Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiology – Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Position: Clinical Nurse Specialist – Cardiology

The Cardiology service is seeking an inspirational and experienced Cardiology Nurse with a passion for patient education and self-management.  This role contributes to advanced cardiac care and provides leadership to the cardiology specialty nursing team.

Key responsibilities include to lead and advance the delivery of acute cardiac education, rehabilitation and chronic cardiac disease management, to people during admission and in nurse-led outpatient clinics across Tauranga and Whakatāne Hospitals.  This is a permanent 0.8FTE part-time position, working 64 hours per fortnight.

If you are enthusiastic, enjoy working within a motivated specialist team and are committed to providing a quality service, we would love to hear from you. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership and teamwork qualities, with the ability to actively participate in ongoing professional and cardiac service development.

This is a senior nursing role and the preferred candidate will have a post graduate qualification relevant to the specialist role, with cardiac nurse prescribing a desirable qualification.

Bay of Plenty District Health Board recognises Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of New Zealand.  Article III of Te Tiriti o Waitangi grounds our commitment to improving equity for Māori as tāngata whenua (people of the land). It is essential that our whole workforce engages effectively with Māori and our culturally diverse community. There are opportunities here to support you to identify resources, build knowledge, and link with networks related to improving health equity.

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has an innovative culture where staff share the principles of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsiveness and Excellence in their daily work.

All applications must be made online at this link.

Reference: 005001433
Location: Bay of Plenty
Work Type: Permanent Part Time
FTE: 0.8
Closing Date: 22/12/2021  

Consultant Echo Cardiologist, Sabbatical Cover – Dunedin, New Zealand

Position: Consultant Echo Cardiologist – Sabbatical Cover

  • Dunedin
  • Sabbatical Cover from 7 March to 3 June 2022
  • 1.0 FTE

About Southern District Health Board
Our DHB covers the largest geographical catchment amongst all the DHB’s in New Zealand. We proudly strive to provide top quality healthcare to our diverse patient population.

About the Role
One of our Echo Cardiologist is taking a three-month sabbatical between 7 March to 3 June 2022 and we are accepting applications for this fixed-term cover.

The appointee would share clinical responsibility for the Echocardiography service provided by the Southern District Health Board in both Dunedin and Invercargill Hospitals:

  • The appointee is expected to be proficient in the performance and interpretation of standard adult transthoracic Echocardiography, dobutamine/exercise stress echo testing and adult transoesophageal echocardiography including for interventional procedures.
  • Reporting of adult echos is required to ensure all adult echos in the DHB are formally reported.
  • Expertise in performance and interpretation of echoes for paediatric patients and adult patients with congenital heart disease would confer an advantage.
  • Experience with new echocardiographic technology such as strain imaging and 3D echocardiography is required.

Additionally, you will take part in the general cardiology roster covering acute cardiology/CCU, and in-hospital consultations. You will also provide outpatient clinics both on-site and off-site at regional and rural hospitals, supervision and reporting of diagnostic services (exercise stress testing, Holter monitors, ambulatory blood pressure monitors etc,) and triaging of echocardiography laboratory requests. Implicit is the teaching and training of medical students, house officers and registrars.

About the Service
Our Cardiology Department at Dunedin Hospital is situated in a city centre and serves a large geographical catchment area. The hospital has 350 inpatient beds and serves as a teaching and training institution of the University of Otago and has all major specialties. Dunedin provides tertiary level care in neurosurgery and cardiothoracic surgery and the region is well served by an excellent helicopter retrieval service.

About You

Appointed specialists will possess the FRACP or an equivalent qualification allowing a vocational registration with the NZ medical council. The Southern DHB recruitment team are able to provide support in applying for registration. Applications from overseas Physicians are welcome and a start date will be negotiated with registration and immigration requirements taken into consideration.

We are also taking a flexible approach and would also consider other options – for further information or to discuss please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email:

To Apply:

We only accept online applications.  Please apply via our website:  

We will be screening applications before the closing date to ensure we can start interviewing once the role closes on Friday, 17 December 2021 but this may be closed earlier.

COVID Vaccination Requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker.  If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.  If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination no later than the 15 November 2021 and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022.

Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Cardiovascular Nursing Opportunities – Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand

Position: Cardiovascular Nursing Opportunities

  • New Zealand’s (Aoteoroa) leading Cardiovascular service – multiple specialties
  • Fast track to NZ Residency Now Available – but be quick!
  • Strong commitment to professional career development & learning
  • Permanent, full time and part time nursing positions available
  • Relocation support available (including Covid-19 Quarantine costs)

Auckland District Health Board (Te Toka Tumai) is home to an internationally respected group of specialist cardiovascular services unique to Australasia. Together the Cardiovascular Directorate at ADHB provides the largest amount of complex surgeries and specialist cardiac and vascular services across New Zealand. These specialties include cardiovascular surgery, interventional cardiology, vascular surgery and specialist cardiovascular intensive care including a national ECMO service.

