Registered Nurse - Gynaecology Unit

  • Permanent full-time, part-time and casual 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

The gynaecology service situated at Christchurch Women’s Hospital is a world class facility that opened in 2005. The positions are available in the Gynaecology ward, Colposcopy and the Gynaecology Procedure Unit.  This wide ranging workplace ensures there is never a dull moment, your scope of practice is extensive and you will develop a broad range of skills.

We are looking for Registered Nurses preferably with recent Surgical/Intraoperative/Recovery experience to work in a multidisciplinary team that provides all facets of care to women, including those undergoing termination of pregnancy. Your ability to work in an empathetic non-judgemental manner is imperative to your success in this role.

The Role: Where you fit in

Ideally you will experience in Women’s health, surgical or acute nursing with sound acute assessment and critical thinking skills, however you will be given a comprehensive orientation to all areas as well as ongoing opportunities to attend study days and teachings. Knowledge and experience in Women’s Health including contraception, venepuncture and intravenous sedation would be an advantage. You will have effective interpersonal and communication skills coupled with excellent organisational and time management skills. Your initiative, excellent time management skills and the ability to effectively and efficiently complete tasks will help you develop your skills in the ward.

The Gynae ward has shifts from Monday to Sunday on a rotating roster and the Gynae Procedure Unit and Colposcopy Unit have shifts from Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm with shifts varying within those hours with a minimum of 4 hours of work.

The Colposcopy position is 0.4 fte permanent part-time with a mixture of eight and four hour shifts and extra casual shifts available.

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, Casual

Job no: 237468

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Thursday, 23 January 2020