Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontology, 0.8FTE

Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.



Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 


For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.


What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.


The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

Experienced nurses with a passion for Older Persons Health and gerontology nursing are required for the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Older Persons Health Inpatient Service.


You will work closely with the Charge Nurse Managers, Nurse Educators, and Nursing Director to ensure staff are fully supported within the inpatient setting. Ensuring staff are provided with opportunities to develop their skills to enhance patient outcomes and experience. Sound communication, interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and team work are imperative.


You will be a Registered Nurse with extensive gerontology knowledge and experience, advanced clinical assessment skills, the ability to engage staff at all levels, flexibility to ensure the needs of all staff are met, an understanding of PDRP and the capability to develop practice, understand and influence standards of care and lead positive change.


This role will require you to deliver, role model and promote excellence in gerontology nursing practice and provide clinical leadership.


Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.


We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!


If this particular role isn’t for you, we do have other similar opportunities - please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.


Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Jessica Massey, Recruitment Specialist


Phone: 03 337 7923


Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 234421

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Thursday, 23 August 2018