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Charlotte's Story

Satisfaction: When passion and skill meet

Finding the perfect role can be difficult because it requires us to match our passions and our skills. When it comes to choosing a career most people will focus on one and forget about the other. They will find an industry they are passionate about but struggle because they are not a natural in their role, or they will find a role they excel in but struggle to be motivated by the purpose of what they are achieving.

Meet Charlotte, our Nursing Recruitment Specialist. Like everyone at the CDHB she loves knowing she makes a significant difference to people’s lives and so her caring and compassionate nature led her to nursing. After training to be a registered nurse in Auckland she moved to Christchurch to complete her graduate year. While she enjoyed nursing, she didn’t feel completely at home in her role and so completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Management through Lincoln University while working for the CDHB before heading overseas on her big adventure. While travelling she got involved in recruitment, finding herself a natural at the work but lacking the passion and motivation. On returning to Christchurch she took up a role in the CDHB Human Resources team, specialising in recruiting our nursing staff and finally her skill set matched her passion.

Charlotte found she felt like she was still part of the health system she cared about, making a hugely valuable positive contribution to the nursing team but using the skills she was good at. No more ward work and night shifts, Charlotte uses her people skills and ability to coordinate, where her natural strengths lie, to ensure that our patients receive the best nursing care they possibly could. How? By hiring the best fit in nurses she possibly can.

Are you working in a job you are good at, but lack the passion for the industry? You don’t need to be a nurse or a doctor to know you are making a daily difference to someone’s quality of life. Whatever you are good at we have a skill match, for your passion.

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