Registered and Enrolled Nurses and Midwives for Winter Surge Requirements

Right now, we’re planning for winter and we know from the modelling the health system will be pressured by service capacity and absenteeism.  Therefore, we are  building our ability to surge the workforce to support and bolster service sustainability.

We’d love to hear from you if you are a Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse, or  Midwife and have a discussion regarding options available. Some of these include;

  • Family friend hours such as;
  • Flexible hours
  • Any number of shifts
  • Part Shifts such as 6-11pm
  • Rostering as part of an ‘on call team’ may also be an option
  • Length of contract is also flexible from now until September and may be fixed or casual. 

There are options of working in a specific ward or across the service including community and secondary settings and therefore support available from colleagues along with learning and professional development support.  

Candidates will need;

  • 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. 

Why choose Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury?

At Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury, 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 this opportunity, please contact the HR office on 03 687-2230 and or to register your interest please follow this link and we will contact you.

Applications will remain Open until we find suitable staff.



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Job no: ESAM3138117

Location: Mental Health Services (Kensington Centre), Primary and Community Services, Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: Saturday, 17 June 2023