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Registered Nurses - Surgical Wards

Registered Nurse - Surgical Wards

Dunedin Hospital

Permanent, full time or part time opportunities


  • Fed up with the long commutes and want to get some time back?
  • Continuous professional development opportunities and a supportive environment
  • Express interest in joining one of our Surgical Ward teams


Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about surgical nursing? Good news! We are looking for Registered Nurses to join us in permanent roles in our Surgical Ward teams at Dunedin Hospital.


Boasting beautiful buildings and a unique community spirit, Dunedin is the city you have been dreaming of to take your career to new heights.


Development Opportunities

The work on our Surgical wards is varied and interesting and you will have many opportunities to develop professionally. 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 teams are dedicated, professional and on hand to provide you with mentorship, training and support.


Mō mātou | About us

Ward 3 Surgical is a 54 bed specialist surgery ward covering Acute and Elective Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Rheumatology, ENT, Ophthalmology and Maxillofacial specialities.


Ward 4A is a 24 bed General Surgery ward, with a co-located six bed High Dependency Unit attached. Ward 4A specializes in upper & lower GI and colorectal Surgery and provides for both elective and acute surgical admissions.


Ward 4C is a 25 bed general surgical ward specialising in vascular, urology, plastics, breast and gynaecology and provides for both elective and acute surgical admissions.


Mōu ake | About you

The successful applicant will need to have recent surgical nursing experience, ideally in the specialities listed above, be able to demonstrate resilience, will not mind putting in some hard work and be open and willing to up-skill as required.


You will also have:

  • 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.
  • A friendly demeanour, excellent communication skills and be 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.


If you have a particular interest in one of the above wards, please let us know in your covering letter, but rest assured that joining any of these teams stands you in good stead to advance your career, so if you are passionate about surgical nursing, our teams will provide you a platform to thrive!


Ōtepoti | Dunedin

Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel. It is well-known for its Southern Hospitality. Outside of work, you will find life in Dunedin to be a straightforward place to live, with excellent schools, a laid-back lifestyle and world-famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. This compact yet vibrant regional city has plenty of energy, expected to be a university town. This sustains excellent activities such as theatre, stunning gardens, art galleries, live music and a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés. Central Otago is a notable holiday destination, and many outdoor recreation opportunities are easily accessible from Dunedin.


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date: Monday 3 October 2022


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

For further information please contact Ben Kingsbury, Recruitment Advisor, email

All conversations will be confidential in nature.

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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