalism and welcome for New Graduate RN’s.
  • Facilitate clinical practice educational opportunities for New Graduate RN’s.
  • Promote a safe teaching and learning environment for the New Graduates. 
  • Assist in maintaining and developing a systematic documentation processes and databases alongside the NETP coordinator. 
  • Support both NETP and NESP coordinators across the district.
  • Assist with programme audit to ensure it meets the required Health Workforce NZ (HWNZ) standards.
  • Deliver and evaluate required programme components

You will be a New Zealand Registered Nurse with a current annual practicing certificate and a post graduate qualification in a relevant field. Essential to this role is a knowledge of, and proven performance in adult teaching and learning principles. You’ll be PDRP proficient and have excellent computer skills, particularly the MS Office suite of products.

This is a demanding and challenging role, where the successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, expertise in conflict resolution, and the ability to ‘own’ your decisions.  Previous experience in recruitment of staff as well as experience in Assessment Centre processes will be highly advantageous.

If this sounds like the next step in your nursing career, and you have a passion for the development of our new graduate nursing workforce as they transition from students to new graduates, then apply today!

Closing Date: Tuesday 15th January 2019


For further information please contact Sarah Burgess, Recruitment Advisor – Corporate and Women’s & Children’s Directorates, Phone (03) 470 9462 or Email:

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