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Position Title: Registered Nurses – Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Opportunities
Date Posted: 31/01/2019
Application Closing Date: 31/03/2020 11PM
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Registered Nurses – Te Puna Wai Ora (Southern Critical Care)

Dunedin Hospital

  • Move your critical care nursing career forward in a state of-the-art facility
  • Build close relationships with patients and their whanau
  • Enjoy an easy Southern lifestyle and satisfying working environment
  • Opportunities starting mid 2020

If you’ve discovered that you have a real affinity for critical care nursing, and you want to grow your career, you’re in the right place.

You’ll have heard all about Dunedin’s new hospital, which is due to open in seven years. But you don’t need to wait that long, because our new critical care unit, Te Puna Wai Ora, is under development right now and about to open its doors.

Our team delivers long-term life support services to critically ill patients. We provide a tertiary referral service for other medical providers throughout Otago and Southland, as well as delivering the Aeromedical Retrieval Service to transport patients to other hospitals.

With 18 beds in a combined ICU/HDU, patients will be able to transition between levels of care without leaving the unit. It’s as up-to-date as medical facilities get, with brand-new equipment, and with the patient-focussed design you’ll be thrilled at the quality of care you can provide. It’s a rare opportunity to be part of the journey towards Dunedin’s new hospital.

In each shift you’ll be responsible for the assessment, care and treatment of one patient, with autonomy in your scope of practice. You’ll work with patients of all ages – from young children to geriatric – and their whanau, too.

With your solid base in critical care nursing, this is an ideal opportunity to step your career up a notch. Our close relationship with the University of Otago’s Medical School means we can offer you considerable opportunities for professional development and career progression.

You’ll be an adaptive, hardworking nurse who’s empathetic and can quickly build a rapport with patients and their families. You’ll treat everyone with kindness and respect, bring a positive attitude, and value openness and honesty. The great news is that’s also how your colleagues work, so you’ll be welcomed into a team with a fantastic workplace culture, and have the opportunity for working a family-friendly and life-friendly roster, so you’ll have time for all the other things that matter to you!

And speaking of culture, there’s Dunedin. This is a city with a nice buzz and everything you need, like restaurants, cafes, shops and entertainment. And with an affordable cost of living and light traffic, you’ll actually be able to enjoy it all. Outdoor opportunities abound; in the summer, head for the lakes and sea, and in the winter, the country’s best skifields. Move here and you won’t look back.

You can stop your search for work-life balance right now. If that’s something that’s critical to you, come and join us – you’ll never be more satisfied.

Closing Date: 31 March 2020

For further information please contact Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Services & Radiology Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9571 or Email:

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