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Position Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist – Ophthalmology Outpatients
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.8 FTE
Date Posted: 30/07/2019
Application Closing Date: 25/08/2019 11PM
Job #: 059128
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Clinical Nurse Specialist – Ophthalmology Outpatients

Southland Hospital

  • Permanent, 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week)
  • Use your experience and expertise to make a real difference to our patient’s health outcomes
  • Don’t let the opportunity for career progression pass you by!


We are now seeking applications from dynamic and career driven Registered Nurses, preferably with experience in Ophthalmology or a strong desire to grow in this area, to help us continue to provide top quality, patient centred care on a permanent basis in a Clinical Nurse Specialist role.

About the Role

As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will promote quality nursing care through research based practice and be responsible for patient care and quality improvement initiatives. You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team, educating and sharing knowledge with patients and outpatients staff so outstanding relationship-building skills are essential.

The Ophthalmology Outpatient Department is a busy, challenging and rewarding place to work. The role calls for someone willing to advocate for patients and who strives to improve efficiency in the patient journey, so whether you are behind the scenes or on the floor, you will have ample opportunity to make a difference for staff and patients alike.

What’s on Offer

  • A fantastic opportunity to apply and extend your nursing skills, providing you a platform for self-directed but supported professional development.
  • A varied and dynamic work environment.
  • Nurse led clinics which includes working with the wider multidisciplinary teams.
  • Working hours that afford you your desired work-life balance.
  • Meaningful work in a diverse speciality

About You

We are looking for a positive and confident Registered Nurse who has the drive and enthusiasm to motivate staff and engage them in their clinical development; you will be a respected professional in your own right, and an exceptional team member with strong communication skills.

To be considered for the role you will be a committed team member with a passion for modelling quality nursing practise.  You will have excellent communication and relationship building skills and have a minimum of 5 years practice within the defined scope of clinical speciality, and a post graduate diploma (or working towards) and/or a master’s degree. It is also expected that you will have achieved / or be working towards Level 3 / 4 PDRP.


Location, location, location!

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 August 2019

For further information please contact Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Services & Radiology Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9571 or Email:

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