Resuscitation Educator - Resuscitation Service

  • Permanent 0.7 FTE [28 hours per week] position available
  • Current Registration with Medical Sciences Council and APC required
  • Previous experience within an education role is desirable

Mō te tūnga - About the Role

The Resuscitation Service is expanding and is now offering an exciting opportunity to join this team as a Resuscitation Educator.

This is a unique and diverse role where you will be able to extend your educational skills and knowledge in the speciality of resuscitation and education and reflects an exciting opportunity to experience a role within the CPR Training Team at Christchurch Hospital.

The Resuscitation Service consists of a small team providing strategic direction for resuscitation training and practise within Waitaha Canterbury. The service is responsible for training and the development, implementation and regular review of resuscitation practise including policies, procedures, equipment and resources.

The service is supported by the Department of Anaesthesia and the CPR advisory committee. Guidelines and practise are governed by the NZ Resuscitation Council.

The role has both education and clinical focus at its core. 

Ko wai koe | About You

We are looking for someone who has strong communication skills to liaise with all disciplines and occupational groups and be able to assist in leading Waitaha Canterbury-wide system changes to improve resuscitation outcomes through evidence-based practise and education.  You will have expert resuscitation knowledge to provide advice across all disciplines and occupational groups along with contributing to resuscitation policy formation and review. You will be confident in providing education session for our medical staff and holding a graduate qualification in Adult Education or Clinical Teaching would be an advantage.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and Experience

  • Currently practicing health professional
  • Current APC – no restrictions
  • Hold a current NZRC CORE Instructor certificate (or be prepared to train as a CORE Instructor.)
  • Have clinical expertise or be recognised as an expert in resuscitation practice, especially airway management
  • Have a demonstrated ability to contribute to, as well as develop, appropriate healthcare standards and quality initiatives.
  • Provide leadership to health providers.
  • Have a commitment to ongoing development of clinical skills.
  • Evidence of effective teaching skills.
  • Have the ability to support healthcare professionals at all levels of practise.
  • Have the vision and flexibility to accommodate change.
  • Have the ability to work autonomously and also act as part of a team.
  • Have excellent administrative and time management skills.

Mō mātou | About Us

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Te Whatu Ora [Health New Zealand]

When you work at the Te Whatu Ora, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted, therefore apply directly on our career site here

For additional information about this role please contact Jenny Bailey, Recruitment Partner on

We have a range of clinical and non-clinical roles at Health New Zealand, there could be a place for you!

Please visit our careers website for other roles and find your ideal fit within Health New Zealand.

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.  It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC2530932

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Monday, 26 June 2023