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Position Title: Registered Nurses – Emergency Department
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.8-0.9 FTE
Date Posted: 10/11/2020
Application Closing Date: 23/11/2020 11PM
Job #: 064352
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Registered Nurses – Emergency Department

Dunedin Hospital

  • 2 x part time, fixed term vacancies available
  • Fixed term 1 – 16/2/2021 – 16/2/2022 0.8FTE (64 hrs per fortnight)
  • Fixed term 2 – 1/2/2021 – 4/4/2021 0.9FTE (72 hrs per fortnight)

Southern District Health Board is inviting applications from highly motivated and experienced Registered Nurses to join our friendly team in Dunedin Hospital on a part-time, fixed-term basis to cover periods of parental leave being undertaken by the current incumbents.

About the Service

The ED includes a triage area, a rapid assessment area, dedicated resuscitation areas, acute, sub-acute and paediatric cubicles.  It carries out all acute cares, including full patient resuscitation facilities, management of trauma, fractures, injuries and so much more.

About the Role – what’s in it for me?

Opportunities exist 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.  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

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.

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
  • Previous experience in an acute setting would be an advantage

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.

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. Please also let us know which vacancy you are interested in, or if you are open to both opportunities.

Closing Date: Monday, 23 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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