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Position Title: Bowel Screening Program Nurse Co-ordinator
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 08/03/2018
Application Closing Date: 21/03/2018 11PM
Job #: 055284
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Bowel Screening Program Nurse Co-ordinator

Dunedin Hospital


  • Permanent – 1.0 FTE
  • 40 Hours per week



The gastroenterology service across Southern DHB is about to roll out the National Bowel Screening Program.  We are looking for senior nurses with extensive colonoscopy experience to step up to the challenge of co-ordinating patients accepted to this program.  The ideal would be to split the role between two senior nurses that fit the criteria.  


The role includes but is not restricted to:

  • liaising with primary care, patients and whanau, the National Co-ordination Centre and the National Screening Unit.
  • completing advanced patient assessment
  • provide a telephone advise service to patients on the program
  • administrative duties including booking procedure appointments and entering data in a specialised database
  • meeting stringent Ministry of Health reporting requirements
  • providing robust quality information to SDHB and Ministry of Health
  • direct reporting to the SDHB Bowel Screening Program Clinical Leader 


Extensive recent knowledge in gastroenterology procedures and particularly colonoscopy will be required before starting this role.


The position is 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with the potential to job share between two nurses.  Hours each day would be negotiated within the team, with some late hours needed (ie between 5pm and 8pm) to facilitate contacting patients at home after usual working hours.  There will be the opportunity to boost work hours through the gastroenterology department in Dunedin to maintain competence in other endoscopic procedures.



Closing Date: Wednesday, 21st March 2018.

To Apply:

We only accept online applications.  Please apply via our website:


For further information please contact Steven Adam, Recruitment Advisor – Medical Directorate, Phone (03) 470 9600 or

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