Registered Nurse Ward 15 - Gastroenterology & SPCU


Ward 15 – General Surgery Gastroenterology & SPCU

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

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

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

Registered Nurse 

As a Registered Nurse in Ward 15 we can provide you with variety and an excellent opportunity to expand your nursing skills and knowledge. Join us and work with the team that provides care for gastroenterology patients, patients undergoing general surgical procedures within the ward environment and high dependency surgical patients in our 10 bed Surgical Progressive Care Unit (SPCU).  

It is envisaged you will enjoy working in a fast paced environment and the challenge of surgical nursing, have exceptional interpersonal skills and be able to contribute positively to our team.

We are committed to developing your nursing career and have a range of professional development opportunities available.  Ward 15 is also a Dedicated Education Unit, therefore for staff wanting to be involved in the development of student nurses, this is an excellent opportunity.

Recent acute surgical or medical experience is essential for this position.




  • Fulltime and part-time options available (both permanent and fixed term)
  • Rostered shifts to suit service requirements




Skills & Experience:

  • Current registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council and APC.
  • 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.
  • Recent acute surgical or medical experience is essential for this position.

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 so 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, Permanent/Part Time, Fixed Term/Contract/Part Time

Job no: 235156

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018