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Position Title: Registered Nurse – Continence
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week
Date Posted: 18/11/2020
Application Closing Date: 06/12/2020 11PM
Job #: 064579
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Registered Nurse – Continence
District Nursing, Wakari Hospital

  • Full time 1.0 FTE (40 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 nurse to join our friendly team on a full-time, permanent basis.

About the Service
Urinary and bowel incontinence are distressing conditions with significant social implications and are a concern for individuals of all ages and genders. It has a huge impact on peoples’ quality of life! The Community Continence service here at Southern DHB is looking for a passionate registered nurse to join our small, but very enthusiastic team.

About the Role – what’s in it for me?
To be successful in this role you will have a genuine interest in this field, and can motivate individuals to make lifestyle changes, while at the same time empowering and promoting independence. You will possess a willingness to learn, and a desire to undergo post grad training in this field.

A high proportion of this role will be undertaking nurse led clinics, therefore it is essential that you have excellent assessment and communication skills – both written and oral (and dictaphone experience is desirable). Time management and organisational skills are a must, as is having the ability to work both autonomously and within a team environment.

About You
Experience in Urology / Gynaecology / Community Nursing will be a distinct advantage, and the successful applicant must have a current clean drivers’ licence with the ability to travel throughout the region as required.

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

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for then apply today!

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: Sunday, 6 December 2020
Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive application, 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 Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor. Phone: Phone (03) 214 5770 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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