Registered Nurse – Maternity Ward

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  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Southland
  • Date Advertised: 31-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/060643LL
  • Job Title: Registered Nurse – Maternity Ward
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Southland Hospital, Invercargill

  • Fixed-term position for 12 months
  • Rare opportunity to gain nursing experience within a maternity setting

About the team

Here at Southland Hospital we value the care we offer mothers, babies and families in our maternity unit. Our brand of care and compassion involves a very special blend of strength, compassion and cool-headedness in the midwives who help babies into the world.

About the role – what’s in it for me?

A fantastic opportunity has become available for an experienced NZ Registered Nurse to join our friendly and supportive team in the Maternity unit within Southland Hospital, Invercargill.

You will be using your valuable nursing experience to provide the best possible care to our women and babies as they set out on their new parenting journey. If you have an interest in working within a maternity setting and a passion for women’s health, this is the kind of opportunity that doesn’t come along every day and this one year fixed-term contract will give you plenty of time to learn and grow within the role.

About you

We are looking for a Registered Nurse with a real desire to work with women and babies at this life changing time. Ideally you will have experience working with families, preferably within a maternity or paediatric setting. Breast-feeding experience would be great but is not essential as training will be given.

To succeed in this role you will need to:

  • possess excellent assessment skills
  • have a passion and focus for working with families/whanau with compassion and kindness
  • be an exceptional team player who has strong communication skills
  • be a Registered Nurse with a current APC for New Zealand.

The Southern DHB will reward these qualities with opportunities for personal and professional development, and you will be part of a wider nursing community who both support each other and work together to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.

This is a part time position for 32 hours per week and you will need to be available for a variety of rostered shifts.

If you have the skills we are looking for and are looking for a role where you can really make a difference to the experience of women and their families at a time of great change, we would be delighted to hear from you!

About the Southern DHB

The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers – patients, staff and communities – are at the forefront of everything we do.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing date: Thursday, 13 February 2020.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. For further information please contact

Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: