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Registered Nurse - Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU)

Registered Nurse – Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU)

Dunedin Hospital

0.9FTE Permanent Position

  • Use your experience and expertise to make a real difference to our patient’s surgical journey and outcomes.  


We are firmly committed to providing our patients with the highest level of care. 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.


About the Team

We’re a specialised unit providing post anaesthetic care to surgical patients. Our service covers both elective and acute thoracic, neurosurgical, ENT, ophthalmology, maxillofacial, urology, general surgery, vascular, gynaecology, orthopaedic and paediatric surgical specialties.  We also care for procedures that occur outside of the theatre complex.


About the Role – what’s in it for me?

If you are looking for:

  • autonomy in your nursing practice
  • experience in a broad range of specialties
  • generally sociable working hours


And you are:

  • someone who thrives in a close knit team environment
  • ready for a new challenge and/or a change from the ward
  • able to make rapid decisions and prompt interventions
  • confident in taking a step up in terms of clinical responsibility
  • well experienced but still keen to grow your skillset
  • someone who relates to colleagues in a highly professional and personable manner


Then it’s here, working with us that your depth of experience and confidence will come into their own.  Further, you’ll develop airway management skills and acquire acute pain management experience in this dynamic environment. We provide a comprehensive orientation and absolutely guarantee you’ll learn new skills to complement your present skill set. Most of the workload occurs during business hours, and afterhours and weekend work are covered by a combination of rostered shifts and on-call overnight.


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Closing Date: Friday 30 September 2022

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.

For further information please contact Ben Kingsbury, 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


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