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Position Title: Charge Nurse Manager - Gastroenterology
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 18/02/2021
Application Closing Date: 07/03/2021 11PM
Job #: 065214
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Charge Nurse Manager – Gastroenterology

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent opportunity for a senior nurse
  • Full-time 1.0 FTE vacancy (40 hours per week)

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity? Our Gastroenterology Service in Dunedin Hospital is seeking a highly motivated and experienced senior Registered Nurse to join our friendly team on a full-time, permanent basis.


About the Service

We are a close-knit department with more than 25 staff, and are looking for an experienced nurse leader who has at least 5 year’s experience in an endoscopy service and has an interest in team management, teaching, endoscope reprocessing and quality improvement.    


About the Role – what’s in it for me?

This role offers you the prospect of managing a diagnostic outpatient service for the Otago area, with additional overview and advisory role for endoscopy service provision and the National Bowel Screening Programme across Southern DHB, which includes endoscopy units in Dunstan and Invercargill hospitals.


Key accountabilities of this role include but are not limited to

  • Clinical Leadership of the service: fostering a culture that strives for excellence in clinical service provision within allocated resources
  • Service Planning and Delivery: leading and managing the service to provide efficient and effective services, and participating in and leading service planning
  • Staff Management and Recruitment:  Developing a cohesive and productive team
  • Financial Management of the service
  • Quality and Risk Management of the service


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 is an absolute must.

Our new Charge Nurse Manager must bring a clear focussed vision; strive for contemporary practice, have the ability to inspire staff, acting as a positive role model and being their advocate when needed.  Here at Southern DHB we seek leaders who believe strongly in our values and have an interest in promoting education and research amongst staff.


To succeed in this role you will need to have:

  • Current registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council and a current APC, with the right to work in New Zealand
  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other professionals
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • The ability to be adaptable, flexible and solution focused


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. 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 also 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.  Why don’t you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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


Closing Date: Sunday, 7 March 2021

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.

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