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Registered Nurses - Pacific Island

Registered Nurse – Pacific Island Community

Community Nursing, Invercargill

Salary Band – $64,291 - $88,757 p.a. pro-rata + Kiwisaver


  • An opportunity to positively influence health outcomes for pacifika people
  • Out and about in the community, hospital and outpatient clinics
  • Permanent position (0.6FTE – 24 hours per week)
  • Competitive salary


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Our Pacific Island Community nurses provide comprehensive oversight and advocacy for Pacific Island clients’ nursing care which is coordinated and integrated with other health services. The service encompasses close collaboration with the Pacific Island Cultural and Advisory Trust. All nursing cares delivered are culturally responsive, appropriate and are targeted to meet the needs of Pacific Island peoples. There may also be an opportunity to pick up some casual work in District Nursing in the Invercargill area if you wish.


In this busy role, your daily routine could involve any of the following activities:

  • Work with Pacific Island persons/whanau within Primary and Secondary Care settings
  • Ensure all community services are accessible and appropriate
  • Provide education and health programmes suitable for Pacifika people and the wider community
  • Follow-up and advocate as required for patients discharged to the community
  • Empower clients so that they can manage their own health where possible


Mōu ake | About you

We are looking for a Registered Nurse who has the ability to successfully engage with the local Pacific Island community.  You’ll be a team player and able to work unsupervised who can relate in a professional manner to effectively communicate and support each client through their healthcare experience. You’ll have a current practicing certificate and current driver licence and a familiarity with the Pacific Island Community which is essential for this role.


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Painga | Benefits

  • Affordable housing and beautiful scenery
  • Continuous support for career development
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Access to discounted staff holiday accommodation and a range of retail discounts


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. 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.


Utu whānui | Salary range

This role belongs to the DHB/NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between Step 2 ($64,291 p.a. pro-rata) and Step 8 ($99.757 p.a. pro-rata) on the Community Nurse Scale.


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date 24 April 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: 

For further information please contact Diane Wilson, Recruitment Advisor,


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)


New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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