August & September 2017 Graduate programmes – (NETP/NESP) intakes

Waikato DHB will be recruiting End of Year for January (NESP) February & March (NETP) intakes 2018

Candidates need to apply via the ACE website to be eligible:

  • NESP positions are fixed term for 12 months at 0.8FTE (8 days per fortnight) and include support and full funding for academic study and completion of a full post graduate certificate
  • NETP positions are fixed term for 13 months at 0.9FTE (9 days per fortnight) and include support and full funding for academic study and completion of one paper towards completion of a post graduate certificate.
  • Transition to RN2 roles – for those who work within the DHB and complete the Graduate (NETP/NESP) programmes there is a facilitated process to support ongoing employment into year two (RN2) vacancies and for NETP – to receive funding to undertake a second paper and complete their post graduate certificate.
Applications open Wednesday 16 August - 9am  
Applications close Tuesday 12 September - 5pm 

Interviews will be held at the Waikato Hospital site

To be held over 3 days : Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4  & Thursday 5 October  inclusive

NESP Programme start date: January 2018

Monday 15 January 2018  

NETP Programme start dates: February  2018 and
March 2018 

Tuesday 14 February 2018
OR/  Monday 26 March 2018

Eligibility criteria for entry to the NETP and NESP programmes

You will:

  • Be a permanent NZ resident or NZ citizen AT TIME OF APPLICATION
  • Hold a nursing degree from a three year NZ nursing programme accredited by the Nursing Council of New Zealand
  • Have not completed the nursing degree longer than 24 months prior to entry to the programme
  • Have registration within the registered nurse scope of practice with Nursing Council of New Zealand
  • Have a current annual practising certificate
  • Have not practised as a registered nurse at 0.8FTE or more for longer than 6 months prior to entry to the programme
  • Make an application for the NETP programme via ACE

Potential placements areas for graduate programmes in early 2018 are indicated below:

NESP x 10 DHB based positions in total will be available in early 2018

Mental Health and Addiction Services placement areas: are provided in both inpatient settings (based in the Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre located on the Waiora Waikato hospital campus) and in community settings.

  • Adult Mental health
  • Forensics
  • Mental Health for Older People
  • Community (Adult Mental health; Infant Child and Youth)

IMPORTANT ELIGIBILITY NOTE:
To be eligible to take up a position on the NESP programme, Waikato DHB requires all NESP participants to have a full drivers licence on commencement of the NESP programme

NETP x 74 DHB based positions in total will be available in February/March 2018

At the Waiora Waikato hospital campus Hamilton, and our Waikato regional rural hospital campuses - (Thames, Te Kuiti, Tokoroa and Taumurunui)

Waikato hospital placement areas:

  • General surgery
  • ENT surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Burns/Plastics/Maxillofacial/Urology
  • Intensive Care & Cardiac Care Units
  • Cardiothoracic surgery and vascular ward; Cath lab
  • Intraoperative services (includes theatres DOSA, PACU, Interventional Radiology areas)
  • Oncology
  • Internal medicine
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Acute Medical (assessment) Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Renal medicine
  • Regional Dialysis in-centre
  • Outpatient Department
  • Child Health – Paediatric medical and surgical wards; Neonatal ICU (NICU)
  • Health of Older People (DHB)

Rural Hospitals placement areas:

  • Thames hospital: 4 places in total: Emergency; Medicine; Rehab, Surgery
  • Tokoroa hospital: 1 place - Inpatient ward
  • Taumarunui hospital: 1 place - Inpatient ward
  • TeKuiti hospital: 2 places - Inpatient ward

These rural campus sites offer the RN graduate a comprehensive experience within general ED and in-patient settings.  Education days are held at the Waikato hospital campus.

NOTE:
It is important that you indicate in your cover letter accompanying your ACE application if you are interested in employment in a rural hospital setting, and in which rural location

Public Health Nurse /District Nursing / Rural teams: placement areas

  • PHN / DN based teams – 2 places are available in the DN/PHN rural based teams  

Non- DHB settings: placement areas
These placements are jointly supported by the DHB and educator and preceptor teams working within these settings.  NETP education days are provided at the Waiora Waikato hospital site alongside DHB based participants

  •   Waikato Hospice – 1 place 
  •  Aged Residential Care – (potential positions - numbers to be confirmed

NOTE:
Please note it is important that you indicate in your cover letter if you are interested in working in the Hospice or Aged Residential Care provider (ARC) environment.

Primary health care and community –

  • Primary Care (potential positions – number to be confirmed)

As yet we do not have confirmation of GP practices who may wish to participate in the upcoming graduate programme in early 2018
NOTE:
Please indicate in your cover letter if you are interested in working in a primary care setting (e.g.GP practice; Iwi provider, etc)

Corrections Service – An application via ACE is also required to be eligible for funding to undertake a graduate programme with Corrections. 

If you are interested in a NETP position with Corrections as a registered nurse in the prison clinical team, please contact Ross Dinnington-Curle direct for further information.
Email: Ross.Curle-Dinnington@corrections.govt.nz

Southern Cross Hospital (Hamilton) An application via ACE is required to complete an ACE application to be eligible for funding to undertake a graduate programme with Southern Cross. 

Southern Cross has a direct application process -
Please access the link below for further information on positions available in Southern Cross hospital and how to apply.