Registered Nurse - Ward A5 - Elective General Surgical Ward

  • Permanent full time position 
  • Dedicated Education Unit
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team with rotating roster

Mō te tūnga | About the role

The team in Ward A5 at Christchurch Hospital enjoys working in a busy Elective General Surgical Ward with a focus on colorectal surgery. No two days are the same in this fast-paced team that focus on peri-operative care and recovery.

Ko wai koe | About You

We’re looking for a Registered Nurse to join us who is passionate about surgery and are keen to move their career forward. Working in our large multidisciplinary team you can expect to work closely with and learn from our Surgeons, our Nurse Educator and Clinical Nurse Specialist, who are all experts in their specialties and who are focused on advances in surgical care that improve clinical outcomes.

In turn you will bring your exceptional interpersonal skills and organizational skills and will be a real team player.

Ward A5 is also a Dedicated Education Unit where you’ll enjoy being involved in the development of student nurses. You will have effective problem solving and decision-making skills and a commitment to providing and maintaining high standards of nursing practice within our service.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

  • Acute surgical experience is desirable
  • A NZ Registered Nurse with current Annual Practising Certificate

Mō mātou – About us

From July last 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/Full Time

Job no: PC2438844

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 9 April 2023