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Nurse Practitioner - Home Team

Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Practitioner Intern

Community Services (Home Team)  – Dunedin based


  • Part time position (32hours per week)
  • Monday to Friday


Here at Southern DHB we put the patient at the centre of everything we do. In order to continue on our path to being a world class health service provider, an exciting new role has been created to ultimately increase the effectiveness of patient care delivery.


This is a fantastic opportunity for a Registered Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse who is on the Nurse Practitioner pathway.  You will be expected to have completed the pathway in 2 years while working as part of our Home Team and Older Persons Health Team.


About the role/ The team

The Home Team is an interprofessional team currently consisting of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Registered Nurses and Rehabilitation Assistants.  Their interprofessional practice is underpinned by the Calderdale Framework to support skill sharing among the professions.  The Home Team provides a hospital avoidance and supported discharge service including a community rapid response service.  Whilst they cater for all ages above 16 years, their work is predominantly with older persons or those who are close in age and interest.


The primary purpose of this position is to:

  • Promote partnership and integration across primary, community and secondary services for the Home Team and OPH.  The Home Team provides a rapid response service to the community alongside a supported discharge service.
  • Work across services to increase early, proactive assessment and intervention of complex clinical issues in the community and to build capability within the Home Team to manage patients with more complex conditions safely in the community.
  • Provide comprehensive assessment and treatment in the community alongside the consultant geriatricians, OPH Nurse Practitioner, Home Team and other involved practitioners.  Provide consultancy and clinical leadership within the Home team.
  • Provide clinical nursing expertise and leadership related to the management of people with complex health issues, particularly the older person, to teams in primary and secondary care.
  • Develop and influences education, health policies, clinical standards/practice and service development at a local level with a quality improvement focus.
  • Contribute and support the development of a frailty pathway for SDHB.
  • Provide advanced nursing care for people with dementia, delirium, and those older person’s presenting with significant challenging behaviour, through the development of a collaborative/ interprofessional model of care with the interdisciplinary team.


About you

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in Older Persons Health or Primary Care, and acute care, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to form effective working relationships across multiple teams and services within the wider health sector. 


To succeed in this exciting new role, you will also need to:


  • Be a Registered Nurse Practitioner with a valid Annual Practicing Certificate or a Registered Nurse on the Nurse Practitioner Pathway with an expected completion date of 2 years
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Older Persons Health or Primary Care and ideally acute care
  • Have the ability to successfully engage stakeholders in a positive manner
  • Have demonstrated knowledge and application of NZ Health strategies
  • Be a fabulous communicator with an engaging and personable style


If you want to work as part of a fantastic, progressive team and have proven relationship building skills, and this all sounds like the next natural step in your career, do not miss out and apply today!


Why Southern?

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your family.


Nurse Practitioner Position Description

Nurse Pratitioner Candidate Position Description


Closing Date: Sunday 2 May 2021

Due to the fast-paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


For further information please contact Theonette Ramsden, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email: theonette.ramsden@southerndhb.govt.nz


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks

Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

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