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Position Title: Associate Charge Nurse Manager – Emergency Department
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.875FTE (35 hrs per week) and 1 FTE
Date Posted: 12/03/2019
Application Closing Date: 18/03/2019 11PM
Job #: 058273
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Associate Charge Nurse Manager -  Emergency Department

Dunedin Hospital


  • Exciting fixed-term vacancies available (until 21/10/19 or 17/11/19)
  • Part-time opportunities



                                                                     Internal Applications Only


The Emergency Department at Dunedin Hospital is pleased to be offering part-time, fixed term opportunities for Associate Charge Nurses within their friendly, hardworking team.

This is an exciting opportunity for exceptional Senior Nurses looking to take the next step in their nursing career. Success in this role will see you providing operational management and day to day clinical leadership across the department, working in conjunction with the other Associate Charge Nurse Managers, and providing essential support to the Charge Nurse Manager.

Our Emergency Department’s vision is to be a centre of clinical care and customer service excellence.  The ED has a strong focus on customer service and its success is reliant on effective communication and teamwork. 

Key accountabilities of this role include, but are not limited to:


  • Operational Management of the department: Coordinating resources to meet identified needs of patients and staff, managing staff and patient flows on a shift by shift basis, both across the department and between wards
  • Team Management of the department: supervision of nursing staff, providing clinical leadership on a shift by shift basis to establish and maintain a high standard of patient focused care within the allocated resources. 
  • Quality and Risk Management, contributing to the department’s risk minimisation activities and service activities, fostering a quality improvement culture.
  • Education, Research & Evidenced based practice, both role modelling and providing staff with clinical educational support.


The Associate Charge Nurse Manager will have a current NZ APC, with relevant post graduate nursing experience, and be looking to develop advanced nursing and leadership skills.  You should have PDRP Level 3.


Your clinical credibility in Emergency Medicine nursing will be complemented by your advanced communication skills; you’ll be a natural at building successful working relationships, and have proven experience in conflict resolution and mediation.  Naturally a glass half full person, you will be an adept problem solver, with the flexibility to make sound clinical and leadership decisions on your feet. 


Supporting the implementation and evaluation of contemporary Models of Care will be a key focus of this position, and you will be a critical consumer of research and have a passion for evidence based practice. If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for then apply today with a cover letter specifying any preferences of FTE and/or flexibility.


Please note this vacancy is only open to current Southern DHB staff members


Closing Date: Monday, 18 March 2019


For further information about this vacancy please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor – Medical Directorate, Phone (03) 470 9065 or

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