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Position Title: Registered Nurses - Emergency Department
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Various
Date Posted: 19/11/2020
Application Closing Date: 06/12/2020 11PM
Job #: 060275
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Registered Nurses - Emergency Department
Southland Hospital

  • Various part time vacancies are available, 0.5 FTE – 0.9 FTE considered (40 to 72 hours per fortnight)
  • Permanent positions!

Our fabulous Emergency Department at Southland Hospital is inviting applications from experienced and motivated registered nurses to join us on a permanent, part-time basis. 

About the Service
Our Emergency Department is an extremely busy service, and provides care for approximately 38,500 attendances every year. We are faced with a wide and varied range of admissions, from fractures to severe traumas. 

We have a triage area, a rapid assessment area, dedicated resuscitation areas, acute, sub-acute and paediatric cubicles. Our department carries out all acute care, including full patient resuscitation facilities, management of trauma, fractures, injuries etc. The Emergency Department’s vision is to be a centre of clinical care and customer service excellence. We pride ourselves on having a strong focus on customer service and its success is reliant on effective communication and teamwork.

About the Role – what’s in it for me?
This is an exciting opportunity for nurses wanting to develop their skills in this area of nursing including: a comprehensive orientation programme; on-going development in emergency nursing skills e.g. Trauma Nursing Core Course, Triage Course, and Advanced Life Support. There are also ample opportunities for motivated employees to develop and further their career within this service.

We’re looking for nurses who are 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.

  • Must 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
  • Previous Emergency Department / acute experience is essential, and you must have at least 1 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse

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.

Location, location, location!
Invercargill gives you everything you’d want from a city hospital, with a modern work environment, interesting work and a range of specialties. Invercargill is a lovely city for families, with affordable housing, excellent education and adventure opportunities. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, many of New Zealand’s major tourist destinations, (ski fields, national parks, vineyards) and hidden treasures are on Southlands doorstep. Life is easy without a major commute. And, you’ll get free onsite parking! Check out:

If all that sounds appealing, then there’s no better time or place to make the next move in your career! You’ll get a warm Southern welcome, and we might be biased, but we reckon there’s no better place in New Zealand!

If this sounds like the role you have been looking for then apply today, and please let us know in your covering letter what your preferred hours / FTE would be. Please note, we will be continually shortlisting throughout the advertising period, and would encourage candidates to apply asap.

Closing Date: Sunday, 6 December 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 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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