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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse – Children’s Ward

Southland Hospital


  • Fixed term, Part time role
  • 40 Hours Per fortnight


About the Role

We have a fixed term position available in our Children’s Ward at Southland Hospital at 0.5FTE (40 hours per fortnight) covering a parental leave until mid-March 2022.  If you have always wanted to give Children’s Health a trial or have experience in Children’s health and want a short change please read on.

Our Children’s Ward is a colourful, vibrant, fast-paced and varied, but a fun place to work.  We strive for excellence in all that we do, taking pride in the care we provide for our patients and their families/whanau when they often find themselves in testing and stressful times.


About You

We’re looking for that special someone who with 2 years or greater post grad experience, ideally within child health, this area of practice isn’t essential what is, is your genuine interest in working with children & families. You will also have:

  • A current New Zealand Registration and APC.
  • Experience in a paediatric setting with prior involvement in child and family health working at a minimum level of Competent on the Professional Development & Recognition Program (PDRP) profile /portfolio or equivalent.
  • Excellent assessment skills.
  • A passion and focus for working with families/whanau with compassion and kindness. 
  • An exceptional team player
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to develop rapport with children and team members alike



The Location

Sick of long commutes to work? - Southland Hospital is located within 10-15 minutes’ drive from anywhere in Invercargill and offers car parking on site for staff.


Now is a great time to re-locate to the Southern District if you were considering the 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’s the outdoors - kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; or theatre, live-music or art or shopping and dining out – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/  or check out Discover Invercargill for what we can offer you and your whanau.


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Closing Date: Sunday, 11 December 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.


Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

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