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Community Nurse - Te Waipuna Health

Location: Whanganui

Employment Type: Fixed term

About the role

Based in beautiful Whanganui Te Oranganui is a kaupapa Māori organisation who offers a range of health and wellbeing services for whānau in the Whanganui region and surrounding districts. 


Te Waipuna Health is the General Practice arm with an enrolled population of 5,300 spread across two Practices and is seeking an innovative GP to join their team. As a low-cost access health centre, we offer a newly refurbished Practice in a supportive and flexible environment.  

About the role:

The role of Community Nurse is to support whānau, hapū and iwi to maintain wellness in accordance with the clinical standards of practice and the whānau ora approach of Te Oranganui. You will work from our Te Waipuna Health Clinic, as well as running clinics in the community, rural areas and Kura/Kohanga reo.

About you:

You will be compassionate, comfortable working within a Kaupapa Māori organisation and have a good understanding of a culturally appropriate service delivery.  You will have strong professional ethics and a holistic approach that is patient and whānau centred.   You will be solution focused and be able to build positive relationships with other team members and wider Te Oranganui staff.  Being flexible, adaptable and a critical thinker will be additional strengths as you’ll find that no two days are the same.

We offer a warm whānau focused work environment with a wide variety of benefits, such as:

  • Kaupapa Māori organisation

    • Regular Kapa haka and waiata

    • All staff Karakia & Mihi every morning

  • SuperLife Funeral Insurance

  • EAP & Supervision

  • Workplace wellness programme

    • Whānau events and activities

    • Diverse work environment

  • Workplace development

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.


Please include:

  • Covering letter

  • Up to date CV

Who You Are

• Relevant healthcare qualification i.e Registered Nurse
• Current Practicing Certificate
• Immunisation Certified or willing to undertake
• CPR Trained or willing to undertake
• COVID-19 Vaccinator trained or willing to undertake


Personal Attributes & Skills
• A commitment to ongoing education
• An interest in primary health
• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
• Non-Smoker – or full commitment to remain smoke-free

   during the hours of work;
• Zero tolerance towards family violence
• Committed to empowering and supporting whānau;
• Have strong communication skills;
• Have good judgement and analysis;
• Commitment to whānau, hapū and iwi;
• Act in a responsible, ethical and accountable way;
• Respectful, cooperative & supportive in all dealings;


Physical Attributes
• Must be able to function in ever changing and demanding

   conditions when required.
• Hearing and speech sufficient to communicate clearly with

   patients and co-workers, monitor patient status and

   equipment, recognise impending emergencies relating to

   patients and equipment.
• Must be physically fit as the work is physically demanding,

   involving standing, walking, sitting, stretching, frequently.

   (Stature extremes may increase hazard of shared activities).
• A high level of mental concentration is required.
• Visual to read accurately, write/record in a legible manner

   and operate equipment, safely administer medications,

   monitor equipment and patient status enabling accurate

   performance of essential job duties


Other requirements of this position
• Current clean, full NZ driver license
• Must be able to pass Te Oranganui’s background check


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