Registered Nurses - Higher Acuity Nursing & Progressive Care Unit

  • Permanent full-time and part-time vacancies for experienced Registered Nurses
  • Fresh, brand new 4-Bed Progressive care unit opened
  • Advanced critical thinking with exceptional patient assessment

Mō te tūnga - About the Role

Are you passionate about working in an area that combines medical and surgical patient care?

If the answer is yes... we want to hear from you.

There are a number of opportunities in A8 to develop specialised skills including advanced wound care, working in the autonomous acute stroke nurse role and in the progressive care unit.

A8 is a unique ward accommodating both the Acute Stroke Unit and Vascular Surgery specialties. We are a passionate and dynamic team who support a diverse patient group, as well as each other.

Currently there are 24 inpatient ward beds, and recently 4 new progressive care beds have opened. These provide intermediate level nursing for both stroke and vascular patients.

We have a wide range of complex patient presentations which includes acute and elective, medical and surgical, local and wider South Island.

You will be well supported by the senior nursing team which comprises of a Charge Nurse Manager, Nurse Educator, Stroke Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Vascular Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Ko wai koe | About You

We are looking for energetic nurses who are eager to strengthen and develop their skills in these specialty areas, working on the ward with the best views across Christchurch in Waipapa.

  • Advanced critical thinking with exceptional patient assessment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Previous surgical experience preferred however experience working in other acute specialties will be considered. 
  • Experience in wound management and high acuity nursing desirable

This ward offers multiple opportunities for ongoing professional development, acute clinical skill enhancement and leadership.

Apply today, submitting a cover letter outlining your experience and skillset aligned with this exciting opportunity to join our awesome team.

We welcome RN's interested to have a look around to see if the ward is right for you.

** Applications will be considered immediately by the hiring manager once received. **

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

Job no: PC2466586

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023