Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse - Medical Ward

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

Watch this video to learn how this moment is yours!

Right now, we’re looking for Registered and Enrolled Nurses to join our medical ward team at Timaru hospital. In this role you will have the opportunity to advance your nursing skills and knowledge base while working with a supportive, tight knit team.  You will have opportunities to advocate for the diversity of our patients’ beliefs and cultures; and assisting us to deliver treatments trying different methods to support the best journey through our services for tūroro (patients) and their whānau (families).

You’ll enjoy the flexibility of a truly varied role where there is never a dull moment or a day that looks like another!

What you will bring?

  • In addition to your positive attitude, willingness to learn and passion for providing quality healthcare, in joining our team you will bring:
  • Demonstrated assessment and reassessment skills for managing acutely unwell patients, both prior to and during treatment
  • Confident communication skills in a fast-paced, varied environment and the ability to prioritize
  • The ability to ‘think on your feet’, be adaptive, and problem solve
  • An empathetic nature, and an understanding of the importance of kindness and sincerity in patient care
  • A willingness to learn, in a collaborative team environment
  • An open mind, and respect for our diverse community, their background, and how we incorporate this into our patient centered care approach

Te Whatu Ora - South Canterbury

On July 1 2022 New Zealand’s health system became known as Te Whatu Ora.  This service manages all health services including hospital and specialist services, and primary and community care, across New Zealand. Te Whatu Ora - South Canterbury is the local district where Timaru Hospital is located and will deliver these services to the district’s population.

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Why choose Timaru Hospital? (Located in South Canterbury, South Island, NZ)

As one of the country’s smaller hospitals 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 Timaru Hospital, 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! 

New Zealanders returning home or international candidates are all welcome to apply. 

If you are a bit curious about this role call or email us for us for a confidential chat or note down any preferences in a cover letter.

E: tarmer   ( Terry, Charge Nurse Manager)

P: +64 03  687 2230  ( Human Resources Team)

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We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site and or hearing from you with any questions. 

Application Closing date: OPEN

( This vacancy may close when suitable applicants have been appointed)

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: HWAH2137895

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: OPEN