West Coast District Health Board

B4 School Coordinator

West Coast District Health Board

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 12-12-2017


New Zealand

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The West Coast DHB is looking for a dynamic Registered Nurse with a passion for child health to work in their community as a B4 School Coordinator (.8FTE).

B4 School Check is a free health check for all children aged 4 years with an aim to empower parents and their children to be involved and prepared for learning at age 5 for start of school. This check will include a vision and hearing screening and allow the parent to discuss any developmental or behavioural concerns that could/would affect the child's ability to learn at school.

The work will cover the entire West Coast in collaboration with our Public Health Nurses and Rural Nurse specialists as you organize clinics, complete any required referrals, case manage/follow up children referred to external providers and maintain data on the MOH website. As this is an autonomous role you will have excellent organisational skills and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work within a diverse MDT and a wide range of people from all walks of life. Integral to this role will be your experience in community consultation and liaison alongside your networking ability as it will see you strengthen and maintain strong linkage amongst education and health providers on the West Coast.

It is envisaged you will have Well Child experience, ideally with a post graduate qualification in child health or be working towards one. Your experience could come from Plunket, ICAMHS or Public Health Nursing or GP practice and knowledge of Te Reo and Tikanga best practice and an understanding of Ottawa Charter (health promotion and education) is desirable.

For more information please see the position description on our website or contact John Ray, recruitment specialist on john.ray@westcoastdhb.health.nz

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