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Practice Nurse

Health Centre

  • Part-time at 22.5 hours per week (0.6 FTE)
  • Fixed Term (to cover parental leave)
  • Commencement Date: 31 January 2022

What You Will Do

The Health Centre is seeking an experienced Registered Practice Nurse to join our dedicated clinical team. Our team of highly skilled, motivated professionals take care of the students and staff on the vibrant Ilam campus in an excellent, modern facility. The practice is Cornerstone Accredited and the medical service is integrated with youth health, counselling, physiotherapy and dietitian services. Our Centre is committed to providing quality innovative and holistic health care.

Who You Are

To be successful, you will have some or all of the following:

  • current Annual Practising Certificate from the Nursing Council of New Zealand
  • evidence of current professional indemnity
  • experience in the full range of General Practice services
  • interest and experience in mental health and sexual health would be an advantage
  • adult and youth health assessment and triage including experience in telephone triaging and assessment of acute needs
  • authorised vaccinator
  • excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • confidence with a wide variety of cultures and personalities
  • proven experience using practice management software.

We welcome applications from Designated Nurse Prescribers. At UC we are supportive of nurses working to extend their scope of practice.

Who You Will Work With

You will work with our dedicated team of nurses, general practitioners and support staff who contribute to the delivery of effective quality primary care to UC's students and staff in a challenging and rewarding environment. You will also work closely with student counselling and other student support teams.

We offer excellent working conditions where professional development opportunities are encouraged.

For more information about our team, please visit us @ UC Health Centre

Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

The Health Centre is committed to building Māori health care capacity and knowledge of tikanga and te ao Māori would be an advantage. You will be motivated to promote UC's values which include whanaungatanga - valuing people and their differences; manaakitanga - extending care and empowering others; and tiakitanga - enhancing and nurturing our resources.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us:

The University of Canterbury is an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 5 December 2021 (midnight, NZ time)

Please note that applications will be reviewed as they are received, interviews will take place in the week of 6 December, with a start date at the end of January 2022.

How You Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume. Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to

Due to current border restrictions, you must have New Zealand Citizenship/Residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand then you may also be considered.