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Position Title: Charge Nurse Manager - Intellectual Disability Services
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Fixed Term, 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 11/08/2017
Application Closing Date: 18/08/2017 11PM
Job #: 054677
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Charge Nurse Manager – Intellectual Disability Service

Wakari Hospital


  • Full Time, 1 FTE
  • Fixed-Term commencing 29 September 2017 for up to 6 months

                                                                                                       Internal Applicants Only

Here at the Southern DHB the highest possible levels of patient care and service lie at the heart of our mission.  Integral to this is a commitment to creating a high performing organisation with a focus on quality.


Our Intellectual Disability Service based at Wakari Hospital, is looking for a Charge Nurse Manager to lead their team.  You will provide efficient, effective and quality leadership across the service, continuously encouraging and striving towards excellence.  A multidisciplinary service, the Intellectual Disability Service provides care within a range of different settings and environments.  We consist of a 13 bed medium secure in-patient ward and a 4 bed medium secure rehabilitation cottage and a Community Liaison Team.


Reporting to the Service Manager and strongly supported by the District Leadership Team of the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Directorate, a key focus of the role will be ensuring contemporary Models of Care are implemented and evaluated in response to the changing needs of the community, health system and focus of the Southern DHB’s ‘right care, right time, in the right place’. 


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.


The Charge Nurse Manager will be a Registered Nurse, with a current NZ Practicing certificate; have with a relevant post graduate qualification, and proven success in leadership in health related environment, which will complement their experience in, and knowledge of clinical quality, safety and best practice.  A minimum of five years’ experience in working in the field of Mental Health (particularly IDS based) is essential.


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 the 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.  


Closing date: Friday 18th August, 2017

Please note this role is only open to current SDHB staff

For further information please contact Nicole Ross, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email:

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