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Position Title: Clinical Nurse Coordinator - Perioperative
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE 40 hours
Date Posted: 20/11/2020
Application Closing Date: 06/12/2020 11PM
Job #: 064565
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Clinical Nurse Coordinator - Perioperative

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent, 1 FTE opportunity to provide leadership in Theatre
  • Elective orthopaedic and acute surgical specialty theatre
  • Put your clinical and people management skills to the test


It’s time for us to do things differently here in our Perioperative Service- with a goal to establish a sustainable model of care, we are on the lookout for someone to inspire, support and embrace change within an environment of continuous transformation. That someone could be you!


About the opportunity

Dunedin Hospital has 9 Operating Theatres, each one with a designated Clinical Nurse Coordinator to provide leadership and promote flow and coordination for a cluster of surgical specialties. We are on the lookout for a passionate, experienced nurse to step into a CNC position to provide direction in our designated elective orthopaedic and acute theatre.

Our Operating Theatre Clinical Nurse Coordinator are responsible for establishing and promoting clinical nursing professional standards in conjunction with the Charge Nurse Manager within the operating theatre environment. Through coordinating and implementing best practice principles, developing and sustaining constructive relationships that enhance your ability to influence, and by modelling a partnership approach with all stakeholders you will ensure smooth day-to-day running of staff and resources within your designated area of responsibility.


About you

You will be a natural, confident leader who leads from the front and by example. Naturally a glass half full person, you will be an adept problem solver, with the flexibility and confidence to make sound clinical and leadership decisions on your feet. Your clinical credibility in nursing will be complemented by your advanced communication skills; you’ll be a natural at building successful working relationships, and have proven experience in de-escalation and conflict resolution.  You will need to be a registered and experienced nurse well versed in managing resources with an in-depth understanding of delivering sound clinical work through motivating others. Perioperative experience is essential.


Closing Date: Sunday 6 December 2020

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.

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