Nurse Educator – Perioperative Service

Nurse Educator – Perioperative Service

Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region and we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

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Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do.  Because health is ultimately all about people.  What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do. 

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

Nurse Educator – Perioperative Service with a focus on the Operating Theatre

We’re looking for an experienced registered nurse to join our nursing team as our Nurse Educator. This role has a main focus on the Operating Theatre including Operating Theatre Assistant Education Programme area of our perioperative service.

It is envisaged your broad knowledge of operating theatre work, recent experience,  enthusiasm and passion will drive the provision of education to new and existing staff.

As a positive role model in clinical leadership you will work collaboratively with the senior nursing team across the theatre services to ensure high standards of nursing education are delivered to our teams. 

Your clinical expertise will also enable you to provide valuable support and education to staff whilst you facilitate innovative, creative education within the service and will place you perfectly as a resource for the team.

Self-motivation, with exceptional organisational and interpersonal skills and the ability to engage a wide range of people, is paramount in this role.


  • Mon-Fri 8-4:30

Skills & Experience:

  • You will be an experienced senior Registered Nurse with a current NZ practicing certificate – this is a senior nursing role
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other professionals.
  • You will be an advanced nursing practitioner with excellent time management, interpersonal /organisational skills and  ability to be adaptable, flexible and solution focused
  • Ability to share and demonstrate specialist knowledge with skills experience in teaching, mentoring and coaching
  • You will hold, or currently be working towards, Level 8 post graduate qualification

Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star! 

If this particular role isn’t for you we do have other similar opportunities, please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.


Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact


Phone: 033377956


Permanent/Full Time

Job no: 234415

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Tuesday, 21 August 2018