Clinical Nurse Specialist - Patient at Risk

  • Taranaki District Health Board
  • Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth
  • 26 Aug, 2019
Permanent Full Time Clinical Nurse Consultant

Job Description

Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth
Variable FTE Available
Permanent Positions

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.

We have an amazing opportunity for senior nurses to work in a role that will be challenging and rewarding. This role is for an established nurse who wishes to work clinically while building on their assessment and communication skills.

Taranaki District Health Board has established the Patient at Risk Nurse Service, and we are seeking Senior Registered Nurses with a strong focus on patient assessment, and communication in recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient with an emphasis on supporting our most vulnerable patients across the organisation.

This is an exciting opportunity to assist in establishing a new patient focused service for Taranaki hospital’s most vulnerable patients and to provide support to colleagues in the wider DHB team.

  • Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate:
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and assessment skills
  • A minimum of 5 years’ acute clinical experience in a NZ hospital setting
  • Able to work in a MDT and navigate challenging situations
  • Ability to work in a complex changing environment and be able to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Motivation and self direction
  • Evidence of on-going professional development including Postgraduate qualifications
  • Current PDRP portfolio, Proficient desirable
  • Current NZ Annual Practising Certificate

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If you are interested in this position please “apply online” from this page.

If you would like further information about this position we would encourage you to contact Briget McDonald on 06 753 6139 ext 7434 or via email

Applications close 8 September 2019.



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Briget McDonald

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0064 6 753 6139 ext 7434

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