Nursing Careers

Associate Director of Nursing – Surgical

Dunedin Hospital


We have a rare Senior Nursing leadership opportunity within the Operations team, with a specific focus on Surgical nursing specialities, for an experienced and ambitious nurse to join our team in an Associate Director of Nursing role.


Reporting to the Director of Nursing Surgery, Dunedin, this role will see you interfacing with Critical Care, Perioperative and Post Anaesthetic Care teams, particularly Charge Nurses, but in collaborative partnership with Service Managers and Medical and Allied Health professionals to support, coordinate and monitor nursing performance within these key services.


This role has professional, management and leadership accountability for the provision of safe clinical care, workforce planning and implementation of quality improvement strategies within core services. Change is a key characteristic – from the ongoing transformation of Critical Care services, redevelopment of Perioperative models of care, and most excitingly, planning for the New Dunedin Hospital opening in 2028. There are many opportunities to be involved in major improvement projects that better serve the needs of our community.


Our successful candidate will demonstrate significant knowledge and sound experience within the health and disability sector; hold registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council and hold, or be actively working towards, a relevant Masters qualification.  Perioperative and/or ICU experience would be an advantage.


The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it be surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there is literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date: Sunday 21 July 2019

For further information, please contact Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Services & Radiology Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9571 or Email:

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