A wide range of attractive and challenging roles


At Southern Cross Healthcare, you’d expect to find a wide range of attractive and challenging roles.  Opportunities within our network and partner businesses span everything from functional management roles to highly specialised healthcare positions.  Within our wholly owned facilities and partner organisations, we naturally look to employ skilled nursing professionals and a wide range of healthcare professionals.


That is just part of the picture.  Southern Cross Healthcare also employs skilled professionals across a wide range of corporate functions, from finance and technology to facilities and business development.  Our healthcare partners also naturally look to secure talent to support their development of market leading services across rehabilitation, physiotherapy and a range of corporate wellbeing services.


Professional development

We encourage our people to pursue relevant professional development opportunities and we work with and support them, where appropriate, to achieve high levels of performance and engagement.

Our framework supports workforce development and behaviour, applied across our organisation.  This progressive approach is designed to support your success, and it helps us to be clear about what our people need as they look to develop, grow their skills, and contribute to our wider organisational performance.


Professional Development & Recognition Programme (PDRP)

Southern Cross Healthcare is committed to developing New Zealand’s surgical nursing workforce through our Nursing Council accredited professional development and recognition programme (PDRP).  The programme is competence based, in that it assesses practice against competencies, recognises levels of practice and supports on-going professional development.

Professional development

Our NETP Programme

Southern Cross' NETP programme is designed to enable nursing graduates to consolidate and enhance their academic and clinical learning in a private surgical setting.  Supported by qualified preceptors, newly registered nurses have the opportunity to work in the following surgical settings:

  • Peri-operative Care
    • Operating Room
    • PACU
  • Surgical
    • Day surgery
    • Inpatient ward (including high dependency care)
    • Inpatient intermediate care and intensive care (at some sites)

A standardised learning programme is co-ordinated nationally, and delivered across our hospital network for both the mid-year and end-of-year intake.  Applications for all NETP positions are made through ACE Nursing. For the mid-year 2021 intake, Southern Cross’ hospitals plan to offer NETP positions for Perioperative Care (Theatre) and Surgical practice settings (with opportunities and locations on our network to be advised when confirmed).  Applications will open on the ACE website, with more details coming soon.

ACE Nursing Eligibility Criteria  
View ACE Eligibility Criteria

To apply for our NETP Programme
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Further information contact
Please email Julie Hedley

Learning & development award

Southern Cross Healthcare is committed to investing in people development and the support we provide plays an integral part in supporting our people as they work to achieve high levels of performance and engagement.

Our Learning & Development programmes take account of typical or mandatory (or legislated) health sector or professional education and training requirements. They also support individual employees in developing knowledge and skills that not only help them to grow professionally, but to contribute, innovate and add real value across our wider organisation.

Succession planning & talent management

To support our success we need to develop great leaders and grow our people.

As part of this strategy, Southern Cross Healthcare identifies talent across the organisation and this enables us to offer employees opportunities for growth through appropriate programmes.  These have increasingly become a factor in our progress, and are important for our continued success.

Our development initiatives are aligned with our culture, values, and behavioural capabilities framework, and are run in conjunction with external partners - supporting succession planning, talent management and continuous professional development.   Our programmes aim to deliver sustainable capability building at an individual level, enhancing the contributions our people make, as well as ensuring the future success of the organisation.

Succession planning & talent management