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Position Title: Registered Nurses – Ward 4A (General Surgery)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.5 – 0.7 FTE (20 - 28 hours)
Date Posted: 11/02/2019
Application Closing Date: 17/02/2019 11PM
Job #: 058087
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Registered Nurse – Ward 4A (General Surgery)

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent opportunity, 0.5 – 0.7 FTE (20 - 28 hours per week)
  • Use your experience and expertise to make a real different to our patient’s health outcomes

Here at the Southern DHB, we are firmly committed to providing our patients with the highest level of care. 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.

Dunedin Hospital’s General Surgery Ward is now accepting applications from Registered Nurses looking to join a hardworking and supportive team on a permanent basis.

Strongly supported by a tight knit team under the careful direction of the Charge Nurse Manager, you will enjoy working in a unit that strives for excellence in clinical services and exemplifies the team based model of care Ward 4A is a 24 bed General Surgery ward, with an additional six bed High Dependency Unit attached. Ward 4A specializes in upper & lower GI and colorectal Surgery and provides for both elective and acute surgical admissions.

The work on this ward is varied and interesting and you will have many opportunities to develop professionally. Capability development is a high priority for us – there is ample opportunity for professional development. Further, learning opportunities present themselves on the ward every day, proactive and engaged learners wanting to take full advantage of the opportunities in the environment will have ample opportunity to enhance their repertoire of skills. Our team are dedicated, professional and on hand to provide you with mentorship and support.

We’re looking for someone who’s experienced and organised, friendly and calm, able to work independently and at the same time genuinely interested in the best outcome for both patient and team.You will bring excellent assessment skills and a passion and focus for working with families/whanau to provide a high standard of care. You will be an exceptional team player who has strong communication skills and the ability to be flexible with work shifts. Additionally, you will naturally embody the Southern DHB values of Kind (Manaakitanga), Open (Pono), Positive (Whaiwhakaaro) and Community (Whanaungatanga) through your interactions with patients and colleagues.

  • 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.
  • Previous Surgical experience is essential, and experience in HDU would certainly be advantageous.

Overall, you’re a person who collaborates, influences, advocates, supports and mentors.  The outcome of your input is a safe and highly competent workforce that reinforces our commitment to keep patients at the centre of everything we do. If you are experienced, passionate and ready to jump into a dynamic and rewarding role then we welcome your application.

Please specify in your application the hours per week, as indicated above, you would like to be considered for

Closing Date: Sunday 17 February 2019

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

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