Registered Nurses – Children’s Acute Assessment Unit & Children’s Haematology & Oncology (CHOC)

Child Health - Registered Nurses Children’s Acute Assessment Unit (CAAU)  &  Child Health - Registered Nurses Children’s Haematology & Oncology 

  • Full Time & Part Time rostered shifts to suit service requirements.
  • To succeed in these roles you will have paediatric experience and a strong focus on family centered care.

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

  • The Children’s Acute Assessment Unit  (CAAU) is a busy 9 bed unit caring for children aged 0 – 15 years requiring assessment and treatment for a wide range of acute medical and surgical conditions. CAAU is a diverse, often challenging place to work. It is fast paced, with an average length of stay of 6 hours and therefore can be a rapidly changing acute environment thus it is imperative that you are adaptable, comfortable with change and enjoy working as part of a cohesive, effective and efficient team.


  • The Children’s Haematology Oncology Centre (CHOC) is one of two tertiary paediatric oncology centres in New Zealand. We provide inpatient and outpatient care for up to 50 new diagnoses per year. Our regional services provide shared care support for children and their families in the South Island and lower North Island and we participate in high quality clinical research programmes with most children in our service enrolled on clinical trials. You’ll work with a diverse group of teams to provide advanced clinical care and nursing expertise to the patients and their families/whanau that present to the Children’s Haematology/ Oncology Centre (CHOC).


The Role: Where you fit it

We have some wonderful opportunities for experienced RNs to join us in our paediatric Acute Assessment Unit (CAA) & Children’s Haematology and Oncology Service (CHOC).

This is an exciting opportunity to join our cohesive paediatric team and to be involved in a time of significant change for child health. The new acute services building in Christchurch will see our Paediatric services move to state of the art new paediatric facilities, on the edge of the picturesque Hagley Park.

Our roles will enable you to grow as a paediatric nurse by giving you opportunities to learn and develop your own skills while in turn you can share with us your skills and help us invest in the wellbeing and improve outcomes for the children and families of Canterbury.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 


Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story


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.


If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.


Please apply online or to discuss further becoming part of our team, please contact:


Phone: 033377956

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






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

Job no: 235356

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Friday, 22 March 2019