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Position Title: Associate Charge Nurse Manager - District Nursing (Invercargill)
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent Full time (40hours/per week)
Date Posted: 03/10/2019
Application Closing Date: 28/10/2019 11PM
Job #: 059758
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Associate Charge Nurse Manager - District Nursing

  • Invercargill based
  • Permanent fulltime position (1.0FTE)
  • Regular shifts Monday-Friday


About the opportunity

Due to retirement we are now seeking an experienced senior nurse with a passion for Community Nursing who wants to develop their leadership skills in a supportive environment.  This is a great opportunity to step up and provide operational management and day to day clinical leadership across the service as well as coordination of the nursing teams and direct patient care.  This coordination work involves triaging referrals into the department and troubleshooting enquiries throughout the day, so no two days will be the same in this dynamic role. There’s plenty of scope for teamwork and collaboration as you will be working in conjunction with, and providing essential support to, the Charge Nurse Manager. 

As well as day to day operational leadership and resource coordination, you’ll be liaising with a variety of referrers, patients and whanau.  The ability to work with and through others in your team, mentoring and providing clinical leadership to staff while establishing and maintaining high standards of patient focused care within the allocated resources will be a key outcome in this role.   In return you will come into a well-established team that supports each other and believes in our Southern Values.

About you

Excellent communication skills and empathy go without saying in this patient and staff leadership role.  To hit the ground running we are looking for someone with excellent clinical skills who is a natural at building successful working relationships, and has some experience in de-escalation and conflict resolution. You enjoy problem solving and can exercise judgment and flexibility to make sound clinical and leadership decisions while thinking on your feet. You also have a high commitment to best practice quality and risk management, and will enjoy being an active contributor to the service’s risk minimisation activities and quality improvement culture.

Essential for this role is that you are a NZ Registered Nurse with strong clinical leadership experience and skills and have a current portfolio (PDRP) or working towards.  You should hold a PG qualification (minimum PG cert) in a relevant field or commitment to complete.

As this is a role that will have you intermittently out in the community you will need to have a current clean driver licence.

About the Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers-patients, staff and communities – are at the forefront of everything we do. 

Why Invercargill?

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern!  Here you’ll find an enviable lifestyle without any traffic headaches! Invercargill also has high quality schooling, restaurants, cafes, arts and the magnificent Queens Park in the heart of the city.  The close locality to Central Otago means you can ski for the weekend, or enjoy those Central Otago summer temperatures, that dream will become your reality.  And if that hasn’t convinced you yet then the affordable housing just might.  Southern is one of the most spectacular parts of New Zealand!  Our high performing hospitals combined with a great location and stunning scenery make Southern an ideal work and lifestyle destination.


Closing Date: Monday, 28 October 2019

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Older Persons Health, Clinical Support and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

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