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Charge Nurse PAR - Starship Child Health Auckland

Central Auckland

Central Auckland Auckland New Zealand

2 months ago

Charge Nurse - Patient at Risk Team, Starship Child Health, Auckland DHB
• New Zealand’s premier children’s hospital
• 1.0 FTE or job share will be considered.
• Permanent Senior Nursing Leadership Opportunity

Come be part of our Team!

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

The Charge Nurse for the PAR Service will be the “face” of the Patient at Risk Service in Starship Children’s Hospital. They will be responsible together with the Lead SMO and the Patient at Risk Governance Group for setting standards for the early recognition and timely management of deteriorating patients in SCH through formal referrals, utilisation of the critical care outreach criteria and routine surveillance.

The Charge Nurse is responsible for managing the systems, processes and resources that enable staff of the PAR Team to meet the needs of the patient and their family in an efficient and effective manner. The Charge Nurse provides consultation, support, advice, training and education to relevant staff... while supporting the delivery of high quality specialist nursing across clinical areas for at risk patient groups.

The Patient at Risk (PAR) team is a nurse-led team focused on the management of children at risk of deterioration throughout Starship Hospital. The team ensures children at risk of deterioration receive the right care at the right time and are cared for in the right place depending on their changing acuity. They foster effective working partnerships with primary medical and nursing ward teams in the timely management of deteriorating patients.

To know more about the role or to have a confidential discussion before applying please contact Nicola Gini, Nurse Unit Manager-PICU via email [email protected] or call on 021 492 125.

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

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

We are looking to recruit an exceptional, forward thinking nurse leader who is flexible, resilient and can manage a busy workload.

To be successful in this role you will have
• New Zealand nursing registration
• have a minimum of 5 years paediatric experience
• have obtained the appropriate post-graduate qualification
• Working towards completion of Masters degree
• have a strong commitment to leading professional development, quality care and whānau centred nursing

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

Ko wai mātou | Who are we

Te Toka Tumai Auckland is part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s National Health Service. 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 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
• An opportunity to grow both as a person and as a professional
• Comprehensive and well-structured orientation programme with good clinical support
• 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 queries about this opportunity or accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Anél Foord, Recruitment Consultant at [email protected] quoting ADHB17143 to discuss how we can best support your application.

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