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Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner

Community Services – Dunedin based


  • Fulltime permanent position (40 hours per week – Monday - Friday)
  • Competitive salary + discounted health insurance


Here at Te Whatu Ora - Southern 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, this established and embedded Nurse Practitioner role ultimately increases the effectiveness of patient care delivery.


This is a fantastic opportunity for a Registered Nurse Practitioner to work as part of our dynamic, friendly and welcoming Older Persons Health Team.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

 The primary purpose of this position is to:

  • Promote partnership and integration across primary, community and secondary services for the frail elderly living in their own homes, for Residential Aged Care Residents and those discharged from hospital to Aged Residential Care and to respond to GP and in-house referrals.
  • Work across services to increase early, proactive assessment and intervention of complex clinical issues for the frail elderly living in their own homes.
  • To assist Residential Aged Care Facilities to build capacity to manage more complex interventions within the facility.
  • Provide comprehensive assessment and treatment in the community in conjunction with the consultant geriatricians, ARC nursing team and other involved practitioners.  Provide consultancy and clinical leadership within the teams, including the wider Older Persons Health team, NASC and other hospital departments.
  • Provide clinical nursing expertise and leadership related to the management of older person’s complex health issues to teams in primary and secondary care.
  • Develop and influences education, health policies, clinical standards/practice and service development at a local level for Older People’s Health with a quality improvement focus.
  • Contribute and support the development of a frailty pathway for Te Whatu Ora - Southern.
  • Provide advanced nursing care for people with dementia, delirium, and those older person’s presenting with significant challenging behavior, through the development of a collaborative/ interprofessional model of care with the interdisciplinary team.


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Mōu ake | About you

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in Older Persons Health, 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
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Older Persons Health
  • 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


We are also interested in applications from Registered Nurses who are on the Nurse Practitioner pathway who will be seeking registration in the next 1-2 years.


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!


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Utu whānui | Salary range

This role belongs to the NZNO Collective Agreement, Nurse practitioner scale, grade 8 and falls between step 1 ($114,916 p.a) and Step 4! ($136,453 p.a pro rata).


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  24 October 2022

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


Tono ināianei | Apply now

For further information please contact Ben Kingsbury, Recruitment Advisor at and +64 03 470 9081

All conversations will be confidential in nature.


We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

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)
  • COVID-19 vaccination

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