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Registered Nurse - Critical Care

Registered Nurse – Critical Care Unit

Dunedin Hospital

Permanent and full time or part time positions available

  • Develop meaningful relationships 
  • Contribute to fantastic team culture 
  • Staff discounts from our retail partners
  • Base Salary $66,000 - $95,000 + Penal and overtime rates


Expand your horizon and come see the southern lights as Autumn approaches it's never been a better time to consider the south.


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Mō te tūranga | About the role

  • Deliver long-term life support services to critically ill patients.
  • Provide a tertiary referral service for other medical providers throughout Otago and Southland,
  • Assist the Aeromedical Retrieval Service to transport patients to other hospitals. 
  • 18 beds in a combined ICU / HDU,
  • Patients will be able to transition between levels of care without leaving the unit.
  • Brand-new equipment, and with the patient-focussed design you’ll be thrilled at the quality of care you can provide


Mōu ake | About you

With your solid base in critical care nursing, this is an ideal opportunity to step your career up a notch.


  • You will be an adaptive, hardworking nurse who is empathetic
  • You can quickly build a rapport with patients and their families
  • You will treat everyone with kindness and respect, bring a positive attitude, and value openness and honesty


The great news is that is also how your colleagues work, so you will be welcomed into a team with a fantastic workplace culture and have the opportunity for working a family-friendly and life-friendly roster, so you will have time for all the other things that matter to you!


Painga | Benefits



  • Sponsorship and relocation for offshore nurses looking to make the move to NZ
  • Beautiful coastlines and a family-friendly community.
  • Continuous support for career development.
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance.
  • Access to staff fitness facilities and banking offers
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. 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.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the expired NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between step 2 and Step 7 of the RN scale.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date: 21 April 2023


Tono ināianei | Apply now

For further information please contact Ben Kingsbury, Recruitment Advisor at 

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: All conversations will be confidential in nature.


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


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)
  • New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption

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