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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurses


  • Fixed Term, part time
  • Casual, Part time



About Us

Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital are ceasing their contract to provide Primary Maternity Services in Central Otago, this has given Southern District Health Board the opportunity to continue to run this service.  The service will be renamed Central Otago Maternity Hospital and will remain at 26 Ventry Street in Alexandra. We look forward to working with the staff to provide the same high standard of maternity care for women and their whānau in Central Otago that the Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital staff have provided for the past 23 years.


About the Southern DHB

The 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. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.


About the role

We are looking for experienced registered nurses with a commitment to quality care, who embody the Southern DHB values, Kind, Open, Positive and a Sense of Community in all that they do.

We have permanent 0.6FTE, 24 hour per week roles available. The roster will cover Monday to Sunday, 8am to 8pm, these 12 hour shifts will see you on site for 10 hours (0800 to 1800) and on call for the final two hours if no women are using the facility. Overnight shifts will be covered with an on-call roster and you will be required to come into the unit if needed.

If you have an interest in the role but seek a different FTE (Please note not less than 0.4FTE) we should talk, as we may have some flexibility in the FTE we can offer.


About You

You will be using your valuable experience to provide the very best possible care to our women and babies. If you hold previous experience in supporting mothers with breastfeeding would be great but is not essential as training will be given.


To succeed in this role you will need to:

  • Possess excellent assessment skills
  • Have a passion and focus for working with families/whanau with compassion and kindness
  • Be an exceptional team player who has strong communication skills
  • Be a Registered Nurse with a current APC for New Zealand


The Southern DHB rewards these qualities with opportunities for personal and professional development, providing an environment that enables the maternity team to support each other and work together to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.


We will be visiting Alexandra on Monday 14th June and will be available for drop in/information sessions from 1pm, 2pm and 3pm at the Church Lounge, next to the Community House. We can answer your questions about the change to Southern DHB and assist you in making an application if you wish to wait until then to apply. Otherwise please click on the Apply Now button on this page and make your application. Please note applications will be closing on Thursday, 17 June 2021. If you attend these sessions and have not made an application please ensure you bring with you identification, which should include passport and drivers licence (and proof of any name changes)


In order to be considered for this role you need to need to complete and attach the Occupational Health form and Police Check form with a passport and drivers licence (and proof of any name changes) as below.


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Closing Date:   Thursday, 17 June 2021


For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor, (03) 470 9268   Milair.ryalls@southerndhb.govt.nz


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