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Associate Charge Nurse Manager - NICU

Associate Charge Nurse manager - NICU

Dunedin Hospital

Salary Band – $112,000 - $123,900 p.a prorata + Kiwisaver


  • Leadership opportunity
  • Permanent vacancy 0.7 FTE (28 hours per week)
  • Would consider job share


This is an exciting position for an exceptional senior nurse looking to take the next step in their nursing career. This role will see you providing operational management, and day-to-day clinical leadership across the ward. 


Mō te tūranga | About the role

We are a tertiary NICU unit within the Dunedin hospital

  • Our NICU team cares for over 350 babies and families/whanau each year from across the Southern District.
  • Coordinating resources to meet identified needs of patients and staff,
  • Managing staff and patient flows both across the ward and between wards
  • Supervision of nursing staff,
  • Providing clinical leadership to establish and maintain a high standard of patient focused care within the allocated resources
  • Contributing to the service’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.


See position description.


Mōu ake | About you

  • Clear focussed vision; strive for contemporary practice, and be ‘firm, but fair,’ with the ability to inspire staff, being their advocate when needed. 
  • You’ll be a senior registered nurse with significant nursing experience,
  • Possess a current NZ APC and relevant post graduate qualifications,
  • Your proven success in nursing leadership will be complemented by your knowledge of, and experience in, clinical quality, safety and best practice. 
  • Previous Nursing experience in a New Zealand unit advantageous.


Painga | Benefits

  • Beautiful coastlines and a family-friendly community.
  • Continuous support for career development.
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance.
  • Access to staff fitness facilities and banking offers
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between the step 1 ($112,660 p.a) and Step 3 ($123,955 p.a prorata) of the Designated Senior Nurse scale Grade 2


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  12 March 2024

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: 

For further information please contact Ben Kingsbury, Recruitment Advisor, all conversations will be confidential in nature


If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors



Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all Workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces.

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