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Charge Nurse, Operating Theatre - Orthopaedic & Acute Specialties (VID: 5360)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Peri-Operative Service
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 1/11/2020
MidCentral District Health Board advocates for affirmative action and actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
Please note the job description consists of two parts. Click on the job description link for part two, and here for part one.
Have it all with a great career and lifestyle....
at MidCentral District Health Board! 

Due to retirement we are excited to be advertising this Charge Nurse position in our operating theatre, responsible for the Orthopaedic and Acute Theatre specialties.
If you are a team player with proven leadership ability, who would work well within a senior team and can stimulate and guide staff then this might be the position for you.
This position would suit a Registered Nurse with theatre nursing experience, excellent communication skills, advanced patient assessment skill, computer knowledge, and who enjoys working in a supportive multidisciplinary team environment.  An understanding or experience in change management and working with the multi-disciplinary team will be paramount.
Essential criteria will include:
  • Recent experience at Associate Charge Nurse level in an acute environment
  • Operating Theatre experience is essential
  • Nursing Master’s degree or willingness to achieve same and evidence of working at Masters level
  • Recognised by peers as a leader of nursing practice and staff 
  • Evidence of change management and project work

If you would like to discuss this opportunity please contact Chris Simpson on (06) 350 8510 (PA) or 0273044472.

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 Vulnerable 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. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website. 

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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