Nurse Educators - ICU - Christchurch Hospital

  • Permanent & fixed term, full-time opportunities for Nurse Educators to join the team in ICU
  • Qualification in adult education is highly desirable.
  • Registered with the NZ Nursing Council and current APC

Mō te tūnga | About the role

An exciting opportunity for the right candidate has arisen. Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a tertiary level 3 ICU covering cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, trauma, paediatric and all general specialty patients requiring intensive care. We are looking for full-time Nurse Educator to join our team and provide clinical expertise, education and support to our large and diverse nursing staff.

The Nurse Educator role offers opportunity for both personal and professional growth.

You will be an effective communicator and your approachable manner will find you acting as a clinical resource and support person for both new and experienced staff.

As a Nurse Educator you will be part of the Senior Nursing Team. You will develop a strong education frame work that will incorporate evidence based and best practice principles related to patient care. You will be expected to utilise your teaching skills to support changes in clinical practice and patient care.

2x Full time, permanent positions

1x Full-time, fixed term for 12 months covering parental leave.

Ko wai koe | About You

Continuing the development of widespread competence in the nursing team is essential, and it requires a strategic planned approach to be successful. This role facilitates the progression of current education resources, as well as the development of future strategic growth. So, if you are a Registered Nurse with extensive medical nursing experience and a passion for education we would love to hear from you.

Your broad knowledge and extensive experience will place you perfectly as an educational resource for the team. This will allow you to coach and support the clinical learning of the nursing team while promoting evidence-based practice. You will be supported through close collaboration with the Nursing Director and Senior Nursing team within General Medicine and the wider cluster. This Nurse Educator role includes developing and strengthening current education resources and delivery of programs, as well as supporting individual learning plans.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

  • An expert nurse who either holds, or is working towards, a relevant post graduate qualification. Qualification in adult education is highly desirable.
  • Positive attitude with problem solving focus
  • A high degree of maturity, stability and self-confidence
  • Clinical role model who supports, encourages and empowers
  • A commitment to quality and excellence
  • Methodical, planned approach to work and establishes clear directions
  • Registered with the NZ Nursing Council and current APC

Mō mātou – About us

From July 2022 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.

Tono ināianei – Apply Now

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

Enquiries: Natalie Gaunt – Recruitment Specialist –


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

Job no: PC2785793

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 10 December 2023