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Registered Nurse / Plunket Nurse – Waiharakeke (Blenheim)



We invite all Registered Nāhi / Nurses to join our team in to share tikanga and bring your passion and your motivation for the wellbeing of our tamariki and whānau, hapū and iwi for Whānau Āwhina – Plunket

  • Are you passionate about improving health outcomes for tamariki?

  • Passion for and experience working with whānau

  • Commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi and enabling equitable outcomes for all families

  • Are you a Registered Nāhi / Nurse or have a Well Child qualified Nurse?

Plunket Nurses have a special place in our community and hearts, and you could be the person we are looking for to join the Whānau Āwhina Plunket family! It’s exciting times as we breathe life into a new vision and embark on a strategic journey over the next five years aimed at achieving generational change and really making a difference to the lives of New Zealand children, families and whanau. We believe that in the first 1000 days of a child’s life, we can make the difference of a lifetime - who wouldn’t want to be part of that?

As New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under the age of five, we have a trusted and respected brand but we are not about to rest on our laurels and become complacent. Whānau Āwhina Plunket people are passionate about what they do and have a shared desire to make a difference. We’re embarking on an exciting transformation and you could help shape it.

About the Role

You’ll play a vital part in assessing baby’s development at key stages, promoting health and education for children up to five years of age, and supporting care-givers to develop their parenting skills. You’ll manage a client portfolio and will enjoy building relationships with whanau and families.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Registered Nurse to work on a permanent part time basis (0.8 FTE 4 days a week), to provide client services within the Marlborough area. If you feel you are up to the challenge then we want to hear from you!

To be successful in this position, you will be:

  • A Registered Nurse with a current APC

  • Committed to undertaking a funded one-year postgraduate certificate programme in Well Child Health

  • Committed to practising in a manner that reflects the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi

  • An excellent communicator and fluent in written and spoken English

  • Able to build and maintain strong relationships within the community, clients and Plunket Staff

  • Have a full New Zealand driver's licence.

  • A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

  • Experience working with families from diverse cultural and socio economic backgrounds

We offer a supportive working environment, supervision, training and professional development opportunities.

To view the position description or to apply for this role please refer to www.plunket.org.nz/careers. For further information please contact Maxine Dunn, Clinical Leader phone 021 226 3127.

Applications close 5pm Sunday 08th November 2020

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