Assessment Unit - Whangarei Hospital | Northland DHB

Assessment Unit - Whangarei Hospital


Are you seeking a role with real impact and meaning? Would you like to be part of an exciting time creating and developing the new Assessment Unit and see the outcome of your work in your community? At Northland DHB, we’re driving health equity for Te Tai Tokerau, and we want you to be a part of our passionate whānau.  

Join Northland DHB and you’ll quickly discover you’re more than part of the team – you belong to our family. 

Northland DHB is committed to a system that is Tiriti (Treaty) based and one that actively and purposefully invests in equitable outcomes for its Māori population.

Northland DHB recognises Māori as tāngata Whenua (first peoples) of New Zealand and have prioritised Māori health. We understand our Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations in relation to:

  • Stewardship
  • Iwi/Māori health development
  • Equity
  • Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge and expertise)



Available Positions 


Clinical Nurse Manager
Full time position

We’re looking for a senior nurse with proven nursing leadership experience and a minimum of 7 years post registration experience.

You will have designated senior nurse PDRP or expert PDRP along with a relevant post graduate diploma.

Preferred candidates will have a master’s degree or will be working towards this.

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Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Part time position working 24 hours per week on a rostered shift basis

We’re looking for a senior nurse with PDRP at Expert level and a minimum of 5 years recent experience working in an Emergency Department.

Preferred candidates will be working towards a post graduate qualification.

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Registered Nurses
Full and part time positions available working on a rostered shift basis

We’re looking for Registered Nurses with experience in acute care settings: medical, surgical, orthopaedic, cardiology, acute assessment environment or emergency care.

You will have advanced assessment skills and experience in the early recognition and management of the deteriorating patient.

If you have CORE training, experience with cardiac monitoring and ECG interpretation it will be an advantage in this fast-paced dynamic environment

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Health Care Assistants
Full and part time positions available working on a rostered shift basis

We’re looking for Northlanders who have an interest in working in a hospital setting. The Assessment Unit is a fast paced dynamic environment so you will have excellent communications skills and the ability to work well under direction.

Training will be provided to the successful candidates and ongoing development opportunities are available.

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A career with Northland DHB will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development – all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both.

Our people live our values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First - People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect - We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring - We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication - We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation


About Northland DHB

The Northland District Health Board (DHB) employs over 3,400 staff. Acute services are provided through the DHB’s four hospitals, based at Whangarei, Dargaville, Kawakawa and Kaitaia, with elective surgery provided at Whangarei and Kaitaia.

A lot is expected of us. Our stakeholders include our patients and consumers, their whānau/family, the people of Northland, our Board, our staff, and the Minister and Ministry of Health. We have obligations to each of them which are refected in our Vision, Mission and Values.

Our Values matter, resonate with us and go a long way to keeping us safe, healthy and happy. They provide the basis for our organisational culture and remind us what's important.

Our RegionMap of Northland

Based in sunny Whangarei there is plenty for you and your family and friends to do here without budget-breaking rents, house prices or traffic jams. World-class hikes, forests, beaches, surfing and diving spots are right on our doorstep with the Poor Knights a leisurely 30-minute drive from the city centre. While you will be in close proximity to the world-renowned Bay of Islands, if entertainment, great restaurants and cafes are sought closer to home the relaxed, holiday atmosphere of the Whangarei waterfront provides the perfect range of choice with family-friendly parks nearby.

Whangarei is set between the bustling city of Auckland and the magic of Cape Reinga.  Steeped in Maori cultural significance the region is also renowned for giant sand dunes and kauri trees, exciting wildlife, vast areas of green farmland and fruit orchards.

We hold the highest average annual temperature in New Zealand, with summer day time temperatures between 22°C - 26°C. Our winters are very mild, with winter nights dropping to around 7°C on the odd occasion. Light frosts are possible but are not common and snow is unheard of in low regions.

The region has an average of 2000 annual sunshine hours, and rainfall is around 1,500 – 2,000mm annually, but approximately one-third of that falls during the winter months of June, July and August.
With a land area of 13,789 km², it is just a bit smaller than Connecticut but bigger than any county in the UK.

Follow these links for more information about living in Whangarei including schooling and education and housing.

Want to know more?

Contact: Keryn Thornton
Phone: +64 9 430 4101 ext. 60487


Ready to make the move?

Contact the Recruitment Team at Northland District Health Board or apply now


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