Registered Nurse - Orthopaedic Outpatients and Orthopaedic Acute Care

  • Permanent part time 0.8FTE position
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC
  • You will have a minimum of 2 years recent clinical experience working in an acute hospital environment

Mō te tūnga | About the role

Our Orthopaedic Outpatient Department cares for patients of all ages covering acute emergency/trauma, follow-up appointments and specialty clinics.  No day will be the same with a variety of tasks including wound management, casting, splinting, patient education and running a variety of clinics.

Our Department provides Acute Orthopaedic Care in the new Emergency Department in Waipapa– rostered shifts 0800 through until 2300 hours.  In addition to this we continue to provide follow up care in the Orthopaedic Outpatient Department (Boneshop) with clinics Monday – Friday 0800-1730. 

 Ko wai koe | About You

We are looking for energetic Registered Nurses to work in our busy emergency and outpatient specialty departments. In this role you will work a rotating roster across both areas, Acute Care and Boneshop. Your excellent interpersonal skills and flexibility will be key to your success in this role.

We will provide a comprehensive orientation package in a supportive environment to the successful applicant. You’ll have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well under pressure within a multidisciplinary team environment. Professional development is supported, and you will have opportunities to attend training.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

  • Acute medical or surgical experience is essential
  • A NZ Registered Nurse with current Annual Practising Certificate

Mō mātou – About us

From July this year 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.

Ngā hua – Benefits

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.

Tono ināianei – Apply Now

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

Enquiries: Natalie Gaunt – Recruitment Specialist –

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform your role under the Health Order. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will meet many people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.



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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC2108661r1

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 9 October 2022