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Enrolled Nurse - Renal Dialysis / Nephrology

Enrolled Nurse - Renal Unit

Dunedin Based / Southern Region Wide


  • A unique opportunity to deliver Haemodialysis Based Therapy in patient’s homes
  • Permanent 0.5 FTE position (20 hours per week)
  • Practice in both a collaborative and autonomous setting


Are you an Enrolled Nurse looking for a new and exciting challenge in a growing team? Southern District Health Board has an exciting opportunity for you to join the Regional Home Haemodialysis team – DUNEDIN BASED.  We are seeking a highly motivated, and experienced Enrolled Nurse (Dialysis experience not essential), who is looking for part-time work to join our team in Dunedin on a permanent, part time basis.


About the Role – what is in it for me?

The Dialysis service is committed to and provides for home-based dialysis therapy from Waitaki to the Bluff and Central Otago. 


In support of this commitment, we are looking for an Enrolled Nurse, who will work under the direction and delegation of a Registered Nurse (in a rostered and rotating capacity (inclusive of weekends as required) and with the capacity to travel within the district to provide dialysis cover. The successful candidate will assist with or provide for the full haemodialysis therapy for dialysis patients in their homes’, work with others to support them in managing their dialysis at home, or completing their training and becoming available to work in the Hospital Dialysis Unit/s as required. 

A comprehensive orientation and training programme along with ongoing support is provided. Availability to train and orientate to the position in a full-time capacity would be preferable.


About You

You must have proven resilience and the ability to work in a high output service, be a flexible and adaptable team player and able to use your initiative with ease. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also paramount for this role. As a member of a multidisciplinary team the role requires the ability to contribute to the ongoing teaching / education of patients and their families.  You will be able to demonstrate experience in quality processes and will have a commitment to best practice. Availability to be deployed throughout the SDHB region, as service requirements necessitate, would be an advantage.


To succeed in this role, you will need to have:

  • A current Annual Practicing Certificate 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
  • A full clean driver’s license and a reliable vehicle!


If you think this unique role is for you – apply now! 


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.


The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


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Closing Date: Sunday, 7 November 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.


For further information, please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email: karen.cope@southerndhb.govt.nz


Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via the internal careers site with your DHB sign-in details.


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 undertake your first vaccination no later than the 30 October 2021 and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 December 2021


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