WRHN VACANCIES

Kaihāpai Tamariki – Before School Check Coordinator

Applications close: Thursday 27th January 2022, 5pm

We are looking to recruit a Before School Checks Coordinator who is passionate about tamariki health to coordinate the Before Schools Check (B4SC) service that operates within the Whanganui District Health Board rohe. If you are a flexible registered tapuhi (nurse) with excellent communication skills, who is ready to embark on a new challenge or would be keen to move into service coordination, then this is the job for you.

 

As the Before School Check Coordinator, you will review, promote, and coordinate the service in our rohe as well as:

  • Enjoy the challenge of delivering a service to four years old tamariki and their whānau with a range of clinical and social needs.

  • Work closely with general practice teams to promote, coordinate, and audit the B4SC.

  • Be a culturally aware and competent kaimahi.

  • Have the ability to work effectively within the WRHN Multi-Disciplinary Team, with general practice teams, and external health, education and social service providers.

  • Be committed to ongoing professional and cultural development; and

  • Be committed to delivering care in line with best-practice standards within a continuous quality improvement framework.

 

As kaimahi of our busy dynamic team, you will be required to deliver a high-quality service to whānau in a culturally appropriate manner which will align with our organisation values and responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

 

The service aims to provide the eighth well-child check to whānau who face barriers to accessing and achieving good health outcomes; thus addressing health inequities for tamariki and their whānau.

 

For more information download the position description or click to make application.

Hearing and Vision Technician

Applications close: Thursday 27th January 2022, 5pm

We are looking to recruit a Vision & Hearing Technician to provide both clinic-based and local ECE hearing and vision screening services. Working alongside the Before School Check (B4SC) team will create an excellent opportunity to work with children within the community in a wide variety of settings and may include home outreach visits.

This role is permanent part-time for 20 hours per week.

The successful applicant will:

  • Need to have completed or be prepared to complete the NZQA vision and hearing training.

  • Be a culturally aware and competent kaimahi.

  • Be committed to ongoing professional and cultural development.

  • Have a full clean driver’s licence.

  • Be able to pass a Police vetting and safety check.

 

Computer literacy is essential and previous experience with excel or MedTech is desirable.

 

As kaimahi of our busy dynamic team, you will be required to deliver a high-quality service to whānau in a culturally appropriate manner which will align with our organisation values and responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

If you are interested and want to learn more, please download a position description or click to apply.

Health Improvement Practitioner

0.6 FTE (24 hours per week)

Applications close: Monday 31st January 2022, 5pm

Are you passionate about the wellbeing of our community?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative professional to establish a primary care Wellbeing service for the Marton community – to enhance the capacity of primary care teams to provide holistic care to patients experiencing any type of distress.

We are looking for a clinician or allied health professional to provide evidence-based brief interventions to individuals, whānau and groups. The Health Improvement Practitioner will be based at Rangitikei Health Centre and work closely with Stewart Street Surgery, Iwi organisations and other NGOs and community partners to increase access to brief interventions to improve patients’ mental and physical health to support their holistic wellbeing.

The role is part of a new model of integrated primary mental health and addictions support which aims to provide all New Zealanders experiencing mental distress or addictions challenges with access to convenient, high quality, integrated and person-centred care and support. The Wellbeing service is already being delivered within other Whanganui Regional Health Network practices and this opportunity is to establish the service in Marton. As a result, this role will best suit someone comfortable working with change who is excited by the opportunity to improve and refine the model of care to best meet the wellbeing needs of the community.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Holds current New Zealand registration as a health professional in Nursing, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, or Social Work, or is an accredited DAPAANZ practitioner.

  • Demonstrates understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and commitment to its application within their practice and improving Māori health outcomes.

  • Has experience building therapeutic rapport with clients and ideally providing evidence-based talk therapies such as FACT, ACT and/or CBT.

  • Has highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with within Māori, Pasifika, Youth and wider community networks.

  • Has excellent computer skills and ideally experience recording notes in electronic patient records.

  • Holds a current full NZ drivers’ licence.

  • Is passionate about learning and refining a new model to best meet the wellbeing needs of the population.

 

Successful applicants will receive comprehensive training and ongoing mentoring, which will appeal to clinicians with an interest and expertise in behavioral health. National training for this role will be provided by Te Pou with dates to be determined during recruitment.

A detailed position description can be found on the button below.  If you would like more information about this exciting opportunity please contact Angela Boswell on aboswell@wrhn.org.nz or call 06 348 0109 ext 739.

To make application, please click the apply button below.