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Position Title: Registered Nurse - Palliative Care Advisory Service
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.6 FTE / 24 hours per week
Date Posted: 07/10/2020
Application Closing Date: 21/10/2020 11PM
Job #: 064178
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Registered Nurse - Palliative Care Advisory Service
Dunedin Hospital

  • Part-Time 0.6 FTE vacancy (24 hours per week) 
  • Permanent opportunity

Are you looking for a new challenge? Southern District Health Board has an exciting opportunity for you to make your mark. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced registered nurse to join our friendly team on a permanent, part-time basis.

About the Team / Role
A registered nurse position has become available for Southern District Health Board’s Palliative Care Advisory Service (PCAS) based in Dunedin. You will be given a comprehensive orientation, and benefit from onsite support from senior PCAS clinical nurse specialists to assist with learning and development needs. With guidance, support and self-directed learning, you will develop sound palliative care (PC) nursing skills.

In this role you will work with the PCAS team across the organisation as a role model for PC practice. You will also act as an educator, a researcher and a change agent and leader in the pursuit of clinical excellence, and improved patient health outcomes.

This is a clinically focused position tasked with ensuring quality nursing practice and evidence-based practice standards, fostering education and research, and contributing to the strategic direction of PC practice for the organisation.

About You
We are looking for someone with a strong team focus, who is able to work autonomously. Flexibility is also a key component of this role, along with the ability to self-monitor and maintain therapeutic boundaries.

Ideally you will have extensive post registration experience, and palliative care specific experience would be a bonus. There is an expectation that post graduate studies in palliative care will have been undertaken, already commenced, or are planned for the future. 

To succeed in this role, you will need to have:

  • 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

About Southern DHB
Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. 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. 

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, 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: Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Please note
we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and if necessary withdraw the advertising at any time. If you are interested in this position, please do not delay! 

For further information, please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor – Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email:

Children’s Act 2014
Due to this position potentially 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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