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Ward 17 General Surgical - Registered Nurse

Canterbury District Health Board
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Canterbury - Christchurch
Job Type:
Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

Enjoy the excitement in one of our fast paced surgical wards!!

Registered Nurse - General Surgical

About us:

Working for the Canterbury District Health Board - working for the Community. At its core, our vision is dependent on achieving a truly collaborative, 'whole of system' approach where everyone in the health system works together to do the right thing for the patient and the right thing for the system and our community as a whole.

About the role:

The team in Ward 17 at Christchurch Hospital enjoy working in a busy general surgical unit with a focus on colorectal surgery. No two days are the same here in this fast paced team that focus on peri-operative care and recovery.

We're looking for a Registered Nurse to join us who is passionate about surgery and who is 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 organisational skills and will be a real team player. You'll be committed to professional development and enjoy the satisfaction that comes from delivering quality patient care.

Ward 17 is also a Dedicated Education Unit where you'll enjoy being involved in the development of student nurses.


  • 0.8FTE
  • Rotating roster to cover service needs

Skills and 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

Our culture

  • Care and respect for others. Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata
  • Integrity in all we do. Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono
  • Responsibility for outcomes. Te Takohanga i ngā hua


  • Something For You is an employee benefits programme available to all staff of the CDHB. CDHB staff are entitled to preferential rates at a wide selection of partners either on a permanent basis or at exclusive events throughout the year. For both the things you need and the things you just want, as a CDHB employee you will be sure to enjoy being able to choose a little Something For You
  • We help you to construct your Professional Development Pathway out of the components that are best for you, resulting in better patient outcomes

How to apply

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Nicki McNeill, Recruitment Specialist - Nursing, Phone: (03) 3377956 or email

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

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