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Registered Nurse - Perioperative

Registered Nurse – Perioperative

Southland Hospital


  • Looking for a lifestyle change?
  • Experienced theatre nurses required
  • Permanent opportunities available 0.8 – 1.0 FTE


Sick of sitting in that traffic jam? Fed up of the long commute and want to get some time back? Come and join us in one of New Zealand’s most scenic locations and get more time doing the things you love – you really can have it all!


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Our theatre service is growing with the building of a new theatre suite in development.  We are looking for experienced theatre nurses with a “can do”, positive attitude to join our Perioperative Service in our operating theatres based in Southland Hospital. Our passionate team is focused on patient centred care, and take great pride in improving the health and wellbeing of our community, so if this passion resonates with you then read on for more details about your perfect opportunity! 


Our service presents a busy environment, one that is navigated on a daily basis through a team based model of care, so it is essential you have a kind nature and the ability to adapt to rapidly changing clinical situations. Recent Perioperative nursing experience and sound clinical skills are essential in ensuring the patient journey is a smooth one. You’ll have access to ongoing professional development and given the wide geographical area the hospital covers, there will be many opportunities for variety in your work which lends itself to both your professional and personal development.


The hours of work are Monday to Sunday, rostered shifts of 8 hours in duration. You will also be required to participate in an on-call roster.  You will need to be registered in accordance with the Health Practitioner Competency Act 2003 as a New Zealand Registered Nurse and hold a current Practising Certificate.


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.
  • With New Zealand Registration – or the ability to obtain this
  • Who can evidence adherence to best practice perioperative standards.
  • Who can demonstrate the Te Whatu Ora - Southern values of Kind (Manaakitanga), Open (Pono), Positive (Whaiwhakaaro) and Community (Whanaungatanga)


Why Southland?

Location, location, location!
Invercargill gives you everything you’d want from a city hospital, with a modern work environment, interesting work and a range of specialties, but there’s a small hospital with collegial feel to it. You’ll be on first-name terms with all the staff, including the doctors. Invercargill is a lovely city for families, with affordable housing and excellent education and adventure opportunities. Surrounded by beautiful scenery many of New Zealand’s major tourist destinations, (ski fields, national parks, vineyards) and hidden treasures are on Southlands doorstep. Life is easy without a major commute. And you’ll get free onsite parking.  So whether it’s the outdoors - kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; or theatre, live music or art or shopping and dining out that interests you – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out:,  or Discover Invercargill for what we can offer you and your whanau.


Position Description


Closing Date: 15 December 2023


Due to the fast paced nature of what we do our vacancy close dates may be subject to change and we may commence interviews prior to the closing date. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

For further information please contact Diane Wilson, Recruitment Advisor; 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)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all Workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces.

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