Nurse Practitioner Geriatric Services

Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

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This newly established senior role has been designed to support the Health of Older Persons Service in South Canterbury and to provide advanced clinical expertise in patient assessment, treatment and care.  This is provided within an interdisciplinary model that best meets the patient requirements and aligns with the vision and value of service.

Day to day this role will facilitate high quality, culturally appropriate and well-coordinated care, and connect with primary, secondary, NGO’s and Aged Care Services.

The successful person in this role will demonstrate effective clinical management along with caseload management and utilise evidence based, advanced holistic assessment and diagnostic skills to diagnose and plan care. Additionally, the person will hold a Nurse Practitioner Qualification, be a member of a relevant national professional body and have advanced learning and contemporary knowledge for the health and rehabilitation of older persons. 

Other success factors for this role will include, 

  • Ability to work across a wide range of patient settings and continuum of care
  • Proven expertise and clinical assessment skills
  • Function as an autonomous practitioner and anticipate and use initiative without direction
  • Ability to self-evaluate and reflect on practice

Why choose Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury?

As one of the country’s smaller regions our people always have room to move and grow - you’ll get a wider exposure to specialties and enjoy the benefits of a flat structure: processes that run smoothly and a fun, friendly culture. With us, you’re more than just a number; you’re part of a team where everyone knows your name.

On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, work-life balance is truly achievable here.

At Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury, integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.

Apply now - this moment is yours!

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We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.

If you have any questions regarding the online application process, please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Application deadline: OPEN

This job advert will close once a suitable applicant is found.

As part of our duty of care towards our patients, it is crucial that all patient-facing staff be fully immunised. If you have made it to the later stages of recruitment, you will be expected to produce your immunisation records for infection control purposes.


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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: AJAN3137996

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: OPEN