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Registered Nurse - Maternity Ward

Registered Nurse – Maternity Ward

Queen Mary, Dunedin Hospital


  • Permanent positions
  • Rare opportunity to gain nursing experience within a maternity setting


About the Team

We consider ourselves to be very fortunate here at the Queen Mary Maternity Unit. Not only do we get to care for fabulous women and families from all across our diverse region, we also get to work alongside kind, compassionate, dedicated midwives, nurses and other health professionals to provide a safe and positive birthing experience. 

Each year we birth around 1,800 babies and work closely with the midwifery and medical schools to give the kind of care our patients deserve.


About the Role

A fantastic opportunity has become available for an experienced NZ Registered Nurse to join our friendly and supportive team at the Queen Mary Maternity Unit within Dunedin Public Hospital.


You will be using your valuable nursing experience to provide the best possible care to our women and babies as they set out on their new parenting journey. If you have an interest in working within a maternity setting and a passion for women’s health, this is the kind of opportunity that doesn’t come along every day!


We are currently recruiting to a number of vacancies at this time with an FTE of either 0.6 or 0.8 (24 hours or 32 hours). You will need to be available for a variety of rostered shifts.


About You

We are looking for a Registered Nurse with a real desire to work with women and babies at this life changing time. Ideally you will have experience working with families, preferably within a maternity or paediatric setting. Breast-feeding experience would be great but is not essential as training will be given.


To succeed in this role you will need to:

  • Be a Registered Nurse with a current APC, and a right to work in New Zealand
  • Possess excellent assessment skills
  • Have a passion and focus for working with families/whanau with compassion and kindness
  • Be an exceptional team player who has strong communication skills


Southern DHB will reward these qualities with opportunities for personal and professional development, and you will be part of a wider nursing community who both support each other and work together to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.


If you are looking for a role where you can really make a difference to the experience of women and their families at a time of great change, we would be delighted to hear from you!


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. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.


Why Dunedin

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a 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 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:  Tuesday, 14 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.


For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor, (03) 470 9268   Milair.ryalls@southerndhb.govt.nz


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


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 Vaccintation 




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