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Registered Nurse - Critical Care

Registered Nurse – Critical Care

Dunedin and Southland Hospitals

Permanent and full time or part time positions available


  • Build close relationships with patients and their whanau
  • Enjoy an easy Southern lifestyle and satisfying working environment
  • Join a professional and friendly multidisciplinary team


If you have discovered that you have a real affinity for critical care nursing, and you want to grow your career, you are in the right place! We have roles available in both our Dunedin and Invercargill Hospitals.


Mō te tūranga | About the role


Our team delivers long-term life support services to critically ill patients. We provide a tertiary referral service for other medical providers throughout Otago and Southland, as well as delivering the Aeromedical Retrieval Service to transport patients to other hospitals.


With 18 beds in a combined ICU / HDU, patients will be able to transition between levels of care without leaving the unit. It is as up to date as medical facilities get, with brand-new equipment, and with the patient-focussed design you’ll be thrilled at the quality of care you can provide.


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You will find yourself part of a friendly and professional multidisciplinary team working in a modern hospital with first-rate facilities. We take great pride in our sense of community down south, and you will see this in the tight knit family feel amongst the staff.


The Critical Care Unit at Southland hospital is a combined ICU, CCU and HDU with 6 beds. The unit is also involved with the Cardiac Arrest team and Telemetry monitoring.


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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!


If you are looking to breathe life back into your career with an exciting change whilst having work-life balance, apply now!


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Please let us know in your cover letter whether you would prefer Invercargill or Dunedin.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Friday 30th December 2022

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


Tono ināianei | Apply now

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

All conversations will be confidential in nature.


We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the NZNO Collective Agreement, Registered Nurse Scale and falls between step 1 ($59,834 p.a) and Step 7 ($83,186 p.a)

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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