Critical Care Nurse
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
The Bay of Plenty District is spread across a vast geographical area on the east coast of NZ's North Island. The region is centred around our two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. The area has a growing population of over 260,000 across both urban and rural settings.
Health Equity is at the centre of all that we do. The Bay of Plenty District Health Board recognises Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of New Zealand. Article III of Te Tiriti o Waitangi grounds our commitment to improving equity for Māori as tāngata whenua (people of the land). It is essential that our whole workforce engages effectively with Māori and our culturally diverse community. There are opportunities here to support you to identify resources, build knowledge, and link you with networks related to improving health equity.
The Bay of Plenty public hospitals have an innovative culture where staff share our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsiveness and Excellence in their daily work.
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
Working at Whakatāne Hospital or Tauranga Hospital, you will be part of highly skilled and supportive teams that provide care to adult and paediatric patients.
Whakatāne Hospital is situated in a coastal provincial setting in the eastern bay and has an Acute Care Unit. This is an 11-bed area comprising of 6 Level 1 ICU/HDU/CCU beds, and 5 bed general admission area with patient monitoring capability. Our level 1 beds focus on stabilizing patients and transporting them to higher levels of care as required. Whākatane SCBU is a Level 2 Unit and has three cots
Tauranga Hospital is situated in a thriving city and provides critical care services to the wider district. There are 6 ICU beds and 4 HDU beds in this facility catering for a wide range of acute medical and surgical specialties. Planning is progressing to increase the number of ICU and HDU beds to a total of 8 ICU and 8 HDU beds by the end of 2024. Tauranga SCBU is a Level 2 neonatal unit with 12 cots and provides short term high dependency care including CPAP, and stabilisation of infants requiring intensive care prior to transfer to a NICU.
In joining the critical care nursing teams at Whakatāne or Tauranga you will experience:
- Tailored orientation & practice development support from our nurse education and coaching teams.
- Novice ICU/HDU/SCBU nurse to expert nurse progression
- Support to attend ongoing practice development and training
- Professional Development and Recognition Program (PDRP)
- Available Postgraduate academic programmes
- Mentorship from senior nurses and experienced RN Coaches
He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here
Whether choosing to live in the eastern or western Bay of Plenty, our stunning region offers pristine beaches such as Ōhope which was recently voted NZ's favourite beach, endless other coastlines, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area is a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a balanced lifestyle outside of the main cities.
The people of the Bay of Plenty love sports and the outdoors and make the most of the recreational facilities that abound on their doorstep such as boating, surfing, fishing, diving, mountain biking and tramping. The Bay of Plenty is also ethnically diverse and rich with Māori culture. We showcase the perfect place to explore a wide range of natural and culturally based pursuits to enhance a better work-life balance.
The BOPDHB offers:
Unique Māori cultural experience from Te Pare ō Toi
Life in one of the best holiday destinations in NZ
Onsite subsidised Hospital gym
Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.
For more information please contact:
Chris Southerwood – CNM ICU/HDU Tauranga
Vikki Baker CNM Neonatal Unit Tauranga /Whakatane
Louise Blackburn – CNM ACU Whakatane
|Location:||North Island - Bay of Plenty - Tauranga|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Nursing - Critical Care / ICU|
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