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Nurse Specialist, Lactation, Newborn Services, Starship Child Health
• Great Monday to Friday position
• Fixed term, Part-time (0.6FTE) Senior Nursing Opportunity
• New Zealand’s premier children’s hospital

Come be part of our Team!

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

We have a fixed term, part-time position (0.6FTE) available for an exceptional, forward thinking nurse specialist who is flexible, resilient and can manage a busy workload.

This Nurse Specialist position is an advanced nursing practice role. You will need to have excellent communication skills in the capacity to innovate, inspire and motivate others. This role is responsible for providing specialist lactation knowledge, education for staff and families/whanau across inpatient areas in Starship Children's Health. Integral to this, you will provide clinical breastfeeding support and advice for mothers and their infants while in the hospital.

Starship Newborn Services is a multidisciplinary team specialising in caring... for newborn babies with medical, surgical and complex health needs. The team includes Neonatologists, Paediatric Registrars, Neonatal Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Specialists, and Allied Health Therapists. We work alongside the National Women’s Obstetric and Maternity Services and Starship Paediatric services. We are also part of the Maternal & Fetal Medicine Network.

For all aspects of this role and experience/knowledge required please see the position description.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

To be successful in this role you will:
• Have completed a New Zealand nursing registration
• Hold a relevant Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
• Recent clinical experience in caring for sick and/or preterm babies

Ideally you will:
• Have significant proven experience in lactation and breastfeeding support
• Have completed the International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) exam or be fully committed to achieving this within a mutually agreed timeframe

Ko wai mātou | Who are we

We are Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.

Starship Child Health is a dedicated paediatric healthcare service and major teaching centre, providing family centred care to neonates, children and young people throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific. Starship is a part of Te Toka Tumai | Auckland City Hospital and is the only comprehensive children’s hospital in New Zealand serving a population of approximately 1 million children.

He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here

What we can offer you:
• A unique and rewarding work environment that provides a high level of job satisfaction and is always interesting
• An opportunity to grow both as a person and as a professional while working with a very friendly and fun team
• Comprehensive Senior Nurse orientation programme
• Continuing Professional Development entitlement
• Financial recognition of senior nursing levels as per nationally-agreed multi-employer collective agreements

For more information on what we offer, please click here.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

To apply please click on the ‘Apply’ tab below, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role and attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter.

If you have any accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Anél Foord, Recruitment Consultant at [email protected] quoting ADHB21190 to discuss how we can best support your application
Auckland New Zealand


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