Clinical Nurse Specialist
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital
The details: Fixed Term 1 year, Full-time - (1.0 FTE)
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
An exciting opportunity has arisen to be a part of Te Whatu Ora, Waikato, Hospital & Community Equity Directorate as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the WHIRI Programme. You will be involved in the development of new ways of working within the health care system affecting those with long term conditions, models of care that address inequities and support Maaori and Pacific to access quality healthcare.
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(Please note position descriptions can only be viewed on the Te Whatu Ora - Waikato website.)
Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
The Whānau Hauora Integrated Response Initiative (WHIRI), is a kaupapa Māori model of care that supports whānau. It involves a collaborative approach that includes hospital services, Iwi, Māori and Pacific providers, community groups and wider primary care. Waikato Hospital serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific people’s population in the country. The WHIRI programme of work embraces Mātauranga Māori in order to be effective for our Māori communities and fulfil our Te Tiriti obligations. The Clinical Equity team is a Kaupapa Māori service that is committed to delivering positive health outcomes for the community that we serve.
Mōu | About you
Required skills & experience you will need to be considered for this role:
Registration with Nursing Council of New Zealand; inclusive of scope of practice
A current practising certificate with the Nursing Council of New Zealand
Significant clinical experience, a minimum of five years
Expert/ Senior level of practice on the Professional Development and Recognition Programme
Completed a postgraduate qualification or equivalent
Understanding of Tikanga Māori, Mātauranga Māori and the ability to engage appropriately in Māori settings
A strong understanding of system drivers of health inequities
A strong advocate for improvement of Māori and Pacific health equity
Involvement in research, teaching and innovation that has changed clinical practice
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.
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 Rachael.Devey@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 08 June 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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