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Associate Charge Nurse, Ward 24 Medical Subspecialties Renal, Respiratory, Gastro (VID: 6764)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Temporary/Part-time
Close Date: 2/07/2023
The Organisation

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) is part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand and provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus in Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.


Have it all with a great career and lifestyle....
with MidCentral!

(Scope of Practice - Registered Nurse)
Please note the job description consists of two parts. Click on the job description link for part one, and here for part two.
The Opportunity
Ward 24 (Respiratory, Renal, Covid & Gastro) is seeking to employ experienced, highly motivated, enthusiastic senior nurses with recent medical nursing expertise for these newly created  roles.

The Associate Charge Nurse will be a vital member in the medical services team who supports and develops staff, and is responsible for ensuring quality care is delivered to patients.  You will be required to be an excellent role model for clinical practice and leadership, and be prepared to accept challenges in an ever changing work environment.

The ACN will:
  • Co-ordinate the delivery of patient care over a 24-hour period
  • Enhance continuity of patient care
  • Facilitate clinical excellence in nursing practice
  • Facilitate education of nursing staff.


  • Registered Nurse, minimum Level 3 Professional Development Recognition Portfolio 
  • Evidence of recent experience in co-ordinating shifts within inpatient wards
  • Demonstrate an active commitment to colleagues and own professional growth
  • Recognition by your peers that you have developed medical clinical experience and leadership skills.

These are temporary roles for six months while a review is underway. Hours of work available are 0.8 -0.9FTE working rostered, rotating shifts.

There is the expectation that the Associate Charge Nurse would cover the Charge Nurse when required.
Come and join us
Employing over 2500 people, MidCentral offers a supportive work environment that accepts and values all employees.  We actively seek Māori kaimahi into our workforce and provide an environment which delivers our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

MidCentral region offers an excellent lifestyle for families with scenic spots for hiking and mountain-biking, great schools and tertiary institutions.  With the mountains, city and sea at your doorstep, you’ll get to taste the best of both worlds – the perfect blend of rural and city living.
  • An encouraging learning environment where you will continue to grow and be challenged
  • A professional and supportive culture and team setting
  • Fulfilling and challenging work with great lifestyle options
  • Tailored wellness programmes
How to apply
To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW.”  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal.
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date.
We strive to be a place where people love to work and learn. We aim to develop a diverse team that reflects the communities that we serve and we welcome people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, socio-economic situations and accessibility needs.

MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
MidCentral requires ALL employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the first booster vaccination). We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria. 

MidCentral requires ALL employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the first booster vaccination). We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria. 

Some positions are defined as a Core Children’s worker under the Children’s Act and require full safety checks completed before employment commences.

For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

NZ national job portal - are you looking for a job in health?

Send a message to a patient at a MidCentral DHB facility.

General information about Palmerston North Hospital.