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E aha Ana - Up, too! A Te Whakatōhea Podcast

Introducing "E aha Ana - Up, too!"

A Te Whakatōhea Podcast

Join our Hosts, Takapau Flavell & Ria Brosnan, our Kaitiaki Kaitūhono - Iwi Connectors, and Zane Edwardson, our creative producer, as they kōrero with whānau on lots of topics ao Māori on "E aha Ana."

So, grab your cuppa, settle in, chill out, and have a katakata as we share kōrero stories, wisdom, and laughter.

Pānui & Notices

Panui & Notices
Hiring Updates

Exciting Career Opportunities
Join Our Team Today! 

As our organisation continues to grow and invest in the well-being of its people, we need to increase its capacity and skilled capabilities.  


If you're motivated by a sense of purpose and have a genuine passion for contributing to the well-being of those in your community, we encourage you to submit your application and become a valuable part of our team.


We have the following positions available for you to apply:

Positions available with Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board
Positions available with Te Pou Oranga o Whakatōhea

General Practice Nurse Ā tātou kōrero - Our story The Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board (‘Trust’) is situated in Ōpōtiki, a coastal town in the sunny Bay of Plenty. The Trust was established in 1952 and its primary role is to administer the assets of the trust on behalf of its beneficiaries and in accordance with the Māori Trust Board Act 1955. The Trust’s long-term vision ”Ko te kai hoki i Waiaua - to be the food bowl that feeds the world”, confirms the Trusts entrepreneurial spirit, grounded in matauranga (knowledge) which weaves together our future strategic aspirations of being well educated, healthy, socially connected, economically and commercially sound; and living in a thriving environment. With the recent signing of the Whakatōhea Treaty Settlement, we are about to experience another period of growth. The Settlement will see the return of significant assets which will support numerous developments currently underway e.g. Whakatōhea Aquaculture program, the Ōpōtiki harbour development, and other land-based developments. It’s an exciting time to be a part of our continued success story. Te āheinga - The opportunity: The Practice Nurse provides Primary care nursing support, patient interventions and treatment within the Health Centre. As part of the general practice team you will work within your scope of practice and be responsible for providing patient-centred, culturally appropriate and individual holistic care to patients. The Practice Nurse works closely with doctors and other team members to provide efficient, effective, professional nursing services. We are open to applications for both full-time and part-time positions. Ngā Kawenga me ngā Mahi – Duties & responsibilities: Provide Primary Care Nursing Services as follows: Urgent triage (including resuscitation, stabilisation and assisting with assessment as necessary); Assessment of the urgency and severity of presenting problems through history taking, and examination before referral to the appropriate GP. Assessment can be via telephone or 1:1 consultation with patient. Follow-up of patient test results and communication with patients where appropriate. Undertaking treatment options and carrying out appropriate clinical interventions and procedures, including but not limited to counselling, advising and providing information. Set-up and assist with minor surgery. Health screening. Acting as a chaperone as required. Attending home visits as requested. Comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act2003 and HIPC 2004. Comply with the HDC Patient Code of Rights. Comply with established health and safety policies regarding handling of instruments, infection control, storage of drugs and disposal of sharps and other potentially dangerous equipment and substances. Comply with current NZ legislation. All complaints to be referred to the Practice Manager in the first instance. Complies with practice procedures/policies Work within scope of practice Ngā wheako me ngā pūkenga - Experience & Skills required: Registered Nurse qualification with a current practising certificate in New Zealand. Proven experience providing acute primary nursing care services, including urgent triage, assessment of presenting problems, and clinical interventions. Competence in urgent triage procedures, including resuscitation, stabilisation, cannulation, and assisting with assessments as necessary. Familiarity with standardised standing orders for treatment or referral, including referral to general practice, ambulance services, and on-call GPs. Adherence to privacy regulations such as the Privacy Act 2003 and HIPC 2004, as well as compliance with the HDC Patient Code of Rights. Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. Commitment to upholding the integrity of our uara/values Adherence to policies and procedures related to safety, health, and resource management. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to advocate for rangatahi and build strong stakeholder partnerships. Culturally competent and sensitive to the needs of others and relates to people in an open, confident, and friendly manner. If your skills and experience match this role, please APPLY NOW! Submit your expression of interest to requesting the job description.

Positions available with Pou Oranga Whaiora
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Kaiāwhina (Casual or Part-time) Te āheinga - The opportunity: The Kaiawhina in the Pou Oranga Whaiora Residential Service is responsible for providing holistic support to individuals seeking recovery from methamphetamine and other drug dependencies. This role involves implementing culturally sensitive interventions, incorporating traditional Māori healing modalities and values with Western recovery practice to promote overall well-being and sustainable recovery. These opportunities are casual positions, in a 24 hour facility, therefore there are a range of shifts available (shift work, roster based scheduling). Ngā Kawenga me ngā Mahi – Duties & responsibilities: · Provide one-on-one support to whaiora, addressing their physical, social, and emotional needs, within a safe and supportive environment. · Facilitate group sessions focussing on recovery, coping mechanisms and life skills. · Assist in the development and delivery of culturally appropriate recovery programs that are mana enhancing. · Administer and prescribed medications to whaiora as per the designated schedule and maintain records as per process. · Collaborate with whaiora to identify personal recovery goals, during and post-residential treatment. · Prepare regular reports, keep accurate reports of incidents. · Collaborate with the clinical team, counsellors and internal and external organisations. Ngā wheako me ngā pūkenga - Experience & Skills required: Level 4 Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions, or Addictions. Experience in providing support services to individuals with substance abuse issues, preferably in a Māori cultural context. Knowledge of traditional Māori healing modalities and values, and a willingness to integrate them into the support services. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to establish rapport with whaiora and their whanau. Empathy, cultural sensitivity, and a non-judgmental attitude towards individuals with addiction issues. Basic understanding of medication administration protocols and adherence to safety guidelines. Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail for accurate documentation and reporting. Commitment to ongoing professional development and cultural competency training. Available for casual shifts on weekdays, weekends, nights or days. If this chance aligns with your aspirations, we encourage you to submit your application. Click on "Apply Here". If you would like a copy of the Job Description, please reach out to our team: Due to the large number of applications, we will only contact shortlisted candidates.

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