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Registered Nurse - Emergency Department

Registered Nurse – Emergency Department

Southland Hospital


  • Permanent Part-time position - 0.6 FTE (48 hours per fortnight)
  • Great work/life balance
  • Fast paced team - no two days are the same!



About the Role

Our fabulous Emergency Department at Southland Hospital is inviting applications for an experienced and motivated registered nurse to join us on a permanent, part-time basis.


Our Emergency Department is an extremely busy service, and provides care for approximately 38,500 attendances every year. We are faced with a wide and varied range of admissions, from fractures to severe traumas.


We have a triage area, a rapid assessment area, dedicated resuscitation areas, acute, sub-acute and paediatric cubicles.  Our department carries out all acute care, including full patient resuscitation facilities, management of trauma, fractures, injuries etc. The ED’s vision is to be a centre of clinical care and customer service excellence. We pride ourselves on having a strong focus on customer service and its success is reliant on effective communication and teamwork.


About You

This is an exciting opportunity for a nurse wanting to develop their skills in this area of nursing including: a comprehensive orientation programme; on-going development in emergency nursing skills e.g. Trauma Nursing Core Course, Triage Course, and Advanced Life Support. There are also ample opportunities for motivated employees to develop and further their career within this service.


We’re looking for a nurse who is experienced, organised, friendly, calm, and able to work independently, while also displaying excellent communication skills, both with the team and patients and always works to ensure the best outcome for both patient and the team.


You must have:


  • Current registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council and a current APC, 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.
  • Previous ED/acute experience is essential, and you must have at least 1 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse.



The Location

Sick of long commutes to work? - Southland Hospital is located within 10-15 minutes drive from anywhere in Invercargill and offers free car parking on site for staff.


Now is a great time to re-locate to the Southern District if you were considering the move the Southern District offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it’s the outdoors - kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; or theatre, live-music or art or shopping and dining out – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/  or check out Discover Invercargill for what we can offer you and your whanau.


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Closing Date: 16 December 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.


Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

For further information please contact Diane Wilson, Recruitment Advisor, email: diane.wilson@southerndhb.govt.nz


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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