Current vacancies

Public Health Nurse (Housing)

Permanent/Part Time

Well Homes Registered Nurse

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Do you want to be part of an awesome team focussed on improving whānau/aiga health?

Check us out at www.rph.org.nz or Well Homes - Home | Facebook

Well Homes is a housing coordination service working in Capital & Coast (CCDHB) and Hutt Valley District Health Board (HVDHB) areas. Tu Kotahi Māori Asthma Trust, Sustainability Trust, He Kāinga Oranga, and Regional Public Health form a partnership delivering this housing programme.

Our housing nurses visit homes and provide a housing assessment, which includes:

  • checking insulation,
  • heating,
  • damp and mould,
  • ventilation,
  • sleeping arrangements,
  • general housing condition,
  • winter indoor temperature,
  • and any other health, housing and social concerns.

The person in this role will also maintain the Well Homes connection with the DHBs and with key stakeholders. Good relationship management, influencing and presentation skills are essential.

To be considered for this role you need to be a registered nurse, energetic and passionate about reducing health inequities, particularly for Māori and Pacific people and confident working directly with whānau/aiga in their homes.

To learn more please contact Well Homes, 0800 675 675, and ask for Vanessa Cameron, or email vanessa.cameron@huttvalleydhb.org.nz.

Please apply online: www.huttvalleydhb.careercentre.net.nz

Location: Lower Hutt

Closing Date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Role profiles

Meet Nikki

Previous Role: Community/Practice Nurse at Ngati Toa Rangatira.

Current Role: Public Health Nurse in Schools

I am approaching my fifth anniversary working as a public health nurse. Over this time I have had various roles including, working in the immunisation team vaccinating year 7 and 8 students in a school, and working as a BCG nurse vaccinating babies (up to two years old) against tuberculosis. Currently, working within the schools my key responsibility, in a nutshell, is child protection. We receive referrals from a range of sources which may include, but is not limited to, the school, medical centre, paediatrics, parents or caregivers, Oranga Tamariki, vision and hearing technician, and the Bee Healthy dental team, to name a few. The referrals can cover a range of issues like physical health, mental health, child protection or developmental.

I enjoy working alongside the child and their families advocating on their behalf and supporting them to navigate the health system which ultimately leads to better health outcomes. A simple thank you from the child or family that I am working with is rewarding and means a lot.

Outside of work, I recently joined a 6 week crossfit challenge and although I have discovered muscles I forgot I had, I am really enjoying the variety of exercises and the encouraging team that I am now a part of.

 

Last updated 16 October 2017.