Registered Nurse - Ward 18, Acute Orthopaedics


Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region and we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.


Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do.  Because health is ultimately all about people.  What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do. 

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

Are you looking for a work environment that will challenge you and progress your nursing career?

Ward 18, Acute Orthopaedics - Registered Nurse

Ward 18 is a 30 bed Acute Orthopaedic ward with a team that prides itself in its delivery of excellence in nursing care.

We are seeking enthusiastic, natural team player’s with excellent communication skills and a passion for orthopaedic nursing.  As one of two acute orthopaedic wards based at Christchurch Hospital it will provide you with an excellent opportunity to extend your surgical knowledge.  

Join us and work with a team of experienced clinical and support staff who work together and pride themselves on delivering a consistently high standard of care for our patients. In return we can offer you an exciting and challenging multidisciplinary environment with a Nurse Educator and Clinical Nurse Specialist to help support and develop our valued nursing staff ensuring they obtain the exciting opportunities acute orthopaedic nursing has to offer. 

Recent acute surgical or medical experience is preferred for this position.


  • Rostered shifts to suit service requirements
  • We have full-time & part-time options available

Skills & Experience:


  • Current registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council and APC.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other professionals.
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • The ability to be adaptable, flexible and solution focused.
  • Recent acute surgical or medical experience is preferred for this position.



Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star! 

If this particular role isn’t for you we do have other similar opportunities, please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact


Phone: 033377956


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

Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 235194

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 16 December 2018