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Position Title: Registered Nurse - Pre-admission Clinic
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.4 FTE / 16 hours per week
Date Posted: 02/10/2020
Application Closing Date: 18/10/2020 11PM
Job #: 064095
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Registered Nurse - Pre-admission Clinic
Dunedin Hospital

  • Fixed term opportunity until June 2021 
  • 0.4 FTE (2x 8 hour days on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00am to 4:30pm)
  • Use your experience and expertise to make a real difference to our patient’s health outcomes!

We are now seeking applications from experienced and innovative Registered Nurses, preferably with Surgical nursing experience, to help provide top quality, patient centred care on a fixed term, part time basis. We don’t often have opportunities in our tight knit pre-admissions team, so this opportunity is not one to be missed!
About the Role
Surgical Pre-admission clinic is situated in ward 4B and it is pivotal in ensuring the patient is prepared for their upcoming surgical admission as surgery. The goal of the this small, friendly and quality of care focused team is all about ensuring the patient is prepared for surgery and leaves the department in an optimised and relaxed state. Services include General surgery, Upper GI, Colorectal, Vascular, Plastics, Max fax, dental and Urology. 

Reporting to the Charge Nurse Manager, this role forms part of a dedicated team committed to supporting the patient journey from start to finish. On any given day this role could include a variety of responsibilities working alongside a multidisciplinary team including ensuring everything is ready for patient’s, impending surgical intervention, it involves coordinating the teams to ensure all of the appropriate paper work is completed and completing nursing assessments and educating patients so they arrive on the ward prepared.

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. 

  • 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 Surgical and Outpatient experience is desirable 

Overall, you’re a person who collaborates, influences, advocates, supports and mentors. The outcome of your input is a safe and highly competent workforce that reinforces our commitment to keep patients at the centre of everything we do. If you are experienced, passionate and ready to jump into a dynamic and rewarding role then we welcome your application.

Closing Date: Sunday, 18 October 2020

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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