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Ward 21, Registered Nurse

West Coast District Health Board
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Canterbury - Christchurch
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Become part of a team making a real difference to our future generations.

  • 0.8FTE (fixed term, parental leave cover)

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

Are you passionate about child health and looking for a new challenge? Ward 21 has a fixed term, part-time role available in our paediatric nursing team, caring for children who are undergoing a variety of elective and acute surgical procedures. Join our service and you will be able to work in collaboration with a large multidisciplinary team to provide quality paediatric care in a busy ward environment. To ensure best outcomes for our children it is preferable that you have recent child health experience, engage well with children and their families, are flexible, adaptable and have excellent communication skills.

If you are an interested and dedicated Registered Nurse with experience in Child Health the ability to work rostered rotating shifts and would like the opportunity to develop your paediatric surgical nursing skills then apply now!


  • Registered Nurse - 0.8FTE
  • Rostered shifts to suit the service

Skills and experience:

  • Current NZ nursing registration, annual practising certificate and recent child health experience in either a medical or surgical area
  • A passion to engage with and provide holistic care for children and their families
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Confidence, initiative and a proactive approach to work

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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