District Nurse - Kaikoura Healthcare

District Nurse– 0.6 to 0.8 FTE negotiable

Kaikoura Healthcare


We have an exciting opportunity for a District Nurse to join an enthusiastic and supportive team in our purpose built healthcare facility nestled within a stunning coastal community.


About Kaikoura Healthcare

Located at the Northern end of Canterbury, Kaikoura Healthcare offers a wide variety of services to the local community.  Our integrated Family Health Centre offers a fantastic mix of general practice, rural hospital medicine and allied health with a wide range of services providing seamless but wraparound services for our patients

We have a huge amount to offer to anyone who has an interest in living a lifestyle where a range of outdoor activities are at your fingertips. Fishing, coastal walks, surfing and boating are all within arm’s reach while good coffee and restaurants are also there to be enjoyed within our seaside settlement. If you are passionate about nursing and enjoying all that Canterbury has to offer, then why not combine the two and join us at Kaikoura Healthcare!


About the Role

This role will suit an experienced District/Community Nurse who displays a caring and flexible approach to patient care. You will enjoy working within a close knit team of healthcare professionals, while also at times work autonomously as you support and manage our patient’s health and wellbeing out in the wider community.

As a District Nurse you will have a case load of clients with short to long term care needs, primarily older adults or disability/spinal cord injuries and palliative care and support. This role will cover a wide variety of nursing duties as you visit patients in their homes. These will include; wound care, continence and catheter care, lab result management and palliative care with the added bonus of being exposed to clinical conditions you may not otherwise see if you were in a large hospital setting.

The successful candidate will be a Registered Nurse who:

  • Is looking for a role full of variety with no two days the same – a real generalist!
  • Enjoys working within the community and acting as the first point of contact for any healthcare related matters
  • Committed to ensuring a high level of patient care at all times
  • An avid multi-tasker
  • An excellent team player with a can-do attitude
  • Eager to continue to learn and grow within their role
  • Able to develop and maintain positive relationships with our patients


  • NZ healthcare experience
  • MedTech32 knowledge an advantage
  • A current APC with no restrictions
  • Eligibility to work within New Zealand


This role is for up to 4 days a week as District nurse with flexibility required to cover annual leave across the team when necessary.

For more information on all that Kaikoura has to offer, take a look at the following link: https://www.kaikoura.co.nz/


All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence and will close on 21 June 2019. For further information, please contact Angela Blunt on 03 3193501 or email Angela.Blunt@cdhb.health.nz

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 236407

Location: Kaikoura

Closing Date: Monday, 1 July 2019