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Position Title: Charge Nurse Manager – Lakes District Hospital (Queenstown)
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week
Date Posted: 25/06/2020
Application Closing Date: 01/07/2020 11PM
Job #: 063425
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Charge Nurse Manager – Lakes District Hospital

  • Make this role your own with passion, vision and expertise
  • Scope to make a difference
  • Permanent, full time role

Internal Applicants Only

About the Role
We are seeking an experienced RN leader to be our next Charge Nurse Manager for Lakes District Hospital at Frankton, Queenstown.

This is a rare opportunity for a Senior Nurse to step into this leadership opportunity and enhance what you have been trained for. Reporting to the Operations Manager and Director of Nursing, our Charge Nurse Manager will work in partnership with clinical and other staff, contributing to strategic and operational management in a way that is consistent with the organisations vision and values. You will find yourself part of a friendly and professional team working in a modern Emergency Department and a small rural hospital serving the population of Queenstown and the Wakatipu.

About You
Clinical Leadership and Service Planning and Delivery are key responsibilities so we are looking for someone who has led and managed wards / units to provide efficient and effective services. Proven clinical expertise in Emergency Department and rural hospital inpatient nursing is an advantage. You are a credible and experienced leader who can inspire staff, acting as a positive role model and being an advocate when needed. We seek a leader who believes strongly in our values and has 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. 

About Us
The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to over 315,000 people. We take pride in the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our population. Our customers - patients, staff and communities - are at the heart of everything we do!  

We’re undergoing significant transformation, and with a focus on clinical and quality excellence, and on further enhancing our organisational culture, we aim to make Southern DHB an employer of choice. In order to achieve this, we’re committed to putting the right people, with the right skills, into the right roles.  

About Our Location
Queenstown, renowned for adventure sports, is also a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns. Known for its outdoorsy lifestyle and adventure pursuits Queenstown is vibrant, buzzing with nightlife, restaurants and cafes, a place where you can get away from the drawbacks of city living without losing that lifestyle completely. You’ll find hiking and cycling trails; be assured, there’s plenty to keep you busy, whatever you’re interested in. 

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Please note this role is open to current Southern DHB employees only.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 1 July 2020

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary 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.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for. 

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