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Position Title: Nurse Educator - Perioperative
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1 FTE
Date Posted: 07/11/2019
Application Closing Date: 14/11/2019 11PM
Job #: 060062
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Nurse Educator - Perioperative

Dunedin Hospital


  • Permanent, full time opportunity
  • Contribute to the development of staff within the Perioperative service

Internal Applicants Only

We are looking for an experienced nurse educator with a strong perioperative nursing background to promote, facilitate and provide education to the Perioperative nursing team on a permanent, full time basis


About us

The Perioperative Service is a diverse and dynamic environment where you will encounter inter-disciplinary and inter-professional working. It is a place where staff are valued and respected for the knowledge and skills they bring, a place where knowledge and skills are shared in a supportive manner. The team are as diverse as the patients they serve and are adaptable, flexible and innovative. If you are looking for a positive, professional and fun environment to grow your career you will find it here within the Perioperative environment.


About the opportunity

As a Nurse Educator, you will be accountable for ensuring safe nursing care practice standards and promoting patient focused care. Participating in the recruitment of new nurses, developing and implementing their orientation programme is all part of the job. 


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.  You must have first-rate knowledge of the professional standards and regulations for Nurses plus superior written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.


You will be a strong, credible clinical leader with excellent nursing specialty knowledge and impeccable practice standards. 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 Perioperative processes; and you align with Southern DHBs values and objectives then we welcome your interest in joining our team.


Please note this vacancy is only open to current Southern DHB employees


Closing Date: Thursday 14 November 2019

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. For further information please contact Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Services & Radiology Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9571 or Email:


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

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