Recovery Nurse, PACU, Paediatric Operating Rooms, Starship Child Health

  • Permanent
  • Auckland

Website Auckland District Health board

Starship Child Health is a dedicated paediatric healthcare service and major teaching centre, providing family centred care to children and young people throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific. Starship is a part of Auckland DHB and is the only comprehensive children’s hospital in New Zealand serving a population of approximately 1 million children. Auckland DHB is NZ’s largest public tertiary hospital which has strong ties with University of Auckland and provides extensive teaching and training opportunities.

Our Paediatric Operating Theatres at Starship Child Health provides acute and elective surgical procedures in the paediatric specialties of General, Thoracic, Urology, Endoscopy, Oncology, ORL, Dental, Minor Neuro, Orthopaedics, and Plastics.

Auckland District Health Board (Auckland DHB) is one of the largest tertiary public healthcare provider within New Zealand. We have a large, modern state of the art perioperative department covering various specialities within 5 different areas, each having their own operating theatres and PACU services.

We are looking for experienced Recovery Nurses who have an interest in Paediatrics. We have permanent full time and part time vacancies available in our Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (Recovery)/Pre Op in our paediatric operating theatres at Starship Children’s Health. We also have 12 months fixed term positions available from later in the year.

You will have at least 1 year recent PACU / recovery, surgical or HDU / ICU experience within a large hospital and will either be eligible for or already have registration with the Nursing Council of NZ. You will have a positive attitude, an innovative and adaptable approach to practice, excellent communication skills and a real commitment to working in this area of nursing.

We will provide you:

  • A supportive learning environment with opportunities for further development to advance your practice.
  • Education and support in the form of preceptorship with a personalised orientation programme by educators from all professional groups, OR management and the wider multidisciplinary team.
  • An opportunity to combine with positions within other perioperative areas.

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We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.  To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to “do your life’s best work” at Auckland DHB

To apply, click on the link below and make an online application attaching your latest CV and cover letter. For more information or for help with your online application, please contact Sonu Anand on or 09 638 0429 quoting ref # CEN07834

Closing date is 24 June 2018

Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.

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