Southern Cross Healthcare is New Zealand’s largest independent healthcare network; made up of our wholly-owned hospitals and joint venture partnerships in hospitals, surgical centres, and community-based physiotherapy, rehabilitation, workplace wellness and mental health providers.
Our purpose at Southern Cross is to advance the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders; brought to life by a progressive and inclusive workplace culture focused on providing the best care.
We support the health and wellbeing of over 100,000 New Zealanders annually, employ over 2500 people, and partner with over 1000 clinical specialists.
We need the best people to deliver the best care.
Southern Cross Hospital in Wellington was established in 1992 to meet the needs of communities within the wider region, and has seen significant additions and upgrades on the site during recent years. These developments include the addition of a purpose-built consulting centre and day procedure facilities, as well as the introduction of advanced digital operating theatres, diagnostic technologies and new patient facilities. Southern Cross’ hospital in the Capital also features a modern intensive care unit, which allows the hospital to provide higher-risk patients and for the increasing number of complex elective surgical procedures now performed in the private sector.
Our Wellington Specialist Centre offers a range of clinical services, and specialties and currently include orthopaedics, gastroenterology, endoscopy, general & colorectal surgery, vascular services, gynaecology, urology, paediatric surgery, neurophysiology, ophthalmology, and oncology.
About the role:
We are currently seeking Registered Nurses to join our HDU team. We have part time/ full time and casual opportunities. Our unit is open Monday to Friday and staff are required to work rostered and rotating.
Within this role you will have a patient mix which will vary from day to day ranging from spinal and orthopaedics to vascular surgery and major bowel and upper GI surgeries. The successful candidate ideally will assess patient care requirements, deliver planned nursing care, demonstrate effective evaluation of nursing interventions, initiate newly planned care accordingly, and ensure patient advocacy is maintained at all times.
You ideally will have excellent communication skills; have a passion for best practice and a personal commitment to continual professional development.
To be successful you will need:
- Ideally have a minimum of 2 years post registration
- At least 2 years spent within a critical/surgical care environment
- Ideally hold an Advanced life support qualification
- Committed to continuous quality improvement and personal development
What we can offer you:
- Competitive remuneration packages
- Subsidised health insurance
- Christmas and New year breaks
- NZ Council approved PDRP
Make the change you have always been looking for and apply now!