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Position Title: Registered Nurse – Perioperative Services
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.8 FTE - 1.0 FTE (32-40 hours per week)
Date Posted: 02/06/2020
Application Closing Date: 31/07/2020 11PM
Job #: 060914
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Registered Nurse – Perioperative Services
Southland Hospital

  • Looking for a lifestyle change?
  • Experienced theatre nurses required
  • Permanent opportunities available, 0.8 – 1.0 FTE (32 - 40 hours per week)

Sick of sitting in that traffic jam? 
Fed up of the long commute and want to get some time back? 
Come and join us in one of New Zealand’s most scenic locations and get more time doing the things you love – you really can have it all! 

About the opportunity
We are looking for experienced theatre nurses with a “can do”, positive attitude to join our Perioperative Service in our operating theatres based in Southland Hospital. Our passionate team is focused on patient centred care, and take great pride in improving the health and wellbeing of our community, so this passion resonates with you then read on for more details about your perfect opportunity!  

Our service presents a busy environment, one that is navigated on a daily basis through a team based model of care, so it is essential you have a kind nature and the ability to adapt to rapidly changing clinical situations. Recent Perioperative nursing experience and sound clinical skills are essential in ensuring the patient journey is a smooth one. You’ll have access to ongoing professional development and given the wide geographical area the hospital covers, there will be many opportunities for variety in your work which lends itself to both your professional and personal development.

You’ll find yourself part of a friendly and professional team working in a modern hospital with first rate facilities. We take great pride in our sense of community down South, and you will see this in the tight knit family feel amongst the staff. Invercargill itself is a modern city offering easy access to many outstanding leisure pursuits.

The hours of work are Monday to Sunday, rostered shifts of 8 or 10 hours in duration. You will also be required to participate in an on-call roster. You will need to be registered in accordance with the Health Practitioner Competency Act 2003 as a New Zealand Registered Nurse and hold a current Practising Certificate.

Why Southland?
Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! 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 and for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau.

Please note that due to urgent service need, we can only accept applications from Registered Nurses who hold a valid NZ work visa or have the right to live and work in NZ with at least 2 years of recent Perioperative nursing experience.

Closing Date: Friday, 31 July 2020
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 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.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for. 

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