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Registered Nurse - Surgical

Registered Nurse, Surgical Ward

Southland Hospital  

Salary Band – $64,291 - $83,186 p.a. pro-rata + Kiwisaver + car park


  • Fed up with long commutes – want to get some time back?
  • Great team, with ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Easy Southern lifestyle


Sick of long commutes to work? - Southland Hospital is located within a 10 - 15 minute drive from anywhere in Invercargill and offers free car parking on site for staff.  Our hospital is a modern, secondary level 4 base hospital offering an innovative and progressive working environment.  Small and intimate enough to get to know not only your colleagues, but your patients in particular.  Here you will enjoy a clinically challenging and rewarding job combined with a relaxed and satisfying lifestyle.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Our Surgical Ward at Southland Hospital is looking for experienced Registered Nurses with a “can do”, positive attitude to join their multi-disciplinary team on a permanent basis. Our team is focused on patient centred care, so your kind nature and ability to adapt to rapidly changing clinical situations will ensure your ability to slot into our work family.   


Huarahi whanaketanga | Development opportunities

The work on this ward is varied and interesting and you will have many opportunities to develop professionally. Capability development is a high priority for us – there is ample opportunity for professional development. Further, learning opportunities present themselves on the ward every day, proactive and engaged learners wanting to take full advantage of the opportunities in the environment will have plenty of opportunities to enhance their repertoire of skills. Our team is dedicated, professional and on hand to provide you with mentorship and support.



Mōu ake | About you

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


You will also have:

  • Current registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council and a current APC, with the right to work in New Zealand.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other professionals.
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • The ability to be adaptable, flexible and solution focused.
  • Previous surgical ward experience is preferable.


We also believe in the importance of work/life balance so please indicate in your application your preferred hours per week that would suit your work/life needs best – we have a range of positions from 0.8 FTE – 1.0 FTE available.


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Painga | Benefits

  • Affordable housing and beautiful scenery
  • Continuous support for career development
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • 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 7 ($83,186 p.a. pro-rata).


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:   Open

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,

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


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)
  • COVID-19 vaccination

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