Associate Charge Nurse Manager (ACNM) – AMAU

Grow and develop your career as part of the ACNM Team in an exciting and challenging AMAU role.

Associate Charge Nurse Manager (ACNM) – AMAU


About Us

Working for the Canterbury District Health Board – working for the Community. At its core, our vision is dependent on achieving a truly collaborative, ‘whole of system’ approach where everyone in the health system works together to do the right thing for the patient and the right thing for the system and our community as a whole.

About the Role

The Acute Medical Assessment Unit (AMAU) based at Christchurch Hospital, is a fast-paced 36 bed unit caring for a wide variety of acutely unwell patients. This position is perfect for you as a senior nurse to take that next step and grow and develop your career in an exciting and challenging AMAU role.


We’re looking for an experienced Registered Nurse to manage the patient flow and lead and coordinate the team on the unit on a rotational shift basis. Liaison and coordination with GP’s, Duty Managers, the medical team, emergency department as well as all staff on the ward is a vital part of this role. In addition to the coordination of the unit, you will also have responsibility for a portfolio(s) such as; education, rostering or health and safety.


With strong leadership skills and background in acute medical nursing, you will be armed with the skills to tackle this role. Quick and strategic thinking, problem solving, sound interpersonal skills and impeccable management of complex situations are imperative as you interact with a wide range of people in a pressured environment.


It will be fast paced, challenging, diverse and it is imperative to the patient flow of Christchurch Hospital.


For those with a desire to learn we’re committed to developing your nursing career with professional development opportunities available to ensure you thrive in his fast paced environment providing quality care to our patients.

A thorough orientation programme will be provided.


  • Part - time – 0.7 FTE rostered shifts to suit service requirements


Skills & Experience:


  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC with proven clinical expertise within acute nursing
  • Initiative, solution focused with excellent time management skills and the ability to effectively and efficiently complete tasks.
  • Motivated and flexible self-starter with the ability to work both in a team and autonomously.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skillsand the proven ability to engage people at all levels.
  • You will either hold or be working towards a relevant post graduate qualification.

Our Culture:

  • Care and respect for others. Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata.
  • Integrity in all we do. Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono.
  • Responsibility for outcomes. Te Takohanga i ngā hua.​


  • Something For You is an employee benefits programme available to all staff of the CDHB. CDHB staff are entitled to preferential rates at a wide selection of partners either on a permanent basis or at exclusive events throughout the year. For both the things you need and the things you just want, as a CDHB employee you will be sure to enjoy being able to choose a little Something For You.
  • We help you to construct your Professional Development Pathway out of the components that are best for you, resulting in better patient outcomes.

How to Apply:


Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Nicki McNeill, Recruitment Specialist – Nursing, Phone: (03) 3377956 or email


Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at to complete an application






Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 233877

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Wednesday, 30 May 2018