Clinical Nurse Specialist - Patient Blood Management
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital
The details: Fixed term for 12 months – 80 hours per fortnight
- Be part of the national transformation in Health
- New position where you can meaningfully improve patient outcomes
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an extraordinary nurse to provide specialist nursing care to a select group of approximately 100 to 130 long term patients. These are patients who have complex health needs, requiring intravenous immunoglobulin therapy (IVIg).
This is a new position for an organised and self-driven nurse to meaningfully improve patient outcomes as well as optimise use of the IVIg resource.
You will forge relationships with patients, their families, GP’s and specialists to actively manage IVIg usage, support community usage and equitably access and to ensure appropriate follow-up and testing occurs for this special patient group.
Approximately 16% of patients currently receiving IVIg therapy are Maori. It is imperative the successful candidate is able to build relationships and work closely with Kaitiaki to provide wrap around support to meet this patient demographics’ complex needs.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
You will join the Patient Blood Management team. This small team works to operationalise Hospital Transfusion Committee initiatives and is involved with supporting everything blood related including policy and process development, data collection and analysis, staff support, investigation of wastage and ensuring appropriate access to and use of blood products throughout Waikato Hospital and its affiliated facilities.
Provision of education to clinical staff and patients is a significant part of the Patient Blood Management team role.
Mōu | About you
Reporting to the Nurse Manager – Theatre & Anaesthesia your role is to build relationships with patients currently receiving IVIg therapy; monitor and review treatment plans and collaborate with medical staff to ensure evidence based best practice is employed.
Day to day work flow and projects will be coordinated with the Clinical Lead and Clinical Nurse Coordinator.
Our ideal candidate would:
• Hold a Bachelors level degree in Nursing
• Possess demonstrate advanced communication skills
• Be proficient in computer applications; data analysis, presenting reports
• Have experience in haematology or experience with immunoglobulin delivery
• Be self-driven, flexible and a critical thinker who works well in a small team
• Have experience delivering education to patients/staff
• Have knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
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.
Te Whatu Ora, Waikato serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand. Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.
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.
He aha Waikato
Waikato is the fourth largest region in Aotearoa New Zealand and located just south of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Whāingaroa Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Kapanga Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glow worm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.
Waikato is the home of the Kiingitanga and rich in Māori culture. Waikato Hospital sits on whenua gifted by Waikato iwi, situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato Awa, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.
Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here
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 Robyn.Payne @waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 12 February 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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