Clinical Nurse Liaison

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, senior nurse educator, to join our Heart Healthcare team.

About the team

The Heart Foundation is New Zealand’s heart health charity, dedicated to stopping people in New Zealand dying prematurely from heart disease and enable people with heart disease to live full lives. Our Heart Healthcare team aims to achieve better outcomes for people and whānau impacted by heart disease. We support health professionals, those living with heart disease, their families and whānau by providing high quality resources, training, guidance and advice.

About the role

You will work closely with our Medical Director, GP Champions, and other Nurse Liaison staff, as well as the wider primary and secondary care sectors, to achieve better outcomes for people and whānau impacted by heart disease. 

You will champion and enable primary care to implement CVD Risk Assessment and Management strategies   particularly in high risk populations. This will include being an expert resource and working with primary and secondary care to understand their needs, and tailor training solutions that can be practically delivered on a national scale or with targeted regions. You will provide advice and support to enable quality improvement initiatives across primary and secondary care.

You will lead the development and delivery of training and other support that ensures the ongoing competence of the Heart Foundation workforce, such as the Heart Health Advocates, as well as being the on-hand expert for clinical advice and queries.

You will promote evidence-based support to our consumers. You will work with colleagues to develop clinically accurate and engaging information (digital/online and hard copy) for a wide range of consumers, their families and whānau, to help them manage their CVD risk and prevent secondary events.

Hours and travel notes

  • The role will require work outside of usual business hours (e.g. to attend evening training sessions)
  • It is anticipated that the majority of the time will be spent at the Heart Foundation’s National Office at 9 Kalmia Street, Ellerslie, Auckland but the work will often require work outside this office including travel across New Zealand and at times 1-3 nights away from Auckland (at the Heart Foundation’s expense).

Your skills and attributes


  • A tertiary qualification in nursing (with, or working towards post graduate studies)
  • Current NZ practising certificate
  • Experience in developing and providing training of health and non-health audiences to achieve key outcomes
  • Experience in primary and secondary care, long term conditions, and/or cardiovascular disease
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Intermediate+ Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • A valid, clean full drivers' licence


  • Certification in adult learning
  • Experience working with PHOs and providers who service Māori and other high needs populations
  • Project management skills
  • Specialist skills and/or a qualification in cardiovascular disease
  • Experience in quality improvement techniques
  • Proven leadership and networking skills
  • Experience in the creative and co-design processes of developing health literate resources and online tools
  • Experience in developing e-learning tools

To apply

To apply for this Auckland based role, permanent full/part-time role, please send your CV and cover letter, sharing your motivation/s for applying to Cecile Woods, Human Resources Advisor:

This job closes on 12 July 2019. 

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