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Position Title: Charge Nurse Manager - Perioperative
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE 40 hours
Date Posted: 18/09/2019
Application Closing Date: 13/10/2019 11PM
Job #: 059526
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Charge Nurse Manager – Perioperative Department

Southland Hospital


  • Fulltime, Permanent, 1.0 FTE (40hrs)
  • Make the role your own with passion, vision and expertise


Its not every day an opportunity comes up to experience a different lifestyle and keep doing what you’ve been trained for….but this is one!


Here at the Southern DHB, we have our sights firmly set on the needs of our community - with a continuous goal to improve patient centred care, we are on the lookout for someone to inspire, support and embrace change within an environment of continuous transformation. That someone could be you!


We have a rare Senior Nursing leadership opportunity within our Perioperative team, for an experienced and ambitious nurse to join our team in a Charge Nurse Manager capacity.


About the Department

Southland Hospital is a secondary care facility and we are proud of our perioperative service, which incorporates 4 operating theatres, Day Surgery and an endoscopy service.  Our theatres provide elective and acute surgery with specialties that include Orthopaedic, General Surgery, Urology, ENT, Bariatric, Ophthalmology, Maxillofacial, Plastics and Paediatric Surgery.


You’ll find yourself part of a friendly and professional team working in a modern hospital with first rate facilities.  We take great pride in our sense of community down south, and you will see this in the tight knit family feel amongst the staff.


About the Role

Reporting to the Service Manager, Surgical, this role will see you interfacing with the multidisciplinary team across the pre to post-operative spectrum, in collaborative partnership with Service Managers and Medical and Allied Health professionals to support, coordinate and monitor nursing performance across the Perioperative service.


You will strive to foster a culture within the unit that continues to strive for excellence in clinical services.  Key accountabilities of this role include; strategic leadership, staff education, development and recruitment, along with financial management, production planning, report writing, quality and risk management. Operationally, you will turn your hand to supervision, mentoring and developing relationships through close liaison with other services both internal and external.  


About You

Our new Charge Nurse Manager must bring a clear focussed vision; strive for contemporary practice, have the ability to inspire staff, acting as a positive role model and being their advocate when needed.  Here at Southern DHB we seek leaders who believe strongly in our values and have an interest in promoting education and research amongst staff. It is also important that you are able to build solid networks, both within the DHB and nationally.  


Applicants must hold a current New Zealand Practicing certificate and demonstrate relevant post graduate qualifications


Consider what’s on offer!

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date:  Sunday 13 October 2019

For further information please contact Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Services & Radiology Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9571 or Email:

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