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Associate Charge Nurse, Emergency Department (VID: 6387)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Emergency - Emergency
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Part-time
Close Date: 21/08/2022
Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Tararua regions.  With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, the health care provider also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.
To comply with the current Health Order, MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19. We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

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(Scope of Practice - Registered Nurse)
Please note the job description consists of two parts. Click on the job description link for part two, and here for part one.
We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic nurse to join our senior team as an Associate Charge Nurse (ACN) in the Emergency Department.
We are a busy service providing emergency care across the life span for 48,000 patients per year.
We are looking for a nurse who has proven ability to provide leadership including demonstrated ability to coordinate shifts and mentor less experienced nurses to ensure high standards of emergency care.
This role will see you providing operational management and day to day clinical leadership across the emergency department working in conjunction with and providing essential support to the ED Charge Nurse.
Key deliverables of this role include, but are not limited to:
  • Role model expert level of nursing clinical practice in Emergency specialty. 
  • Maintain a safe clinical and operational environment.  
  • Coordinate resources to meet identified needs of patients and staff.
  • Facilitate effective patient flow and bed management in liaison with other relevant departments and teams both within ED and with other services. 
  • Lead and co-ordinate the patient care team by providing supervision, clinical leadership to support to promote patient focused care within the allocated resources.  
  • Facilitate service quality improvement and equity of outcomes by contributing to the service’s risk minimisation activities.
Essential Criteria
  • Current New Zealand APC. 
  • Registered nurse with no restrictions. 
  • Experience leading a team and recognised by colleagues as a high functioning leader. 
  • Minimum of three years recent clinical experience in emergency nursing roles. 
  • Post graduate certificate, or equivalent academic learning in Trauma and Emergency Nursing. 
  • Evidence of proficient level practice on all aspects outlined in CENNZ Knowledge and Skills Framework. 
  • Proficient Level Professional Development Recognition Programme (PDRP) Portfolio and evidence of working towards expert level PDRP. 
  • Triage certification.
  • Computer literacy at intermediate level.
The hours are rotating including nights at 32 hours per week.

MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. To find out more information about the Children Act 2014 click here

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.


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

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