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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Cardiac

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Cardiac

Dunedin Hospital


  • 0.8 FTE fixed term opportunity for 12 months


We are seeking applications from dynamic and career driven Registered Nurses, preferably with experience in the Cardiac speciality, to join us in a fixed term Clinical Nurse Specialist role.


About you

We are looking for a positive and confident Registered Nurse who has the drive and enthusiasm to improve the health care of patients cared for by the Cardiac service. This role will act as an advocate for the best model of care for our patients both in the hospital and the community setting. 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 qualification (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 the role

The purpose of this role will be to improve the coordination of care for cardiac patients, to ensure better case management of the patients whilst they are awaiting surgery and to facilitate a faster discharge from hospital. This role will also follow up on our discharged patients to ensure that they are safe and well at home or if needed, to engage in early medical attention (GP or Specialist advise) if there are any clinical concerns.


As our Cardiac Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will promote quality nursing care through research-based practice and be responsible for patient care within your scope of practice. You will have a role in supporting service quality improvement initiatives. You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team, educating and sharing knowledge with patients and staff so outstanding relationship-building skills are essential.


This 0.8FTE fixed term position is available for 12 months due to funding being available for a fixed period from the Ministry of Health Improvement Action Plan. This role is paid at Grade 4 of the Designated Senior Nurses Scale.



Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel. It is well-known for its Southern Hospitality. Outside of work, you will find life in Dunedin to be a straightforward place to live, with excellent schools, a laid-back lifestyle and world-famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. This compact yet vibrant regional city has plenty of energy, expected to be a university town. This sustains excellent activities such as theatre, stunning gardens, art galleries, live music and a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés. Central Otago is a notable holiday destination, and many outdoor recreation opportunities are easily accessible from Dunedin.


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At the time of application, you must be registered with the New Zealand Nursing Council and have current eligibility to live and work in New Zealand.

If you are looking for your next challenge, then apply now and let us know why you would be an ideal candidate for our team.


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Closing Date: Sunday 2 October 2022


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.


For further information please contact Ben Kingsbury, Recruitment Advisor, email



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)
  • Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker.  If you have already been fully vaccinated, you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022.  

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