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HOME SUPPORT CAREWORKERS

We are looking for Home Support Careworkers across the Hokianga to provide client care and support that enables individuals to remain in their home with maximum independence and optimum quality of life.

This is a rewarding opportunity to support members of the community with activities such as provision of household supplies, cooking and meal preparation, transport, household tasks, hygiene and personal care, and socialisation, as identified in their individual care plan.

The ideal candidate will be reliable, have a high level of empathy, excellent communication skills and the ability to build rapport with patients and their whānau. Your kind, caring and patient nature will be complimented by your willingness to be hands-on with required household activities in the client’s home.

This is a fantastic opportunity for those looking for regular, part-time employment within their local community. Applicants must have a full drivers’ licence and reliable transport that enables you to travel to clients in their home. You must also be able to pass a police background check and be vaccinated for covid-19.

No formal qualifications are required however previous experience in health or in a community support setting would be an advantage, as well as a Certificate in Health and Wellbeing. Applicants need to be willing to participate in regular training including studying towards Certificate in Health and Wellbeing up to Level 4.

For more information or an application form please contact Natalie Stevens in Human Resources on phone 09 405 7320 or email HR@hokiangahealth.org.nz

Applications close Sunday 18th December 2022

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE AND SCHOOL NURSE OPPORTUNITIES

Multiple opportunities have arisen in our Community Health Nursing Team responsible for providing direct patient care and promoting health and wellbeing across the community. Our community health nursing team are experienced generalist nurses applying high level of autonomy and independence to their work as part of the wider Hauora Hokianga team.

Fantastic opportunity for a Community Health Nurse to undertake a wide range of nursing duties in our rural community including district nursing, public health nursing, practice nursing, well child nursing and palliative care.

We are also looking for a Community Health / School Nurse to focus on improving student health by supporting student access to primary health care and reducing inequalities. The key deliverables of this role will be undertaking comprehensive health checks and promotional health campaigns in schools, and supporting individual health services for youth as required.

Ideal candidates will have experience as a Community Health Nurse or at least two years post-graduate general clinical experience in New Zealand, ideally in a Māori healthcare setting. Experience with youth engagement and health promotion would be an advantage including demonstrated ability to facilitate clinics and coordinate programmes and events. You will also have evidence of relevant ongoing training and development, with post graduate studies in relevant areas such as maternal and child health, community health, primary mental health or practice nursing an advantage.

A current practicing certificate, valid drivers’ license and full COVID-19 vaccination are required.

If you are passionate about providing holistic and whānau ora based primary care and have the qualifications and experience we are looking for, send a cover letter telling us about yourself, and your CV outlining your background and experience to Natalie Stevens in Human Resources HR@hokiangahealth.org.nz.

GENERAL PRACTITIONER / RURAL HOSPITAL DOCTOR

We have a fantastic opportunity for a permanent or long term Rural Medical Generalist to join our team of eight GPs working between our hospital and community clinics. We are looking for Medical Practitioners with RNZCGP fellowship in General Practice or Rural Hospital Medicine. The ideal candidate will preferably have rural medicine experience and will be confident working across the primary and secondary care settings. Training is available for those looking to expand their practice in rural medicine however.

Our service combines comprehensive primary care with an extension to inpatient management in our rural hospital which provides primary / secondary interface, and 24/7 emergency care including participation in the on-call roster as well as rehabilitation and palliative care. We have 11 acute beds, 12 continuing care long stay, maternity, X Ray unit, as well as outpatients and community allied health services. You will work an agreed number of sessions per week as well as participating in a 1 in 6 on call roster. We offer flexibility with the weekly number of sessions and can offer up to 10 sessions per week for those looking for a full workload.

Hauora Hokianga is a recognised Rural Teaching Centre for the University of Auckland medical school undergraduate programmes. We are Cornerstone accredited and host GP and Rural Hospital registrar placements.

We offer a competitive remuneration package including accommodation. A permanent or long term appointment is preferred, however short term/locum placements are also welcome.

Applicants must be able to meet Medical Council of New Zealand requirements to practice as a Doctor in New Zealand.

