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Position Title: Nurse Educator - NICU (Dunedin)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Fixed term Part time (20hour/ per week)
Date Posted: 10/09/2019
Application Closing Date: 22/09/2019 11PM
Job #: 059571
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Nurse Educator - NICU

Dunedin Hospital

  • Fixed Term contract (Parental Leave Cover)  until 08/01/2021
  • 0.5 FTE – 20 hours Per week


About the Team

Our NICU team cares for over 350 babies and families each year from across the Southern District. We have a dedicated team of Nurses who have an important role in supporting the safety and wellbeing of babies and families.

About the Role – what’s in it for me?

We are looking for a Nurse Educator to step into this 0.5 FTE parental leave cover role to continue to support new and existing staff within the NICU environment with the provision of education, training and resources that ensure practice is current, evidence based and fit for purpose.

A born communicator and collaborator, with the inherent ability to build successful working relationships, this role will see you working alongside nurses, medical colleagues as well as other educators within the wider PDU team to provide practice and professional development opportunities that enhance service delivery, quality and safety alongside improved patient outcomes.

About You

You will have considerable post registration experience in nursing, professional credibility in the clinical setting with the confidence and passion for supporting and developing our nurses.  Participating in the recruitment of new nurses, developing and implementing their orientation programme is all part of the job.  You must have first-rate knowledge of the professional standards and regulations for Nurses plus superior written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

It is essential that you are a Registered Nurse with a current practising certificate and either hold or be working towards an appropriate postgraduate qualification. 

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

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.

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.


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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