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Position Title: Charge Nurse Manager - Perioperative
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent, 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 26/10/2017
Application Closing Date: 23/11/2017 11PM
Job #: 055183
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Charge Nurse Manager – Perioperative Department

Southland Hospital


  • Fulltime, Permanent, 1.0 FTE (40hrs)
  • Leadership Opportunity


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


Southland Hospital is a secondary care facility and we are proud of our perioperative service, which incorporates 4 operating theatres, Day Surgery and endoscopy.  Our theatres provide elective and acute surgery with specialties that include Orthopaedic, General Surgery, Urology, ENT, Bariatric, Ophthalmology, Maxillofacial, Plastics and Paediatric Surgery. You’ll find yourself part of a friendly and professional team working in a modern hospital with first rate facilities.  We take great pride in our sense of community down south, and you will see this in the tight knit family feel amongst the staff. Invercargill is a modern city offering easy access to many outstanding leisure pursuits.


Reporting to the Service Manager, Surgical, and strongly supported by a tight knit team, you’ll foster a culture within the unit that continues to strive for excellence in clinical services.  Key accountabilities of this role include; strategic leadership, staff education, development and recruitment, along with financial management, production planning, report writing, quality and risk management. Operationally, you will turn your hand to supervision, mentoring and developing relationships through close liaison with other services both internal and external.  


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. It is also important that you are able to build solid networks, both within the DHB and nationally.  


Applicants must hold a current New Zealand Practicing certificate and demonstrate relevant post graduate qualifications


Closing Date: Thursday, 23rd November 2017


For further information please contact Kylie Edwards, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9571 or Email:


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