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Position Title: Registered Nurse – Perioperative Day Ward
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.8 FTE / 32 hours per week
Date Posted: 16/09/2020
Application Closing Date: 27/09/2020 11PM
Job #: 063880
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Registered Nurse – Perioperative Day Ward
Southland Hospital

  • Parental leave cover opportunity until October 2021
  • 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week)
  • Utilise your Day Ward Nursing experience 

Are you a confident nurse with great people skills?

Our Day Ward at Southland Hospital is looking for a superstar nurse with experience working in a day ward environment to keep the flow of patients moving through the ward efficiently.

About the Opportunity
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! 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.

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. While this role is primarily based in the day ward, you should apply with understanding that you may be required to assist elsewhere in the Perioperative service as and when needed. 

The work in this area is varied and interesting and you will have many opportunities to develop professionally. Capability development is a high priority for us – there is ample opportunity for professional development. Further, learning opportunities present themselves every day, proactive and engaged learners wanting to take full advantage of the opportunities in the environment will have ample opportunity to enhance their repertoire of skills. Our team are dedicated, professional and on hand to provide you with mentorship and support

About you
We’re looking for someone who’s experienced and organised, friendly and calm, able to work independently and at the same time genuinely interested in the best outcome for both patient and team. You will bring excellent assessment skills and a passion and focus for working with families/whanau to provide a high standard of care. You will be an exceptional team player who has strong communication skills and the ability to be flexible with work shifts. Additionally, you will naturally embody the Southern DHB values of Kind (Manaakitanga), Open (Pono), Positive (Whaiwhakaaro) and Community (Whanaungatanga) through your interactions with patients and colleagues. 

  • Current registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council and a current APC, with the right to work in New Zealand.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other professionals
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • The ability to be adaptable, flexible and solution focused
  • Previous Perioperative nursing experience is essential

Closing Date: Sunday, 27 September 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 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.

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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