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Registered Nurse - Sexual Health


  • Permanent part time, 0.4 FTE


Our Sexual Health Service has a permanent vacancy for an enthusiastic Registered Nurse looking to join a close-knit team.


About you / the opportunity

You will be interested in advancing your nursing practice specific to sexual, reproductive and youth health. You will be interested in pursuing post graduate education and advancing your scope of practice to include prescribing. This position will best suit someone with a good sense of humour, and a high level of resilience.  You will have the confidence to discuss all options relating to pregnancy and contraception.


You must be willing and able to actively participate in the after-hours sexual assault assessment and treatment care roster.


You will have experience in assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation of safe and appropriate patient centred nursing. As a self-motivated and professional Nurse, you will have strong time management and organisational skills, and be adept at using computer systems. You will be able to work independently, problem solve and use your initiative.


Ideally, you will bring to this role previous experience working in sexual health and/or youth health and have completed MEDSAC training. It is essential that you have excellent communication skills and the ability to support education of colleagues.


About Us

The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to over 315,000 people. We take pride in the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our population. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the heart of everything we do. We’re undergoing significant transformation, and with a focus on clinical and quality excellence, and on further enhancing our organisational culture, we aim to make Southern DHB an employer of choice. In order to achieve this, we’re committed to putting the right people, with the right skills, into the right roles. 


About Our Location

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.


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Closing Date: Monday, 19 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 Theonette Ramsden, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email: theonette.ramsden@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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