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Position Title: Registered Nurse – Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.9 FTE
Date Posted: 25/11/2019
Application Closing Date: 08/12/2019 11PM
Job #: 060138
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Registered Nurse – Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU)

Dunedin Hospital


  • Parental Leave Cover, 0.9 FTE opportunity 20 Dec 2019 – 15 Jan 2021
  • Use your experience and expertise to make a real different to our patient’s health outcomes


About the Southern DHB

Here at the Southern DHB, we are firmly committed to providing our patients with the highest level of care. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


About the Team

We’re a specialised unit providing post anaesthetic care to surgical patients. Our service covers both elective and acute thoracic, neurosurgical, ENT, ophthalmology, maxillofacial, urology, general surgery, vascular, gynaecology, orthopaedic and paediatric surgical specialties.  We also care for procedures that occur outside of the theatre complex.


About the Role – what’s in it for me?

If you are looking for:

  • autonomy in your nursing practice
  • experience in a broad range of specialties
  • generally sociable working hours


And you are:

  • someone who thrives in a close knit team environment
  • ready for a new challenge and/or a change from the ward
  • able to make rapid decisions and prompt interventions
  • confident in taking a step up in terms of clinical responsibility
  • well experienced but still keen to grow your skillset


Then it’s here, working with us that your depth of experience and confidence will come into their own.  Further, you’ll develop airway management skills and acquire acute pain management experience in this dynamic environment. We provide a comprehensive orientation and absolutely guarantee you’ll learn new skills to complement your present skill set. The work load is mostly between 0800hr and 1930hr but you work one weekend in four with one afternoon per week plus night call.


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 8 December 2019

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

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