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Position Title: Registered Nurse – Gastroenterology
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week
Date Posted: 09/11/2020
Application Closing Date: 22/11/2020 11PM
Job #: 064428
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Registered Nurse – Gastroenterology
Dunedin Hospital 

  • Permanent appointment
  • Part time 1.0 FTE vacancy (40 hours per week)

Our Gastroenterology Service in Dunedin Hospital is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Registered Nurse to join our friendly team on a full-time, permanent basis.

About the Service
The Gastroenterology Department provides endoscopy service and is home to the broader Gastroenterology team of consultants, specialist nurses for IBD and Hepatology, and the National Bowel Screening Program coordinators. Our close-knit team currently has 26 staff and we are looking for an experienced Registered Nurse who has an interest in the gastroenterology field and is attracted to learning technical skills for assisting with flexible endoscopic procedures.  
About the Role – what’s in it for me? 
The department offers you the prospect of working in a diagnostic outpatient service, and to be exposed to a different type of nursing practice. We would anticipate after a certain training period and competence assessment, the successful candidate would be able to participate in our after-hours acute service roster. There is also the opportunity to expand knowledge into areas like population bowel screening, inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease.

About You 
We are looking for a nurse with previous endoscopy experience or recent acute medical experience of at least 12 months. You need to be friendly and calm, able to work independently and at the same time genuinely interested in the best outcome for both patient and team. Applicants with experience in the gastroenterology and/or flexible endoscopy field will be prioritised in the short-listing process.

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 also 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, affordable housing 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. Why don’t you check out for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, then apply today, and please let us know in your covering letter what skills you will bring to our service.

Closing Date: Sunday, 22 November 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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