Associate Charge Nurse Manager – Acute Service & Urgent Care

  • Permanent full-time Nursing leadership position
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC
  • Strong senior clinical skills along with a passion for a community focused, client centred restorative model of care.

Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

My strength, is not the strength of one, it is the strength of many

Mō te tūnga | About the role

The Acute services Team have an opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse to take this next step in their career. You will support the Charge Nurse Manager (CNM) with managing a large team of permanent and casual Registered & Enrolled Nurses and a team of health care Assistants.

This is a unique role within healthcare in NZ where you will be able to extend your practice not only in an acute hospital setting as well as working within inpatient care as, but you will also have the flexibility to expand further. With the new model of care that is being introduced here in Buller we are changing the way that health care is being delivered to our community and you will be involved in seeing this completion.

You will assist with important processes in this service by supporting the CNM with recruitment, orientation, coordinating education, performance reviews, service development and staff retention.

  • Working seamlessly within an Interdisciplinary Team of Health Professionals
  • Lead, develop & up skill other members in your team

Ko wai koe | About You

We’re looking for an experienced Registered Nurse with a background in acute and urgent care nursing and who has an interest in developing their leadership and management skills.  Strategic thinking, problem solving, excellent interpersonal skills are imperative as you will interact with a wide range of people both within the team and the Department of Nursing; and across the facility.

If you have a desire to develop your management and leadership skills, we’re committed to supporting you, with professional development opportunities available to ensure you thrive in his demanding environment.  A thorough orientation programme will be provided.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

  • 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 skills and the proven ability to engage people at all levels.
  • You will either hold or be working towards a relevant post graduate qualification
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC with proven clinical expertise within acute nursing

Mō mātou – About us

From July last year the West Coast DHB transitioned across to Te Whatu Ora - Health NZ. This is a great opportunity to make a difference at a time of significant change in the healthcare sector.

Te Tai o Poutini West Coast we are proud of how we do things. We have a way of working that we consider unique. It's about trying new things, listening to ideas from wherever they come from and working together as one.

We are passionate about attracting, recruiting and retaining talented people – become part of our team.

Ngā hua – Benefits

Being part of the Te Tai o Poutini West Coast, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

Tono ināianei – Apply Now

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

Enquiries: Natalie Gaunt – Recruitment Specialist –

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform your role under the Health Order. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will meet many people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.




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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: PC2144705r1

Location: Buller and Northern Areas

Closing Date: Sunday, 23 April 2023