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Position Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist – Emergency Department
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.78 FTE (31 hours per week)
Date Posted: 25/11/2019
Application Closing Date: 09/12/2019 11PM
Job #: 060192
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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Emergency Department
Southland Hospital

  • 0.78FTE (31 hours per week)
  • Permanent opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and senior nurse to join us, and take a lead role in the service delivery within the Emergency Department at Southland Hospital. 

About the Service
Our Emergency Department is a busy service and provides care for approximately 38,500 attendances every year. We have a triage area, a rapid assessment area, dedicated resuscitation areas, acute, sub-acute and paediatric cubicles. Our department carries out all acute care, including full patient resuscitation facilities, management of trauma, fractures, injuries etc. The Emergency Department’s vision is to be a centre of clinical care and customer service excellence. We pride ourselves on having a strong focus on customer service and its success is reliant on effective communication and teamwork.  

About the Role – what’s in it for me? 
The Clinical Nurse Specialist provides specialist nursing and expertise both in direct care delivery and in support to other staff in the management of a defined patient/consumer group / area of speciality practice. The Clinical Nurse Specialist will exercise independent nursing judgement, apply advanced assessment skills, initiate appropriate clinical judgement, evaluate outcomes, advise others and provide sound rationale for actions in area of speciality / practice. 

This role is designed to work 10 hour shifts, covering across a 7 day week. There may be flexibility for the right candidate to be appointed in a smaller FTE capacity. If you are interested in this role but may not be able to commit to the advertised hours, please specify a preference of FTE in your covering letter for consideration.

About You 
We are looking for a positive and confident senior Registered Nurse who has the drive and enthusiasm to motivate staff and engage them in their clinical development; you will be a respected professional in your own right, and an exceptional team member with strong communication skills. 

To be considered for the role you will be a committed team member with a passion for modelling quality nursing practise. You will have excellent communication and relationship building skills and have a minimum of 5 years practice within the defined scope of clinical speciality. Ideally you will have a post graduate diploma (or working towards) and/or a master’s degree. It is also expected that you will have achieved / or be working towards Level 3 / 4 PDRP. 

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. 

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for then apply today! Please mention in your covering letter what FTE you are hoping to be considered for.

Closing Date: Monday, 9 December 2019
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.

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