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Registered Nurse - Medical Assessment Unit

Registered Nurse – Medical Assessment Unit

Dunedin Hospital

Salary Band – $66,570 – $95,340 p.a prorata + Kiwisaver


  • 0.8 FTE – 1.0 FTE considered (32 - 40 hours per week)
  • Permanent vacancy


Our Medical Assessment Unit based at Dunedin Hospital is welcoming applications for an experienced Registered Nurse to join their multidisciplinary team on a full-time or part-time, permanent basis.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

The Medical Assessment Unit is closely linked to the Emergency Department and other front-line services, so variety is a key element in this busy but rewarding role. The unit is responsible for streamlining the assessment and admission of non-critically ill medical patients and accommodates and cares for them for up to 24 – 36 hours so there is ample opportunity to make a difference for patients during what can be a vulnerable and scary experience.


We are interested in hearing from Registered Nurses with experience in an acute setting.  Our service is compassionate, friendly and we are committed to high standards of practice. When you join us we will support your on-going professional development, and encourage you to progress with your career goals, so it is important to us that you are self-motivated and have a desire to succeed. All roles with us include rostered rotating shifts 24/7 - incl. night shifts.


See position description.


Mōu ake | About you

We’re looking for a nurse who is experienced and organised, friendly and calm, able to work independently and at the same time genuinely interested in the best outcome for both patient and team. To be considered the candidates must have or demonstrate:


  • 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 experience in an acute setting


If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, apply now and please mention in your covering letter what your preference in FTE/hours would be.


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.


Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern region offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education 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.


Utu whānui | Salary range

This role belongs to the NZNO Nursing & Midwifery Collective Agreement and falls between Step 1 ($66,570 p.a pro rata) and Step 7 ($95,340 p.a pro rata).


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date: Friday, 17 February 2023

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,

All conversations will be confidential in nature.


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

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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