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Position Title: Charge Duty Manager – Daily Operational Unit
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week
Date Posted: 09/10/2020
Application Closing Date: 27/10/2020 11PM
Job #: 064220
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Charge Duty Manager – Daily Operational Unit
Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent opportunity 
  • Full time vacancy 1.0FTE (40 hours per week) – 10-hour shifts

Are you keen to make a real difference with your experience?

Applications are invited from senior registered nurses with significant nursing experience to lead our team as a Charge Duty Manager. Your proven success in nursing leadership will be complemented by your knowledge of, and experience in clinical quality, safety and best practice.

About the Role
The Charge Duty Manager is an autonomous role leading a dynamic team of duty managers, and will also be responsible for the Resource Unit, and the clinical team co-ordinators.

This role is responsible for team level service including management of clinical leadership and coordination, activity and production planning, human resource management, quality and risk management, credentialing and audit for nursing staff, certification and accreditation, clinical pathway development and other service delivery improvements within the team.

Our new Charge Duty Manager must bring a clear focussed vision; strive for contemporary practice, have the ability to inspire staff, act as a positive role model and be an advocate when needed. Here at Southern DHB we seek leaders who strongly believe in our values, and working in partnership with clinical and other staff, the Charge Duty Manager will contribute to strategic and operational management in a way that is consistent with the organisation’s vision and values.

By reporting to the Director of Nursing (Medicine) within the Operations Directorate, the Charge Duty Manager will essentially lead and manage the assigned teams to provide clinical leadership and coordination, whilst ensuring efficient, effective and safe services, within the available resources. This really is the role where no two days will be the same!

About You
We are looking for a creative, dynamic and innovative senior registered nurse who has the ability to problem solve under pressure, and who has exemplary interpersonal skills. 

Our ideal candidate will have the following attributes in abundance:

  • The ability to prioritise and re-prioritise effectively, and swiftly
  • Being a strategic thinker, who is also a strong articulate communicator and negotiator
  • Managerial courage
  • Integrity and trust
  • Resilience

If you are looking for a career move and believe you would excel in this pivotal leadership role, please apply online and let us know why you would be the ideal candidate to join this dedicated team.

About Southern DHB
Dunedin Hospital is the tertiary centre for the Southern region, servicing a large geographical area and supporting a secondary hospital in Invercargill, and several rural hospitals and centres.

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. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community. 

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, 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: Tuesday, 27 October 2020
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.

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. 

How to Apply  
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