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Registered Nurse - Renal Dialysis Unit / Nephrology

Registered Nurse

Renal Dialysis Unit / Nephrology


  • Part-time opportunity (0.9FTE) – 36 hours per week
  • Permanent vacancy


It may be mid-winter but, could this be a new and exciting opportunity for you?

The Dunedin Dialysis Unit is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated Registered Nurse to join their team on a permanent part-time basis.


The Service

The Dialysis Unit supports Renal Replacement Therapy (Dialysis) from Waitaki to the Bluff and Central Otago. It encompasses Acute and Home Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, and Therapeutic Plasma Exchange.  The unit’s focus is to provide home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis training, home, and clinic-based support, throughout the SDHB region in peritoneal and haemodialysis, as well as supervision and support for community based Enrolled Nurses. Staff also provide education with regards to dialysis to the regional hospital staff.


We aim to provide the best possible care for all our patients requiring renal replacement therapy, consistent with the vision of the SDHB of Better Health, Better Lives, and Whanau Ora, with the focus being on the following values:

  • Kind / Open / Positive / Community


Achieving this through promoting wellbeing, independence, and an optimal quality of life. Hence the total commitment towards Home Dialysis treatment for all chronic dialysis patients with on-going support for patients /family/whanau


The Role

If you thrive in challenging roles and seek a busy, dynamic, and progressive service, where you support the patient, their family / whanau through their entire renal replacement therapy journey, then this maybe the role for you!  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are paramount as, along with a strong commitment to ongoing professional development, the education of patients and their families, with regards to their care and condition management, the teaching of staff and liaising with the MDT members - in the hospital and the community - are fundamental aspects of this role.


The rostered hours of work are Monday to Friday with afternoons / weekends as required. It is essential that you are available to fully participate in an on-call roster that runs 24/7 (for the provision of telephone support as well as acute afterhours care for dialysis, plasma exchange therapy and ICU support where necessary).


About You

Proven computer literacy skills are essential as you will be working with cloud-based systems for remote therapy programming and monitoring as well as data entry.  You will have demonstrated experience in quality processes with a strong commitment to best practice.


The service encompasses a wide geographical area and to fulfil this role travel by road and in light aircraft is required. Therefore, the availability to be away from home overnight and being comfortable with flying in small aircraft are essential. A full driver’s licence, with a good record, is a must.


To be successful you will be personable, highly flexible and an adaptable team member; able to work in a high output area, using your initiative, with a proven ability to practice autonomously and collaboratively.


If you would like to join our supportive team, please apply today and tell us in your cover letter what you will bring to our service.


About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. 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.


The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education 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.


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Closing Date: Sunday, 27 June 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 Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email: karen.cope@southerndhb.govt.nz


Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via the internal careers site with your DHB sign-in details.


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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