Ward 17 General Surgical - Registered Nurse


Registered Nurses –Ward 17 General Surgical

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

Enjoy the excitement in one of our fast paced surgical wards!!

The team in Ward 17 at Christchurch Hospital enjoy working in a busy general surgical unit with a focus on colorectal surgery. No two days are the same here in this fast paced team that focus on peri-operative care and recovery.

We’re looking for a Registered Nurse to join us who is passionate about surgery and who is keen to move their career forward. Working in our large multidisciplinary team you can expect to work closely with and learn from our Surgeons, our Nurse Educator and Clinical Nurse Specialist, who are all experts in their specialties and who are focused on advances in surgical care that improve clinical outcomes. In turn you will bring your exceptional interpersonal skills and organisational skills and will be a real team player. You’ll be committed to professional development and enjoy the satisfaction that comes from delivering quality patient care.

Ward 17 is also a Dedicated Education Unit where you’ll enjoy being involved in the development of student nurses.


  • 0.8FTE ( Parental Leave cover)
  • Rotating roster to cover service needs.

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 preferred 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, please look on careers page or give us a call to discuss.

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

Email: nickim@cdhb.health.nz

Phone: 033377956





Fixed Term/Contract/Part Time

Job no: 235074

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Monday, 10 December 2018