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Registered Nurse - District Nursing

Registered Nurse - District Nursing

Wakari Hospital  

Salary Band – $79,300 - $103,600 p.a. pro-rata + Kiwisaver


  • Permanent position (0.8 FTE – 64 hours per fortnight)
  • Adapt and increase your clinical skills
  • Work in the community caring for a diverse range of patients


Mō te tūranga | About the role

The District Nursing service provides comprehensive nursing care to the greater Dunedin area including Palmerston and Middlemarch.this includes specilaist wound care (including ACC), intravenous medications administration, palliative care, catheter management and much more


The service is closely linked to Dunedin hospital to help ensure patients are supported safely in the community after hospital discharge while also maintaining close liaison with local GP practices, Hospice and residential facilities. This is an opportunity for you to adapt and increase your clinical skills to become a ‘specialist generalist’.  You will be out and about working in different places and each hour is varied from the next. You’ll be responsible for planning and implementing care to a diverse range of patients in the community, while also supervising enrolled nurses and healthcare assistants.


See position description.


Mōu ake | About you

You’ll be a passionate, committed, and enthusiastic nurse who has a positive attitude. This is the perfect opportunity for those of you who have broad experience from a surgical and medical or community setting, and of course you’ll love to work autonomously within the community.


If you think working in the community is where you want your career to go and you currently don’t have specific community experience, we’d still like to hear from you.


You must be registered in accordance with the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as a Registered Nurse and have a current practicing certificate. A full clean driver licence is also essential for this role.


Painga | Benefits

  • 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.


Join Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora as we embark on a historic collaboration to transform healthcare for all whānau across Aotearoa, New Zealand. Together, we're passionate about creating a modern, integrated health system that honours the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and prioritises health equity for Māori, whānau, and every community. Be part of this journey and contribute to a brighter, healthier future for all generations to come.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the Te Whatu Ora/NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between Step 2 ($79,304 p.a. pro-rata) and Step 7 ($103,630 p.a. pro-rata) of the Registered Nurse Salary Scale.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  07 March 2024

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

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

For further information please contact Mikayla Hamilton, Recruitment Advisor,


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)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all Workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces.

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