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Learning and development is crucial to ensuring the success of both our employees and the organisation

St George's Hospital believes that learning and development is crucial to ensuring the success of both our employees and the organisation. Education programmes are designed to be relevant to the development of employees and their careers as well as meeting the needs of the organisation.

National and international conferences and seminars

Staff are encouraged and supported to attend / participate in conferences and seminars if relevant to their professional development or clinical practice.

 

Professional development

PDRP Programme for Nurses and QLP for Midwives

St George’s is linked in to the CDHB Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP) for Nurses and the Quality Leadership Programme (QLP) for Midwives. The programme aims to:

  • Meet the requirements of Nursing Council of NZ's competency-based practising certificates
  • Meet the requirement and standards for the Midwifery Council of NZ
  • Recognise the commitment, professionalism and competence of nursing / midwifery staff in the delivery of patient / midwifery care
  • Support RN's / MW's in demonstrating their level of competency and expertise within their practice area
  • Recognise, acknowledge and value an RN's /MW's level of practice and contribution to their clinical area, customer service and the organisation as a whole
  • Provide monetary recognition for RN's whose application is accepted at Proficient and Expert level and MW’s at Confident and Leadership level
  • Advance professional development
  • Promote job satisfaction and facilitate the retention of expert nurses in clinical practice

RN’s who have achieved a successful application at Competent, Proficient or Expert level are exempt from Nursing Council audit when renewing their Annual Practising Certificate. All eligible nurses and midwives are encouraged to participate in the programme.

Clinical Practice Programmes

Clinical Practice Programmes are available for Anaesthetic Technicians, CSSD Technicians and Nursery Assistants. The programmes aim to:

  • Formally recognise advanced level of skill and practice
  • Promote excellence in patient care and treatment
  • Ensure quality of service and customer satisfaction
  • To facilitate the retention of Anaesthetic Technicians, Nursery Assistants and CSSD Technicians in clinical practice
  • To promote increased job satisfaction
  • To encourage self-development and recognition of self-worth
  • To support professional development and utilisation of knowledge and skill

All eligible employees are encouraged to participate in these programmes.

 

New graduate nurse programme

St George's offers new graduates a friendly and supportive learning environment across a wide range of services and diverse specialties. This provides extensive learning and development opportunities.

The programme is designed to be flexible and offer graduates the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge across the scope of our services. Graduates receive a full orientation programme under the guidance of experienced preceptors.

New graduate positions are available in the operating theatre, recovery, and surgical ward.

Applicants must:

  • Be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents
  • Hold a Bachelor of Nursing Degree from a New Zealand Nursing Programme or equivalent overseas university qualification
  • Hold a New Zealand Registered Nurse registration and a current Annual Practice Certificate with no restrictions that would have a negative impact on ability to participate in the programme
  • Have graduated within the last two years and practiced as a Registered Nurse for less than six months at the time the programme commences

Recruitment process

  • Positions will be advertised on the St George's Hospital website and through SEEK approximately four months before commencement dates
    • Apply online by completing the application form on the website
    • Please ensure your CV includes two referees and their contact details (preferably Nurse Educator/Preceptor/Clinical Tutor)
    • Provide your most recent academic transcript
    • Provide proof of permanent residency/citizenship
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview
  • Applicants will be advised of interview outcomes and offers made accordingly once referees have been contacted
  • It is not a requirement to have completed a clinical placement at St George’s Hospital to be considered for a new graduate position

For further information on the programme please contact Wendy Davie: wendy.davie@stgeorges.org.nz

 

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