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Tapuhi - Long Term Conditions

Location: Whanganui

Employment Type: Permanent Position

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:

To provide holistic people-centred health assessment, education and promotion, screening, monitoring, service referrals, health care support and follow-up, integration and coordination necessary to manage high needs and long-term condition.


To work autonomously and in clinical partnership with other services to support patients and their whanau towards self-management by providing necessary information, education, advice and support through

an integrated service approach.

About you

  • A commitment to ongoing education

  • An interest in primary health with a focus on long term conditions

  • To be keen to share your knowledge and skills with students

And so much more.

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


  • Registered Nurse

  • Current Practicing Certificate

  • Immunisation Certified

  • Practice Nurse and/or Community Nursing experience

  • Long term condition management experience


Personal Attributes & Skills

  • A commitment to ongoing education

  • An interest in primary health with a focus on long term conditions

  • To be keen to share your knowledge and skills with students

  • 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 process

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