Casual Registered Nurses – Ellesmere Community Hospital

  • Casual Registered Nurse positions
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC
  • Ability to cover sick and annual leaves and weekends

Mō te tūnga | About the role

Ellesmere Community Hospital is located in is a busy community, provides a comprehensive range of health services, including general practitioner referrals for short term care, aged residential care (including respite) and palliative and end of life care.

Ko wai koe | About You

You will need sound clinical experience, confidence in your assessment and problem solving skills, excellent interpersonal skills, proven leadership skills and the ability to work autonomously under pressure. We are looking for passionate Registered Nurse who is keen to develop their career and undertake further study to enhance the workplace within Ellesmere. Sound assessment and leadership skills, adaptability, team work, and confidence are imperative to this role.

Casual positions. Availability for all shifts – morning, afternoon and nights shifts. For night shifts, you will be the sole care registered nurse for the hospital, as such, the position requires an experienced RN. During the day shifts, you will oversee Healthcare assistants as you care for up to 10 patients, 5 of which are Hospital Level care residents.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

  • Acute medical or surgical experience is essential
  • NZ Registered Nurse with current Annual Practising Certificate

Mō mātou – About us

From July last year the Canterbury DHB transitioned across to Te Whatu Ora - Health NZ. This is a great opportunity to make a difference at a time of significant change in the healthcare sector.

Waitaha Canterbury is considered a world leader in its people centred approach to health care. We have a unique one health system approach focused on providing "the right care and support, to the right person, at the right time and in the right place." We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region.

We are proud of how we do things. We have a way of working that we consider unique. It's about trying new things, listening to ideas from wherever they come from and working together as one.

We are passionate about attracting, recruiting and retaining talented people – become part of our team.

Ngā hua – Benefits

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

Tono ināianei – Apply Now

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

Enquiries: Natalie Gaunt – Recruitment Specialist –

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform your role under the Health Order. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will meet many people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.



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Job no: PC2365921

Location: Ellesmere

Closing Date: Sunday, 9 July 2023