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Casual Registered Nurse - PACU

Casual Registered Nurse – Post Anaesthetic Care Unit

Southland Hospital


  • Casual opportunity to join our team


We are looking for an experienced recovery nurse with a “can do”, positive attitude to join our Perioperative Service in our Recovery service based in Southland Hospital. Our passionate team is focused on patient centred care, and take great pride in improving the health and wellbeing of our community, so if this passion resonates with you then read on for more details about your perfect opportunity! 


About the Role

Our service presents a busy environment, one that is navigated on a daily basis through a team-based model of care, so it is essential you have a kind nature and the ability to adapt to rapidly changing clinical situations. Recent Perioperative nursing experience and sound clinical skills are essential, and recent, relevant PACU experience is critical in ensuring the patient journey is a smooth one. Given the wide geographical area the hospital covers, there will be many opportunities for variety in your work which lends itself to both your professional and personal development


About You

If you are looking for:

  • autonomy in your nursing practice
  • experience in a broad range of specialties
  • generally sociable working hours


And you are:

  • someone who thrives in a close knit team environment
  • ready for a new challenge and/or a change from the ward
  • able to make rapid decisions and prompt interventions
  • confident in taking a step up in terms of clinical responsibility
  • well experienced but still keen to grow your skillset


Then it’s here, working with us that your depth of experience and confidence will come into their own.  We provide a comprehensive orientation and absolutely guarantee you’ll learn new skills to complement your present skill set. Apply today!


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Closing Date: Sunday, 31 October 2021

Due to the fast paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

For further information please contact Diane Wilson, Recruitment Advisor, email diane.wilson@southerndhb.govt.nz


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

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