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Registered Nurse - Perioperative Service

Registered Nurse – Perioperative Service

Dunedin Hospital


  • Permanent opportunity available
  • 0.9 FTE (72 hours per fortnight)


An exciting opportunity exists in Dunedin Hospital for an experienced theatre nurse to join our Perioperative team. Southern DHB has the largest geographical catchment area in NZ.  Our hospital sits in the beautiful historic city of Dunedin with its amazing coastline, spectacular mountainous hinterland, unique community spirit and more affordable housing.


About us

We are proud of our perioperative service, which incorporates nine Main operating theatres, two Day Surgery theatres and one C-section theatre. Our theatres provide tertiary level elective and acute surgery with specialties that include cardio-thoracic surgery, neuro surgery, vascular, liver resections, general surgical upper and lower GI, urology and orthopaedic both elective and acutes.

The position offers the opportunity to either showcase or develop your skills and experience in a variety of surgical specialties. You will be well supported by our educator and nursing leadership team with your PDRP levelling and provided with ongoing education sessions. You will be rostered a mix of 8 hour shifts and 10 hour shifts.


About you

To be successful in this role we are looking for nurses with:

  • A minimum of two years post registration practice experience in theatre nursing. Ideally this will include experience in the New Zealand health system.
  • New Zealand Registration
  • Current eligibility to live and work in New Zealand
  • A nurse who can evidence adherence to best practice perioperative standards
  • A nurse who can demonstrate the SDHB values of Kind (Manaakitanga), Open (Pono), Positive (Whaiwhakaaro) and Community (Whanaungatanga)


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.


Position Description


Closing Date: Sunday, 18 April 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 Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Services & Radiology Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9571 or Email: jeanie.winter@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)

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