Where you’ll be working: Taumarunui
The details: Permanent, part-time and full-time roles available
- Be part of the national transformation in Health
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We are seeking Registered Nurses to work rostered shifts in the Inpatient Ward and Emergency Department. This is an exciting opportunity to develop a broad understanding and set of skills in rural nursing, where the work is varied and stimulating. The team provides integrated patient care in the acute inpatient ward, postnatal ward, Emergency Department and Outpatient Department. We also work closely with our primary health care partners in providing patient care.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
Taumarunui hospital is one of Te Whatu Ora Waikato’s rural hospitals. Our small hospital has a proud history of previously being a training hospital for nurses, for having had an Orthopaedic Surgery team that was world-famous in New Zealand for joint replacements, saving patients from having to travel to the South Island for their surgeries. Though we have reduced our services now, we have not changed our reputation in the community. We are very supportive for our nurses, growing them into senior roles. We support ongoing education and put in place all we can, as soon as we can, which is usually faster than other hospitals because we are a small team. Our emergency department is busy enough for you to learn quickly and our team will support you 100% in it. Our inpatient ward is a multi-speciality ward so you will be competent to work anywhere in the future. We also have a maternity unit, the district nursing services, public health nursing and also outpatients.
Taumarunui is a small rural town situated centrally in the North Island. Only a two-hour drive to Hamilton city, a 90-minute drive to Taupo, and less than 40 minutes to some great spots like Pukawa Bay for your family picnic and swim. We are known for our amazing outdoor adventures like kayaking, jet boating, hiking and some of the best bike tracks in the region. We are also a tourist town, with businesses such as Forgotten World Adventure, Lauren’s Lavender Farm and so many more. The great Tongariro Crossing walk is only 30 min away from us and is highly rated for adventurous people. Mount Ruapehu is also close – being both a back-drop to our town and also a 35-minute drive away.
We are a very welcoming community and perfect for anyone new in the country to start their adventure. We are caring and compassionate, a perfect little town for your young family to grow. While we are small, we do have 4 different primary schools in this town, as well as a high school and Catholic school. We are a rapidly growing community with new businesses and more people moving in for our affordable housing and rental market.
Mōu | About you
We are looking for a NZ Registered Nurse with a current Practising Certificate, with a commitment to excellence. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to work under pressure when required and to show initiative, and have the ability to be flexible with the work required. RNAA and or qualification would be an advantage.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
Whakamana – Give and earn respect
Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
Mauri Pai – Fair play
Whakapakari – Growing the good
Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Sarath.Surendran@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 10 October 2023
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
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