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Job Application

Clinical Nurse Specialist Māori – Cancer Care Coordination

Clinical Nurse Specialist Māori – Cancer Care Coordination

Permanent full-time role

Cancer Services - North Shore Hospital

Waitemata District Health Board (WDHB) is a major provider of healthcare services in the Western and Northern Districts of Auckland, supported by Waitakere and North Shore Hospitals. We are committed to ‘Best care for Everyone’ - our patients and their families, our community & iwi, and the healthcare workforce.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered Nurse to fill this Senior Nurse role. You will champion the provision of high quality healthcare to improve cancer outcomes and patient experience for Māori.

You will work with a number of health professionals and health services to ensure Māori get early access to cancer services and experience optimal treatment pathways. You will work in partnership with cancer nurse specialists from all tumour streams to provide expert coordination and case management for Māori.

You will provide cultural advice and advocacy to support the patient, whānau and wider healthcare team, ensuring care is personalised and appropriate, and assist staff to understand the cultural implications of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

You will leverage your clinical leadership, critical thinking, cultural knowledge and communication skills to build effective relationships with staff in a variety of services to: 

  • Lead the enhancement of the cancer pathway for Māori patients through interprofessional collaboration
  • Participate in the design and implementation of a programme of quality improvement that addresses the experience and outcome of Māori cancer patients
  • Advocate for an improved experience and equity of outcome
  • Provide education and clinical teaching

As a minimum you have 5 years post registration experience and have achieved RN Level 4, or equivalent. You have a reputation for excellence and either have or are pursuing post-graduate qualifications in Health Science/Nursing. You will ideally be experienced in providing care to Maori. Orientation and support will be provided to learn specialist cancer knowledge.

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