The role of the Nurse focuses on coordinating and facilitating new patients coming through the centre. Nurses provide a seamless service for the patient from pre-amputation (where possible) through to return of function with a prosthesis.
What you will do
Nurses review referrals and liaise with patients, families and health professionals as required to ensure patients are being seen appropriately and at the right time in their recovery journey. They support patients to identify realistic individual goals, taking into consideration health and lifestyle needs. There is a significant focus on active participation with the patients’ multi-disciplinary care team and involvement in the initial assessment; ensuring that the patient is fully informed and ready for a prosthesis.
Nurses also see patients in the clinic if they are feeling unwell or upset; or require a wound dressing.
Skills and knowledge
This career choice would suit nurses with experience in:
- wound care
- vascular or orthopaedic surgery,
- working autonomously.
There are 17 schools in New Zealand offering a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
A list of providers can be found on the Ministry of Health website.
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