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Position Title: Registered Nurses – Surgical
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.8 FTE and 0.9 FTE
Date Posted: 09/10/2020
Application Closing Date: 21/10/2020 11PM
Job #: 064204
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Registered Nurses – Ward 3 Surgical
Dunedin Hospital

  • Fixed term opportunities for service cover until 31 January 2021 (0.8 FTE, 32 hours per week)
  • Parental leave cover opportunity until 27 June 2021 (0.9 FTE, 36 hours per week)

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. 

Dunedin Hospital’s Ward 3 Surgical is now accepting applications from Registered Nurses looking to join a hardworking and supportive team on a fixed term basis.

About the Role
Strongly supported by a tight knit team you will enjoy working in a unit that strives for excellence in clinical services and exemplifies the team-based model of care. Ward 3 Surgical is a recently formed and refurbished 54 bed specialist surgery ward covering Acute and Elective Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Rheumatology, ENT, Ophthalmology and Maxillofacial areas – this is certainly a dynamic and interesting area to work. It goes without saying that an opportunity such as this lends itself to enhancing professional development and a well-rounded skill set. 

About You
The successful applicant will need to have current surgical nursing experience, ideally in the specialities listed above, be able to demonstrate resilience, won’t mind putting in some hard work and be open and willing to up-skill as required. Of course, you’ll also be a confident communicator with a friendly demeanour and someone who values patient centred care. In return you’ll gain great work experience in a multidisciplinary team and the opportunity to either showcase or develop your skills in a variety of surgical specialties.

At the time of application, you must be registered with the New Zealand Nursing Council and have current eligibility to live and work in New Zealand. 

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 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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