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Registered Nurses - Surgical Wards

Registered Nurse

Surgical wards

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


  • Permanent – Full & part-time positions available
  • Positions across different wards
  • Continuous personal development


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.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

  • 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.

    View Position description


Mōu ake | About you


The successful applicant will need to have current surgical nursing experience, as well as the following.

  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other professionals.
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • New Zealand Registration or working towards obtaining
  • A friendly demeanour, excellent communication skills and be someone who values patient centred care.


Painga | Benefits


  • Tier 2 green-list category for work to residency for non-residents,
  • Beautiful coastlines and a family-friendly community.
  • Continuous support for career development.
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance.
  • Access to staff fitness facilities and banking offers
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


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 NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between step 1 ($64,291 p.a) and Step 7 ($83,186 p.a pro rata) of the RN scale.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Friday 03 February 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

For further information please contact Ben Kingsbury, Recruitment Advisor at and (03) 470 9081

We only accept online applications.  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)
  • 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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