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Position Title: Nurse Educator for ICU - Dunedin
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Part time (36hours/per week)
Date Posted: 10/09/2019
Application Closing Date: 22/09/2019 11PM
Job #: 059518
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Nurse Educator for ICU


  • Full time position - Permanent 0.9 FTE & 0.1 FTE 1 year fixed term


This exciting opportunity exists in the Dunedin Hospital ICU to join a growing team in a redeveloping unit, with a dynamic and multi-disciplinary model of patient care. 

About the Team

The ICU unit is going to double in size through several stages of redevelopment. The last stage is due to be completed in 2020. The completely redeveloped unit will cover the whole of the fifth floor and house 18 beds, through the amalgamation of two surgical HDUs with the ICU. With all these exciting changes on the horizon, there is no better time to join us!

About the Role – what’s in it for me?

The primary purpose of the role is to assist with the onboarding and ongoing practice and professional development of new and existing staff in the ICU that ensure certification standards for accreditation are met. This role will see you working alongside new graduate nurses to seasoned professionals across the nursing and medical spectrum. You will be instrumental in ensuring the successful establishment and ‘bedding in’ of our new state of the art facility.

About You

You will be a New Zealand Registered Nurse with a current annual practicing certificate and a post graduate qualification in a relevant field. Knowledge of, and proven performance in adult teaching and learning principles is essential. You must have a minimum of 4 years work experience in an ICU or similar environment. You’ll be PDRP proficient and have excellent computer skills, particularly Microsoft Excel.

You need to have excellent communication skills as you will be dealing with a diverse range of individuals as well as people at all levels of the organization, in this fast paced dynamic environment. This is a demanding and challenging role, where the successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills and the ability to ‘own’ their decisions. In particular you will have a real passion for supporting & developing new staff in this fast growing department. Assisting them through procedures and protocols allowing them to flourish, once they have been shown the ropes.

If you are a networker, a leader and a role model; with recognised teaching, mentoring and coaching skills, have a sound knowledge of ICU/HDU processes; and you align with Southern DHBs values and objectives then we welcome your interest in joining our team.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it 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.

About the Southern DHB

The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.


Closing Date: Sunday 22nd September 2019

For further information please contact Sam Cunningham, Recruitment Advisor, Corporate and Women’s & Children’s Health Directorates Phone: (03) 213 5427 or Email:

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