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Registered Nurse - Medical Ward

Registered Nurse – Medical Ward

Southland Hospital  

Salary Band – $72,000 - $95,000 p.a. pro-rata + Kiwisaver + car park


  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • Permanent position – Various FTE available 0.8 – 1.0 FTE
  • Talk to us about what suits your work/life balance
  • Competitive salary + paid overtime + Carpark 


Sick of long commutes to work? - Southland Hospital is located within a 10 - 15 minute drive from anywhere in Invercargill and offers free car parking on site for staff.  Our hospital is a modern, secondary level 4 base hospital offering an innovative and progressive working environment.  Small and intimate enough to get to know not only your colleagues, but your patients in particular.  Here you will enjoy a clinically challenging and rewarding job combined with a relaxed and satisfying lifestyle. 


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Southland Hospital’s Medical Ward is a 38 bed ward that meets the needs of patients presenting with a full range of acute medical conditions. 


Capability development is a high priority for us – there is ample opportunity for professional development. Further, learning opportunities present themselves on the ward every day, proactive and engaged learners wanting to take full advantage of the opportunities in the environment will have plenty of opportunities to enhance their repertoire of skills. Our team is dedicated, professional and on hand to provide you with mentorship and support.


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Mōu ake | About you

You will succeed in our team if you are a registered nurse who is organised, calm, and resilient, open to change, and an excellent communicator.  You will also be genuinely interested in the best outcome for both the patient and the team.

  • A current New Zealand Registration and APC.
  • Excellent assessment skills.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to quickly develop a rapport with patients and their whanau/family.


Painga | Benefits

  • Continuous support for career development
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Short work commutes – only 10-15 minutes’ drive to work from anywhere in the city
  • Access to discounted staff holiday accommodation in Te Anau and Central Otago
  • Access to a range of retail and entertainment discounts
  • Discounted rates available with local Childcare provider
  • Affordable housing and beautiful scenery


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.


Utu whānui | Salary range

This role belongs to the DHB/NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between the step 2 ($72,061 p.a. pro-rata) and Step 7 ($95,340 p.a. pro-rata) Registered Nurses Salary Scale


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:   20 June 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

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)
  • COVID-19 vaccination - 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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