This is a fantastic opportunity to live and work in one of the most historic and picturesque areas of New Zealand. Beaches, boating, tramping, biking – Northland has got it all! Contact Natalie Stevens in Human Resources HR@hokiangahealth.org.nz for more information.

RURAL REGISTRAR

Rural Registrar applications are open for 2023. You will be joining a recognised Māori health provider and established centre of learning. This is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your skillset through exposure to a wide variety of presentations working within a close-knit, supportive team. Our service combines comprehensive primary care with an extension to inpatient management in our rural hospital which provides primary / secondary interface, and 24/7 emergency care including participation in the on-call roster as well as rehabilitation and palliative care. We have 10 acute beds, 10 continuing care long stay, maternity, X Ray unit, as well as outpatients and community allied health services.

Our setting works well for Rural Hospital – level 2 and Rural General Practice runs to be carried out in tandem over a 12-month placement. Accommodation within walking distance to the Hospital is provided.

Applicants must be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand to practice as a Doctor in New Zealand.

For more information, or to submit an application send a cover letter and CV to Natalie Stevens in Human Resources.

NURSE PRACTITIONER – WHĀNAU ORA

We are expanding our clinical model of care to include whānau Ora Nurse Practitioners to work in partnership with individuals, families, whānau and communities in a rural setting across the Hokianga as part of our Community Health and Wellbeing team. You will need to demonstrate nursing leadership and provide clinical advice, care, and education, as part of the role and function of a Registered Mātanga tapuhi/Nurse Practitioner.

Key to the success of this role will be placing whānau at the centre of care, exploring health and wellbeing concerns, preferences, health behaviours, attitudes and priorities using a Kaupapa Māori strengths-based approach. The aspiration is that whānau are in control of their health and wellbeing, there is a reduced need for medical intervention and a longitudinal relationship is established with whānau supported by the community nursing team.

Applicants will need to be registered as a Nurse Practitioner with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and demonstrate the competencies for Mātanga tapuhi / Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice. Your extensive nursing skills will include at least three years of recent primary care nursing experience in New Zealand, ideally in a Māori healthcare setting. Experience supporting whānau with chronic disease and comorbidities, and mental wellbeing and addictions would be an advantage.

We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, have a high standard of clinical skills, and a willingness to engage across our services. A valid drivers’ license and full COVID-19 vaccination status are required. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to work as part of a collaborative team to assist patients and whānau navigate their treatment journey and achieve optimal health outcomes.

If you are passionate placing whānau at the centre of care, and have the qualifications and experience we are looking for, send a cover letter telling us about yourself, and your CV outlining your background and experience to Natalie Stevens in Human Resources HR@hokiangahealth.org.nz.

REGISTERED NURSE OPPORTUNITIES

Are you a registered nurse looking for a rewarding opportunity to use your wide range of nursing skills in a unique rural setting?

We are looking for registered nurses to join our Hospital team in Rawene. Ideal candidates will have two years’ post graduate experience or more and an annual practicing certificate. IV and phlebotomy skills are preferred, and experience working with vulnerable and chronic care patients would be an advantage.

This is a fantastic opportunity to hone your skills as part of a team supporting a diverse range of patients across accident and emergency, acute inpatient, and hospital level residential care. We have full-time or part-time opportunities available working a minimum of 24 hours per week (0.6 FTE) across a 24/7 shift roster. Onsite, single room rental accommodation is available.

Applicants need to be able to pass a police background check and be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and ideally hold a full drivers licence. Hauora Hokianga is an equal opportunities employer with Immigration NZ accredited employer status.

We are looking for highly motivated team players, with a willingness to undertake professional development to extend your scope of practice if required. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to work as part of a collaborative team to assist patients and whānau navigate their treatment journey and achieve optimal health outcomes.

If you are looking for a rewarding role as part of a dedicated team in the beautiful Hokianga, send a cover letter telling us about yourself, and your CV outlining your background and experience to Natalie Stevens in Human Resources HR@hokiangahealth.org.nz

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