Associate Charge Nurse Manager - Critical Care

Critical Care Service | Newly established role

Permanent Full Time, Office Hours | Timaru Hospital


Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

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Right now, we’re inviting an experienced leader in acute environments to join us to support the clinical leadership of our critical care function in this newly established role. Reporting to the Charge Nurse Manager (CNM) of Intensive Care Unit/Coronary Care Unit, this position will work collaboratively with the CNM to provide operational leadership in the critical care setting.

Critical Care Services include the Intensive Care and Coronary Care Unit and the Patient at Risk Service. This position will be responsible, alongside the CNM, for the operational leadership of our ICU/CCU teams and the establishment and leadership of our new PAR service, designed to respond to patients with high EWS scores, follow up patients discharged from Critical Care, and monitor patients identified at admission of being at high risk.

Motivated, with a mature attitude and organised approach, you will be flexible and adaptable in this ever changing, fast paced environment. The ability to lead a multidisciplinary team, will be key to your success in this role.

Specific Requirements include:

  • NZ Nursing Council Registration and current APC
  • Relevant graduate and post-graduate qualification (minimum Post-Graduate Certificate)
  • Recent, relevant clinical experience and known credibility in your profession
  • Strong leadership skills including collaborative team approach and group facilitation skills
  • Advanced communication techniques such as conflict resolution, diffusion and mediation skills
  • Role model in contemporary clinical practice and clinical leadership
  • Established and well-maintained PDRP portfolio 


Why choose Te Whatu Ora - South Canterbury?

As one of the country’s smaller regions our people always have room to move and grow - you’ll get a wider exposure to specialties and enjoy the benefits of a flat structure: processes that run smoothly and a fun, friendly culture. With us, you’re more than just a number; you’re part of a team where everyone knows your name. You’ll be supported to thrive through our many professional development opportunities and have the chance to share your expertise as part of our graduate mentoring programme.

On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, work-life balance is truly achievable here.

At Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury, integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.

Apply now - this moment is yours!


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We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Application Close: 3 March 2024  

This job advert may close early once a suitable applicant is found

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: BHAG4138342

Location: Corporate Services (Gardens Block), Timaru Hospital, Timaru Other

Closing Date: Sunday, 3 March 2024