Registered Nurses - Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit

  • Multiple full-time and part-time positions available in the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit.
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team on rostered and rotating shifts.

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 Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit is a dynamic, patient focused unit. We pride ourselves in being innovative, forward thinking and up to date with technology and change. The service is expanding in preparation for the implementation of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in Canterbury, leading to the opportunity for motivated Registered Nurses to join our team.

The Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit undertakes 10,000+ diagnostic and interventional endoscopy procedures per year and provides other gastrointestinal services to the Canterbury population. It is also a secondary and tertiary referral service for the South Island with a strong research programme that is recognised internationally, in addition to an active undergraduate and postgraduate medical teaching programme.

Most of our nursing team work in the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit; a purpose-built facility with four procedures rooms and a fifteen-bed recovery area. The Unit is operational Monday to Friday, with specialist nursing clinics occurring both here and, in the outpatient, building nearby.

Specialist endoscopy nursing support is also provided to other areas of the Christchurch Hospital campus in addition to outplaced lists at a private facility in Christchurch.

The Role: Where you fit in

  • As a Nurse within the unit, your previous medical or surgical experience and technical abilities will help you to provide care to patients undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures.
  • You’ll have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well under pressure within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • You will be required to work rostered and rotating shifts, Monday to Friday, with pro rata participation on an on-call roster once you have achieved competent endoscopy nursing skills.

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.

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Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC0401241

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Thursday, 9 April 2020