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Position Title: Associate Charge Nurse Manager – Southern Blood & Cancer Service, Oncology (Southland Hospital)
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent Part time (20hours/per week)
Date Posted: 05/11/2019
Application Closing Date: 24/11/2019 11PM
Job #: 060036
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Associate Charge Nurse Manager – Southern Blood & Cancer Service, Oncology

Southland Hospital

  • Permanent, 0.5 FTE opportunity (20 hours per week)
  • Exciting opportunity for an exceptional Senior Nurse
  • Invercargill based

About the opportunity

Due to retirement we are now seeking an experienced senior nurse with a passion for oncology 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 Invercargill Oncology site.  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, SBCS.


About the Role

Our Oncology Service’s vision is to be a centre of clinical care and customer service excellence.  SBCS has a strong focus on customer service and its success is reliant on effective communication and teamwork.

Key accountabilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Operational Management of the department: Coordinating resources to meet identified needs of patients and staff, managing staff and patient flows on a shift by shift basis, both across the department and between wards
  • Team Management of the department: supervision of nursing staff, providing clinical leadership on a shift by shift basis to establish and maintain a high standard of patient focused care within the allocated resources.
  • Quality and Risk Management, contributing to the department’s risk minimisation activities and service activities, fostering a quality improvement culture.
  • Education, Research & Evidenced based practice, both role modelling and providing staff with clinical educational support.

About You

You must bring a clear focussed vision; strive for contemporary practice, and be ‘firm, but fair,’ with the ability to inspire staff and be their advocate when needed.  Here within the Medical Directorate at Southern DHB we seek leaders who embody our core values, believe strongly in the value of education and research, and who are able to build solid networks, both within the DHB and nationally.

Your clinical credibility in Oncology nursing will be complemented by your advanced communication skills; you’ll be a natural at building successful working relationships, and have proven experience in conflict resolution and mediation.  Naturally a glass half full person, you will be an adept problem solver, with the flexibility to make sound clinical and leadership decisions on your feet.

The Associate Charge Nurse Manager will have a current NZ APC, with relevant post-graduate nursing experience, and be looking to develop advanced nursing and leadership skills.  You should have PDRP Level 3.

About 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 cultural activities that rival those on offer anywhere in the country.  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.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for then apply today and let us know in your covering letter what you will bring to our service!


Closing Date: Sunday, 24 November 2019

Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and if necessary withdraw the advertising at any time. If you are interested in this position, please do not delay! For further information, please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor – Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 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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