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Position Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist - Haematology
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.6 FTE
Date Posted: 19/02/2021
Application Closing Date: 07/03/2021 11PM
Job #: 065281
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Clinical Nurse Specialist (or Registered Nurse) - Haematology

Southern Blood & Cancer Service – Invercargill Hospital

  • Permanent Position
  • Part-time 0.6 FTE vacancy (24 hrs per week)  


Here at Southern DHB, the highest levels of patient care lies at the heart of our mission. Integral to this is a commitment to achieving excellent clinical and commercial outcomes based on quality service delivery.


About the Role – what’s in it for me?

We have an exciting part-time, permanent opportunity for a senior registered nurse looking for that next step in their nursing career. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist you will provide specialist haematology nursing care and expertise both in direct care delivery and to mentor staff so they gain haematology knowledge and skill. As per the position description you will work across the organisation acting in the roles of clinician, educator, consultant, researcher, leader/change agent and care coordinator/case manager in the pursuit of clinical excellence and improved health outcomes.

The successful candidate if not yet at a specialist nurse level, may also be employed in a 2 year training programme for Registered Nurse to Clinical Nurse Specialist.  This involves clinical skill development, academic work and mentoring during the specialist training programme.

This is a part-time position and the successful applicant will work rostered days Monday to Friday between 0800 and 1700, exact times to be negotiated.


About You

You will have proven clinical credibility, excellent group facilitation skills and advanced communication techniques such as conflict resolution, diffusion and mediation skills. You will have excellent organisational and time management skills, in addition to a professional can do attitude in line with our values.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years practice in haematology nursing, and advanced haematology knowledge and skills.  You will have exceptional communication skills and either hold or be working towards post graduate qualification at a minimum of a diploma or/and a masters degree.  

You will be joining a dedicated, supportive and friendly team of health professionals. If you think you bring the skills we are looking for and have what it takes to thrive in a busy clinical environment, we would love to hear from you!


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, 7 March 2021

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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