Clinical Nurse Specialist – Diabetes

Location: Nelson Hospital, with flexibility to travel district wide

  • Be part of a vibrant team committed to client-centred care
  • Work collaboratively to help lead best practice in diabetes care across the community
  • Two permanent 0.7FTE positions  

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ēnei mahi (About these positions)

We are looking for two enthusiastic and experienced Senior Registered Nurses, with extensive clinical expertise in the diabetes specialty, to join our district-wide Diabetes Nursing Service on a permanent part-time basis. 

These roles provide clinical expertise and leadership to ensure safe and effective services to individual clients. The roles have a key focus on the teaching of health professionals, patients and whānau through facilitation of both formal and informal learning opportunities. The Diabetes Service covers the continuum of care for both adults and children across primary and secondary services. 

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will have a minimum of 5 years recent clinical experience at a senior nurse level. You will have participated in service and care planning, within multidisciplinary teams of professionals, focused on effective delivery of diabetes care.

Additional key requirements for these positions include:

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Nursing
  • Extensive validated clinical expertise within diabetes care and education to people with diabetes
  • Evidence of attainment of Senior Nurse Level PDRP (or working towards)
  • Current registration and annual practising certificate
  • Leadership, teamwork and collaboration skills integral to continuity of service delivery
  • Good time management skills and ability to manage work in a planned and coordinated manner. 

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork. 

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information) 

Ngā huanga o ēnei mahi (The benefits of these positions) 

As key clinical leadership positions within the nursing service at Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH), the CNS role will provide the next step in advanced nursing practice. You will enjoy working in partnership with patients, whānau and multidisciplinary practitioners providing key evidence based nursing knowledge, practice and leadership to achieve optimum outcomes for people with diabetes across our region. 

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. 

For role specific information please contact Joyce Forsyth – ADON & Operations Manager Wairau Hospital via or 022 012 5271, or Jill Clendon ADON & Operations Manager – Ambulatory Care via or 027 532 2047. 

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form. 

Ref: N20-178 

Applications close: Sunday 7th June

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N20-178

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 7 June 2020