Nursing at Starship

At Starship Child Health you will find a rewarding career in paediatric nursing.

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Nursing is at the heart of the care of children at Starship. Nurses at all levels play a key role in transforming services to meet the needs of children and their families/whanau. We have nurses from around the world working in our teams and we value the contribution that this brings to nursing care delivery.

We believe that all children/young people and their family/whanau have the right to quality health care which is individualised across the continuum.

In collaboration with the child/young person family/whanau, child health nurses value the uniqueness of children/young people and will provide nursing care to ensure their optimal health outcome.

Nursing practice is focused on encouraging innovation, collaboration and professional excellence in nursing care delivery to achieve effective patient outcomes through family/whanau centred care.

Nursing roles at Starship

  • Nurse Director

  • Nurse Consultant

  • Nurse Unit Manager

  • Charge Nurse

  • Clinical Charge Nurse

  • Nursing Research Fellow

  • Nurse Practitioner

  • Nurse Specialist

  • Clinical Specialty Nurse

  • Nurse Educator

  • Clinical Coach

  • Staff Nurse

  • Starship Community Nurse

Clinical specialties

As a major teaching hospital and paediatric tertiary provider of care Starship offers a wide range of nursing specialities within the hospital and in the community. We seek to lead the nation in paediatric service delivery, in the provision of pre and post-graduate nursing education, and through the building of our reputation as a national centre of excellence in paediatrics.

Nurses come to work here to utilise their skills in specialty care, improving outcomes for our children and young people, or to gain experience in one of the speciality services at Starship.

What we offer

Nursing with us at Starship Child Health offers both excellent career development and progression potential. Our skilled and innovative nursing team is committed to the provision of excellence in nursing care in response to service needs. With a well-supported collegial multi-disciplinary team where nurses are listened to, you can be sure your opinion counts. In addition, we offer the following:

  • An orientation period tailored to your previous nursing experience

  • Having a preceptor to help you achieve the familiarisation and orientation competencies for your area

  • Educational support to achieve the Professional Development and Recognition Programme

  • Financial recognition of nursing levels as per nationally-agreed multi-employer collective agreements

  • A structured process of performance evaluation

  • Financial assistance for education via the nurses and midwives continuing education fund as per the NZNO multi-employer collective agreement

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy.

Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Core Children's Worker as defined by the Act.

Apply today to find your ideal role at Starship