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Nurse Manager, Surgical

Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth
Permanent Position, Full time, 1.0 FTE
  • Are you seeking a senior nursing leadership role supporting change in an adaptive healthcare environment?
  • Then take this key nursing leadership opportunity.
In Taranaki, it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path. The region’s amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work.

The Taranaki District Health Board is a large organisation (2,100 staff) operating in the exciting, changing Health sector.

This Senior Nursing role provides the clinical, operational and professional nursing leadership to the nursing clerical team to facilitate the effective safe operations of the Service.

The Nurse Manager, Surgical Services role is responsible for:
  • Efficient and effective operational management of the Surgical Service, which includes the surgical wards, surgical outpatients, Intensive Care, dental and pain nurses.
  • Overall to manage and lead the people, systems and effective service delivery, which encompasses business planning, financial, human resource management and budget accountabilities for the Service.
  • Clinical safety overview of the services patients, the management of staffing resources matched to demand, the oversight of capacity and variance management planning, seasonal variation planning and the management of the Service environment.
  • Promoting, facilitating and providing clinical governance to the nursing team, to enhance best patient care outcomes and to ensure safe nursing care practice standards are maintained. This includes leading evidenced based professional nursing/midwifery practice.
This is a great opportunity for nurses already working at the top of their scope. You will be offered the opportunity to:
  • To provide leadership and direction for the staff within the unit.
  • To ensure optimum service delivery, and efficient and effective use of resources.
  • To ensure delivery of effective and efficient patient care and customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • To build an effective and integrated service by developing and promoting a team culture that fosters collaborative working relationships.
  • Strive to eliminate health inequalities and achieve health equity for the Taranaki population.
To be successful it is important that you have:
  • Current New Zealand Annual Practising Certificate.
  • Post graduate qualification  and working towards Masters (highly desired).
  • Minimum five years’ experience post registration in a clinical management position .
  • Post grad or diploma in leadership and management or committed to achieve within 2 years.
  • PDRP is attained and current at an Expert or Senior level.
  • Excellent communication.
  • Proven history with change management and implementation.
  • Previous senior leader experience.
The successful candidate will be well supported with a comprehensive orientation and induction programme. This position has strong working relationships with the Senior Nursing teams, Medical staff and other members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the provision of high quality care.

To view the Nurse Manager position description click here

To make an application please click on “Apply Online” from our website
For further information, please contact Lyn Wardlaw - Director of Nursing, on 06 753 6139 or via email;
Closing date for applications is 5 March 2020 however should we make an appointment prior to this date, we will close the advertisement earlier.

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Registered NurseTaranaki District Health Board
Location New Zealand
Job Reference Number Vacancy No: TAR02250
Classification Registered Nurse
Sub Classification Management RN
Closing Date 05-03-2020

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