Registered Nurse - Intensive Care Unit

  • Permanent full-time and part-time positions available.
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC.
  • Should have the ability to work rostered shifts in a multi-disciplinary team.

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 people 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

We are looking for Registered Nurses who are interested in a career in ICU and who are committed to providing quality care to our ICU patients. We have a diverse patient group and provide care for a variety of diagnoses in both adults and children requiring intensive care, including those following cardio thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, and trauma.

The Role: Where you fit in

We’d love experienced ICU Nurses to join our team but would also welcome nurses with acute experience who are organised, intuitive, quick thinking, communicate exceptionally well and are absolute team players.
Our team thrive in this challenging environment and you will be no exception.
If you’re looking for work satisfaction and career opportunities, then look no further. We encourage and support your professional development and career aspirations.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.

  • Initiative, excellent time management skills and the ability to effectively and efficiently complete tasks.

  • Motivated and flexible self-starter with the ability to work both in a team and autonomously.

  • Required to work full rotating rostered shifts to cover service needs.

  • Required to work full rotating shifts.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

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.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.  

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.

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

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Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC0747713

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020