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Registered Nurse - Perioperative Service

Registered Nurses – Perioperative Service

Dunedin Hospital


  • Fed up with the long commutes and want to get some time back?
  • Give your nursing career the development it deserves!
  • Permanent roles available, 64-80 hours per fortnight


Not sure where to from here? Our Dunedin Perioperative team of course!


With continuous development opportunities and a supportive environment, we are looking for experienced theatre nurses to come join our Perioperative Team. Boasting beautiful buildings and a unique community spirit, Dunedin is the city you have been dreaming of to take your career to new heights.


Mō mātou | 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, neurosurgery, vascular, liver resections, general surgical upper and lower GI, urology and orthopaedic both elective and acutes.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

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.


Mōu ake | 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)


Ōtepoti | Dunedin

Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel. It is well-known for its Southern Hospitality. Outside of work, you will find life in Dunedin to be a straightforward place to live, with excellent schools, a laid-back lifestyle and world-famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. This compact yet vibrant regional city has plenty of energy, expected to be a university town. This sustains excellent activities such as theatre, stunning gardens, art galleries, live music and a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés. Central Otago is a notable holiday destination, and many outdoor recreation opportunities are easily accessible from Dunedin.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

If you are looking for your next challenge, then apply now and let us know why you would be an ideal candidate for our team and what FTE you would like your application to be considered for.


Position Description


Closing Date: Monday 8 August 2022


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 Tamara Hannagan, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Services & Radiology Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9696 or Email:


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 and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

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