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Practice Nurse

Practice Nurse

Practice Nurse

Ara Health Centre, Christchurch Primary Health Organisation

Closing Date : 07 Jun 2020

City Campus
Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week)

  • Assess, facilitate, and provide primary health care services for Ara students
  • Work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Contribute positively to the student experience, engagement, and success

The Ara Health Centre is a member practice of Christchurch Primary Health Organisation. The team provides a primary health care and limited occupational health service to students and staff of Ara in collaboration with medical practitioners, nurses, and counsellors. Promotion of health and wellbeing is an important and active aspect of the work of the Centre.

The role

The Practice Nurse is a member of the Ara Health Centre team, based at the City Campus, with a service also sited at the Trades campus in Woolston. The primary responsibility is the assessment, triage and treatment of presenting illnesses, accidents, and emergencies, and assisting clients to make informed choices about their health. Health promotion and education is an important part of this role.


  • Safe and highly competent assessment of presenting complaints for a wide range of physical, psychological, and psycho-social issues, including ordering and carrying out lab tests and other assessments
  • Treat or facilitate the optimum treatment of presenting complaints within scope of professional practice
  • Refer and liaise with other health professionals to ensure optimum treatment is provided
  • Ensure that client confidentiality is always maintained
  • Attend to requests for assistance and emergencies around campus as required
  • Work closely and effectively as a team member with Health Centre staff and contracted providers
  • Provide the highest standard of infection control practice with clients and within the Health Centre environment


  • Must have Medtech 32 skills and experience
  • Experience and skills in working with people with mental ill health
  • Be an authorised vaccinator, and cervical smear taker
  • Excellent communication skills, and computer literacy
  • Recent clinical experience in primary health care
  • An ability to work un-supervised in a primary healthcare setting
  • Working knowledge and experience in youth health issues
  • Preference will be given to those who have experience and confidence in Te Ao Māori


Enjoy excellent employment conditions, professional and skill development, a great central city location and access to modern on-site facilities including Gym/Recreation Centre with free staff yoga and group fitness sessions, Library, Visions on Campus Restaurant, two Childcare Centres and a Health Centre.

To apply

We accept applications via our online application system.

For a job description and/or to apply online please visit

If you have any queries in relation to the vacancy or application process, please contact the People and Culture team via or 03 940 8623. Emailed applications will not be considered.

Applications close Sunday, 7 June 2020.

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