Registered and Enrolled Nurses - Expression of Interest

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  • Express your interest in joining our SCDHB whānau
  • Enjoy a great South Canterbury lifestyle
  • Grow your professional skills in a tight-knit, diverse workforce

Looking for the flexibility to enjoy the moments that matter? You’ve found it here at SCDHB!

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?

This is our call to all Registered and Enrolled Nurses, at any stage in their career, who are looking for new opportunities to progress their career, a new place to call home, or are seeking that ‘change that feels as good as a holiday’ - tell us what you can bring to our diverse, tight-knit SCDHB whānau!

No matter how far through you are in your career, our teams pride themselves on providing you opportunity for professional development. We will support you to advance your nursing skills and knowledge; provide opportunities to advocate for the diversity of our patients’ beliefs and cultures; and assist us to deliver treatments trying different methods to support the best journey through our services for tūroro (patients) and their whānau (families).

If you want to join our team to make the most of what we have to offer, apply now! Completing this Expression of Interest application will allow us to connect with you when we have a Registered Nurse vacancy, to proactively look to see if you are the right fit for the job. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for specific RN and EN vacancies as they are listed – if you see a vacancy listed with your specialty or preference area, go for it and make another application!

You will need to be registered with the New Zealand Nursing Council and have a current Annual Practising Certificate to join our team.

Why choose South Canterbury DHB?

Whether it's workplace safety or work/life balance, we understand there's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to hauora (well-being), which is why we have a range of initiatives to look after the professional development and personal needs of our kaimahi (staff).

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.

If you’re local to the area, you’ll be familiar with all the hidden gems of Timaru. But if you’re considering the move from further afield, you’ll soon find out why it’s one of the country’s best kept secrets: between the beach and the mountains, work-life balance is truly achievable here. You’ll join a tight-knit community that will make you feel at home from the get-go, and be able to access all the adventure of the wild South Canterbury back drop, without being far from a city when you’re craving that bit of bustle.

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.

So why wait? If this is the professional challenge you crave, make a move that offers an exciting change and all the freedom to enjoy the moments that matter.

Apply now - this moment is yours!  

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 this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Applications OPEN.

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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Job no: FKAJ2137851

Location: Corporate Services (Gardens Block), Mental Health Services (Kensington Centre), Primary and Community Services, Talbot Park Hospital, Timaru Hospital, Timaru Other

Closing Date: OPEN