Taranaki DHB

Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki District Health Board is a Crown entity responsible for the provision and funding of health and disability services in the region. It is one of 21 district health boards established nationally on January 1, 2001.

The board governs all Taranaki public hospitals, community services, including district nursing, health education and public health, such as health promotion and protection. It will soon be responsible for many private services, such as GPs, private rest homes and other health service providers, who have previously contracted with a Government agency (the health Funding Authority or HFA) for services. These organisations will now contract with the board to provide their services in Taranaki. The board will control a $280 million annual budget.

The board comprises 11 members, seven elected in Taranaki and four appointed by the Minister of Health. Each director serves a three-year term.

Two advisory committees have been established and they will do the groundwork and bring recommendations to the board for consideration and final approval or rejection. The advisory committees are the Hospital Advisory Committee and the Community & Public Health Advisory Committee/Disability Support Advisory Committee.

All meetings are open to the public and there are opportunities to make submissions at both board and advisory committee level. People wishing to make a submission/deputation at a board meeting should notify the executive officer at least 10 working days before the meeting, outlining their submission, which can be presented to the board in writing or orally. A translator will be present for those who wish to submit in Maori. Legislation requires the board to ensure Maori are able to contribute in decision-making and participate in the delivery of health and disability services. The board is therefore enhancing relationships with Maori, including Maori health professionals and community organisations. All board agendas and minutes are available to the public.

Taranaki DHB New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
15 Mar, 2018
Full Time
ICU / Emergency Department / Orthopaedic & Surgical / Medical / Te Puna Waiora / Pool Fulltime, Part-time and Casual Permanent and Temporary The Registered Nurse will provide optimum care utilising nursing knowledge and skills to patients and provide appropriate supervision and direction to Enrolled Nurses and to Healthcare Assistants performing delegated patient care tasks, working within the same team. We are recruiting into the following areas: Ward 4AB - Medical Intensive Care Unit Emergency Department Ward 3B - Orthopaedic and Surgical Mental Health - Te Puna Waiora Pool Please click on the role above that you want to apply for to view the job description . Key areas of accountability are: To perform nursing duties on a rostered basis with optimum patient management and care Responsible for providing quality care for patients and ensuring an excellent customer focus to all patient and working relationships. Maintain environment and facilities to ensure effective, quality service provision. Promote the fostering of a team environment which enhances partnership and cooperation. You will need: Valid NZ Registration and a current APC. A minimum of 2 years experience in the NZ health sector, preferably a district health board. Surgical and Medical experience is preferable. We invite applications for all roles therefore please select the areas you want to work in. Please click on apply now in this advertisement. Come and live in the region that has just been named the world’s second top region to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet!  In Taranaki, it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path.  The region’s amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work. The Taranaki District Health Board is a large organisation (1,800 staff, $325m cost-centre) operating in the exciting, changing Health sector. If you require any further information regarding this position please call Glenda Butturini, Clinical Nurse Manager - Nursing Resources on Phone: 027 774 4801 or Email: Glenda.butturini@tdhb.org.nz   Applications close Wednesday 27 March, 2018.   http://www.tdhb.org.nz/careers/careers.shtml