Clinical Resource Nurse (EN or RN)

Clinical Resource Team – Timaru Hospital

Permanent, Part to Full Time, 0.6 to 1.0 FTE, Hours Negotiable


Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At SCDHB, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

Right now, we’re looking for a Registered or Enrolled Nurse with lots of flexibility to become part of the team here in Timaru. You will be a permanent reliver, helping out in any ward in the hospital as per the needs of the service. You’ll enjoy the flexibility of a truly varied role – one moment you could be working with a gynecology patient; the next, you’re in orthopedics – never a dull moment or a day that looks like another!

You will have consolidated general nursing skills as you can be rostered on to any and all wards. This includes, but is not limited to, Medical, Surgical, Operating Theatre, Paediatrics, ICU, AT&R, Emergency, and Mental Health. The ward/department will support your clinical function from within the established team. This will be a fantastic opportunity to broaden your nursing experience.

You must have the following:

·  Nursing Council of NZ registration, and current APC.

·  Be eligible to work in New Zealand

·  Be able to work collaboratively with health professionals and as an autonomous practitioner. 

·  Be able to integrate into different established teams in order to provide effective patient care. 

·  Be able to apply a flexible approach to areas of work.

·  Excellent clinical assessment skills


Note that you will still be required to work rostered duties, morning, afternoon and night shifts. This is not a weekday office hour job, it is still a rostered shift job, but without a fixed location of work.

Rostering as part of the ‘On Call Team’ may be required for experienced theatre nurses.


Why choose South Canterbury DHB?

As one of the country’s smaller DHBs our people always have room to move and grow - you’ll get a wider exposure to specialties and enjoy the benefits of a flat structure: processes that run smoothly and a fun, friendly culture. With us, you’re more than just a number; you’re part of a team where everyone knows your name.

On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, work-life balance is truly achievable here.

At SCDHB, integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.


Apply now - this moment is yours!


If you have any questions about the role, please contact Anne Greaney at 027 201 1881

Please apply for this vacancy online at

We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.

If you have any questions regarding these positions please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Applications accepted until: OPEN 2022

This job advert may close early once a suitable applicant is found.


As part of our duty of care towards our patients, it is crucial that all patient-facing staff be fully immunised. If you have made it to the later stages of recruitment, you will be expected to produce your immunisation records for infection control purposes.

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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: KZAI1137667

Location: Mental Health Services (Kensington Centre), Talbot Park Hospital, Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: OPEN 2022