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Position Title: Charge Nurse Manager (Second in Charge) - Te Puna Wai Ora
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE 40 hours
Date Posted: 29/06/2020
Application Closing Date: 13/07/2020 11PM
Job #: 063459
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Charge Nurse Manager (Second in Charge)

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent, full time leadership opportunity
  • Make your mark – champion change in this newly created position!


Our Critical Care service has undergone a significant transformation, and we are only just getting started! With a state of the art upgrade, to our unit in the here and now, and a new Hospital in our sights, there truly is no better time to take the next step in your critical care career.

We have an exciting Senior Nursing leadership opportunity within the Te puna wai ora – Southern Critical Care team, for an experienced and ambitious nurse to join our team in a newly created Charge Nurse Manager (Second in Charge) position to work collaboratively alongside our current Charge Nurse Manager.


About the Role

We have significantly increased our nursing FTE to support the increased patient capacity Stage 2 of the  ICU Redevlopment brings; this demands the need for a fresh approach to leadership, and that is where you come in. Taking on this role presents an opportunity for you to oversee the day-to-day operations of the unit in collaboration with the Charge Nurse Manager, providing much needed consistency and support to our team as we begin our new chapter of Critical Care delivery.

Reporting to the Charge Nurse Manager and supported by the Associate Charge Nurses, you will be a key part of a new model of leadership that serves to support, empower and develop our nursing team towards the provision of top quality care for our community. Your input will ensure not only that the Charge Nurse Manager is able to fulfil the strategic aspects of their role, but that the wider team have consistent access to support and leadership, and our patients and their families are treated with the utmost care. For a full picture of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the position description.

This position is full-time Monday to Friday, and is paid at Grade 6 on the NZNO Senior Nursing scale. It is expected that the successful applicant will step up and provide cover for the Charge Nurse Manager for periods of leave.


About You

This is a demanding and challenging role where the successful applicant will demonstrate sound professional judgement, strong leadership skills and a clear commitment to high quality care and the development of the Service.  Key to your success in this position will be your ability to lead effective teams.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate relevant experience and knowledge of patient safety, budgeting and staff management, the ability to think outside the square and to communicate and influence across a range of providers.  

You’ll be a Senior Registered Nurse with significant Critical Care experience, a current NZ APC and relevant post graduate qualifications in Critical Care, and your proven success in nursing leadership will be complemented by your knowledge of, and experience in, clinical quality, safety and best practice. 


Closing Date: Monday 13 July 2020

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

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