Clinical Nurse Specialist – Children’s Outreach Nursing

  • Fixed term parental leave cover, 0.9FTE from 06th Jan 2020 until 5th Jan 2021
  • Based in the Christchurch community, connecting with Paediatric inpatient services
  • Rostered shifts between Mon - Friday 0800 -1630

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

The Children’s Outreach Nursing Service provides care for children who have been cared for by the Paediatric Medical Service and who require ongoing education, care and support to manage their condition.


The Role: Where you fit it

The Children’s Outpatient Department at Christchurch Hospital is seeking an experienced registered nurse to provide clinical nursing expertise for the General Outreach Nursing team. You will need to enjoy a challenge and have excellent communication and organisational skills as you will be responsible for clinical care delivery and coordination for children with complex chronic health challenges


You will be:

Key qualities required are, at least 5 years’ clinical experience across a number of Child Health specialities or comparable advanced nursing skills. There is an expectation you will hold, or be working towards a relevant Post-graduate Diploma. 

In addition, the role will require the ability to independently assess children within their own homes. The applicant will have the ability to work effectively both autonomously and within a multidisciplinary team in a variety of situations.

If you are passionate about providing an excellent home based service for children and their families, and believe you have the skills and attributes to make a positive contribution to our team we would like to hear from you.


Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Please apply online or to discuss further becoming part of our team, please contact: 



Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC0577594

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2019