Southern District Health Board - New Zealand

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If you have a real affinity for critical care nursing, you want to grow your career, and you're ready to start a new, more fulfilling life in New Zealand, you're in the right place.

SouthernDHB's critical care team delivers long-term life support services to critically ill patients in a large area at the bottom of the South Island. As well as delivering a tertiary referral service for other medical providers in the region, our team also runs the Aeromedical Retrieval Service to transport patients to other hospitals.

As part of a major redevelopment at Dunedin Hospital, we're opening a brand-new critical care facility to make sure that our highest-need patients have the best care possible.

With 18 beds in a combined ICU/HDU, patients will be able to transition between levels of care without leaving the unit. It's as up-to-date as medical facilities get, with modern equipment, and with the patient-focussed design you'll be thrilled at the quality of care you can provide.

In each shift you'll be responsible for the assessment, care and treatment of one patient, with autonomy in your scope of practice. You'll work with patients of all ages - from young children to geriatric - and their families, too.

With your solid base in critical care nursing, this is an ideal opportunity to move your career forward. As a teaching hospital, our close relationship with the University of Otago's Medical School means we can offer you considerable opportunities for professional development and career progression.

You'll be an adaptive, hard-working nurse who's empathetic and can quickly build a rapport with patients and their families. You'll treat everyone with kindness and respect, bring a positive attitude, and value openness and honesty. The great news is that's also how your colleagues work, so you'll be welcomed into a team with a fantastic workplace culture, and have the opportunity for working a family-friendly and life-friendly roster - so you'll have time for all the other things that matter to you!

And speaking of culture, there's Dunedin. This small, buzzing city has everything you need, with restaurants, cafes, shops and entertainment. Add to that an affordable cost of living, light traffic, and an appealing true New Zealand character, and you won't look back. Outdoor opportunities abound; in the summer, head for the lakes and sea, and in the winter, the country's best skifields.

You can stop your search for work-life balance right now. If that's something that's critical to you, come and join us in New Zealand - you'll never be more satisfied.

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Posted:  March 20, 2019
Expires:  April 23, 2019