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Registered Nurse / Enrolled Nurse / Clinical Physiologist  - Renal Unit

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent and unique opportunities
  • Part time positions, 0.5-0.7 FTE (20-28 hours per week)
  • Working in the Community Based Home Haemodialysis setting

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity to challenge yourself with, and to develop your practice?

Our Dunedin Dialysis Service (Renal Service) is looking for two experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses or Clinical Physiologists (endorsed in Renal) to join their close knit team on a permanent, part-time basis.

If you are a registered health professional, who is experienced in renal replacement therapies or one who is looking for a CHANGE, then this challenging, varied and busy role may be just right for you. As a member of a multidisciplinary team you will actively contribute to supporting both patient and their family/whanau throughout their entire dialysis journey.

About the role

The Dialysis Unit supports Renal Replacement Therapy (Dialysis) from Waitaki to Bluff and through to Central Otago. It encompasses Acute and Home Haemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis. The unit’s focus is to provide home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis training, home, and clinic-based support, throughout the SDHB region in haemo and peritoneal dialysis.

We are looking for motivated team members to join the community-based Home Haemodialysis (HHD) team in DUNEDIN on a permanent part-time basis. These positions require a high degree of self-knowledge, awareness, adaptability, flexibility, the availability to travel throughout the SDHB region as required, and to be able to work out of town throughout the region for periods of time when needed. Is this you? Then read on!

The successful candidates will be working in collaboration with and alongside a well-established, very effective and experienced team of nurses who provide for the HHD service. We are now seeking additional team members to join this team, preferably with recent experience of working in haemodialysis but it is not essential as a full orientation and training programme will be provided for the successful candidates.

The rostered hours of work are Mondays to Fridays, and additional weekend hours as required.

About you

If you thrive in challenging roles and seek a busy, dynamic, and progressive service where you support the patient and their family / whanau through renal replacement therapy, this may be the role for you!  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are paramount. Proven computer literacy skills are essential. You will have demonstrated experience in quality processes with a strong commitment to best practice.

To be successful you will be a personable, highly flexible and adaptable team member. Able to demonstrate your capacity to work in a high output area, using your initiative and demonstrating both the ability to practice autonomously as well as collaboratively, with proven professional responsibility. You will have your own vehicle and hold a full driver’s licence with a clean driving record.

We aim to provide the best possible care for all patients requiring renal replacement therapy, consistent with the vision of the SDHB of Better Health, Better Lives, and Whanau Ora with the focus being on the following values:

  • Kind / Open / Positive / Community

Achieving this through promoting wellbeing, independence, and an optimal quality of life. Hence the total commitment towards Home Dialysis treatment for all chronic dialysis patients with on-going home support for patients /family/whanau.

If this sounds like the unique opportunity you have been waiting for, apply now!

About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing Dates: Sunday, 10 April 2022

Due to the fast-paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change and we may commence interviews prior to closing date. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

For further information please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor, email: karen.cope@southerndhb.govt.nz

Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only).   
  • Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff

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