What are you looking for - career progression? specialisation? variety? a great place to live?
Waikato DHB is big enough to offer you the full range - from the adrenaline rush of acute nursing to the personal contact of community nursing.
Our main hospital is in Hamilton, a city known for its respected educational facilities, scientific research, events, parks and gardens, fine cuisine, cafes and culture - but we have a number of smaller hospitals, care facilities and community bases dotted across the extensive Waikato district.
Our health board is going through an exciting modernisation programme that includes service and facility improvements - and this offers opportunities for nurses to become involved in service delivery and other projects that impact of patient care or require input from the nursing profession.
So whether you are looking for a specific nursing role, or a special place to live, or a bold career move... check out what Waikato can offer.
Message from the Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Sue Hayward
The nursing roles within a variety of settings we offer at Waikato DHB reflect the patient’s journey of care, from community to ward setting and back to the community. They also support a nursing career from the newly registered nurse through to charge nurse managers, nurse managers, clinical nurse director, clinical nurse specialists, nurse educators and nurse practitioners.
The Professional Development and Recognition programme (PDRP) is the programme of choice for Waikato DHB nurses to use to progress their career and build on clinical experience. Nurses are also supported with funding that allows for time to be taken in order to enter into post graduate study, conference and workshop attendance.
“Pebbles” and “Kohatu” are two additional programmes for nurses and also midwives who have less than ten years experience. These programmes build on the leadership potential which the participants have already displayed, exposes them to the wider world of health and how as individuals they can influence the future the health care.
My assurance to any nurse wanting to work within our DHB is that you will have challenges, opportunities, be supported to work to your level of expertise and will be valued by the organisation and by the patients you provide care to.