NICU - Clinical Nurse Specialist (Advanced Neonatal Practice)/Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

  • 0.8 FTE permanent position available.
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC.
  • Motivated and flexible self-starter with the ability to work both in a large multidisciplinary team and autonomously.

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 people 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 Neonatal Service at Christchurch Women’s Hospital is a 41 bedded unit compromised of 11 intensive care and 30 special care cots. It is a busy acute service providing secondary/tertiary care to new-born babies born prematurely or with surgical, congenital and medical complications following birth. The service is responsible for neonatal transport within Canterbury, West Coast of the South Island and further afield for surgical neonates.

We are seeking a permanent 0.8 FTE (32hrs a week) Clinical Nurse Specialist (Advanced Neonatal Practice) /Neonatal Nurse Practitioner to work rostered shifts within a combined CNS (ANP) /RMO roster, to provide advanced clinical care and nursing expertise as a senior member of the multidisciplinary team.

By utilising your extensive neonatal knowledge, experience and clinical skills you will be able to initiate ongoing expert neonatal care. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to provide effective clinical leadership, high quality evidenced based practice, direction and support to the nursing staff and families of the NICU.

Your professional and mature attitude, along with your desire for optimal outcomes for our babies, will see you succeed in this challenging but supportive environment.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be:

  • Effective time management and advanced problem solving, and assessment skills are imperative.
  • A commitment to providing and maintaining high standards of nursing practice within our service.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to engage a wide range of people.
  • Ability to build, strong effective relationships with our families and with our many other stakeholders with whom you liaise.
  • You will have extensive experience working within neonates and hold a relevant post graduate qualification.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

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.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.  

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.

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 237470

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020