Share this Job
Apply now »

Registered Nurse - Ward 3 Surgical

Registered Nurses – Ward 3 Surgical

Dunedin Hospital


  • Permanent opportunities available
  • 0.8 FTE (64 hours per fortnight)
  • Enjoy what you do whilst making a difference


Our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind providing our patients with the highest level of care, and we need more like-minded people to join our close-knit team with a commitment to providing excellent care.


We currently have permanent roles available for experienced Registered Nurses looking to join our hardworking and supportive team on a permanent basis. As a member of our team, you will have ongoing opportunities, as well as the encouragement and support to either showcase or develop your skills in our multidisciplinary team in a variety of surgical specialties.


About the Role

Strongly supported by a tight knit team you will enjoy working in a unit that strives for excellence in clinical services and exemplifies the team based model of care. Ward 3 Surgical is a recently formed and refurbished 54 bed specialist surgery ward covering Acute and Elective Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Rheumatology, ENT, Ophthalmology and Maxillofacial areas – this is certainly a dynamic and interesting area to work. It goes without saying that an opportunity such as this lends itself to enhancing professional development and a well-rounded skill set.


About you

The successful applicant will need to have current surgical nursing experience, ideally in the specialities listed above, be able to demonstrate resilience, won’t mind putting in some hard work and be open and willing to up-skill as required. Of course you’ll also be a confident communicator with a friendly demeanour and someone who values patient centred care. In return you’ll gain great work experience in a multidisciplinary team and the opportunity to either showcase or develop your skills in a variety of surgical specialties.


At the time of application you must be registered with the New Zealand Nursing Council and have current eligibility to live and work in New Zealand.


If you are look for your next challenge, then apply now and let us know why you would be an ideal candidate for our team.


Why Dunedin?

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! 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.


Position Description


Closing Date: Thursday 10 February 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: tamara.hannagan@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)
  • 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 as a health care worker.  If you have already been fully vaccinated, you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022.  

Apply now »