We provide a broad and unique platform to grow your professional nursing career in any stream of the cardiovascular specialty.   We pride ourselves on offering great personal and professional development, a collaborative and supportive environment and real focus on providing growth and advancement opportunities to our nursing workforce. See the link below to our Why Nursing at Auckland DHB web page.

New Fast Track to Residency Announced by NZ Immigration

If you are a trained Cardiac Nurse seeking a new challenge, broaden your career and experience an exciting new lifestyle – then this is a great opportunity for you to achieve all 3 goals here in Auckland! And, once you get here, if you enjoy the experience as we know you will, then NZ Immigration have just announced a fast track pathway to residency (so long as you get here and apply before 31 July 2022). Here is a link to the Immigration announcement New Residency Visa

Overview of setting options for you to consider – expressing interest in more than one is fine!

Below is a brief summary of the specialty departments you can choose to express your interest in. You may have experience already in one area but want to grow your skills in another, and that is something we are glad to try and support! Once you have reviewed the options you can indicate in your application the specialties you would like to be considered for (our online application questions will guide you). Our nursing team will review your application and may even suggest additional areas you could consider when we respond to you.

Cardiology Nursing (Ward 31) – We offer an environment of patient centred care to national and local populations.  We support this with a commitment to staff development of skills and knowledge that also includes rotational working within the cardiac care unit.

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) – CVICU leads New Zealand in providing specialised nursing care based on clinical skill, research, education and innovation. We are the only adult ICU to specialize in heart and lung transplant and extracorpeal membrane oxygenation providing learning opportunities you can’t get anywhere else in New Zealand. Our commitment is to the highest levels of clinical quality and providing the best standards of personalised care possible to our patients. This is a 24 hour service covering both elective and acute admissions, providing our patients with intensive care for a range of procedures. With excellent professional development opportunities, and on-going education along with the opportunity to apply for subsidised relevant postgraduate education, these roles would suit experienced Registered Nurses who thrive in an acute hospital setting. To be considered for this position you have at least 2 years’ experience in an ICU/HDU, acute surgical, acute medical or cardiac area – and be eligible for registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council.

Vascular Services (Ward 41) –An opportunity to develop your acute surgical and interventional skills and be a part of the only purely vascular service in Australasia! In this exciting specialty you will be able to develop your acute surgical and assessment skills. You will be a member of a multidisciplinary, professional team committed to delivering quality care to Auckland’s vascular patients. We will offer an environment supporting professional development and further education and are particularly interested in expanding our team with registered nurses experienced from a surgical, medical or cardiac background.

Coronary Care Unit – Offers exciting challenges within a critical care environment practicing the latest in Nursing and Medical research/ evidenced-based care. We are an innovative team of professionals who will provide you with full orientation and on-going support to help you succeed in achieving your own professional goals. We are inviting applications from passionate registered nurses with a desire to deliver top quality patient care. You will be a Registered Nurse with a minimum of one year experience in a New Zealand hospital (recent Acute General Medical or Surgical experience is advantageous).We provide comprehensive orientation and on-going support to all our new team members.

Cardiac Investigations unit – Be part of a vibrant multidisciplinary team. This unit is an acute care department specialising in a wide range of diagnostic and interventional procedures of varying complexities while caring for patients acutely and on a non-acute basis.

Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit (Ward 42) – Opportunity to gain cardiothoracic experience! Join our dedicated team of nurses in a stimulating and fast paced environment. You will be caring for patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery who have complex needs in an acute and challenging clinical setting. You will be a part of a supportive team working towards your continuing professional development and ideally, you will have previous cardiothoracic experience or recent surgical experience in an acute hospital setting.

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Why nursing at Auckland DHB? Click through to our careers site nursing page and take a look at what we look to offer to nurses in general and if it resonates with you then pop back and complete your application below. Nursing at Auckland DHB

Our Auckland DHB values of welcome, respect, together, aim high, are really important to us as is our total commitment to health equity across our diverse cultures, patients and their whanau. Together we will need to ensure that our candidates share these values and aspirations to be successful. You’ll either have your NZ Nursing registration, or be eligible to obtain it (Nursing Council Website) and have some relevant nursing experience gained locally or from a comparable health country setting overseas.

If you think that this great career opportunity might be for you and you believe our values align, then we’d love to hear from you!

To express your interest in these great career opportunities, please click on the ‘Apply’ tab below and submit your application online attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter. If you have any queries about this opportunity or accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Candida Hall, Recruitment Consultant at or Ph. 021 584 860 quoting AUC12625 to discuss how we can best support your application.